Today, 24 April 2015, is Fashion Revolution Day. Also students and teachers NMS are wearing their shirts inside out today. In Flex A we learned about how a t-shirt is made. We also checked where our shirts came from; mostly they were produced far away. We included our results in an online map using Padlet, a Cool Tool :)

Did you know that 2700 liters of water are needed to produce one t-shirt? Cotton is a very thirsty plant...

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Check this page every week for the latest and greatest Cool Tool curated by NMS’s own Annemieke Akkermans, a Secondary IT and Flex class teacher.

for 27 April 2015: Teamviewer http://www.teamviewer.com

 This Cool Tool could become your favourite piece of software, especially for presenters, lecturers, teachers and students who want to display their personal device’s screen via a beamer or interactive whiteboard, or remote control any computer or Mac over the internet within seconds. For this you use Teamviewer, a tool used by 200 million people apparently, so this may not be all that new to you. You don’t even have to download the software – yet I do recommend this, as it makes the process a great deal easier. Teamviewer can also be used for online meetings, although for this more professional purpose the premium version should be purchased, the free version is only for individual users.

Das von der Bibliothek der NMS initiierte Bildungsprojekt BücherboXX hat Ende März einen weiteren Schritt zur Integration unserer Schule im Kiez genommen. Bei der Aufstellung und Einweihung der BücherboXX „Europa“ waren Anwohner des Leon-Jessel-Platzes, Kollegen des Goethe-Gymnasiums, der Comenius-Schule und Frau Dagmar König (Stadträtin Willmersdorf) anwesend.

Auch die Suchttherapeutische Einrichtung Tannenhof, die eine große Einrichtung nur 250 Meter entfernt von unserer Schule betreiben, haben sich unserem Projekt angeschlossen. Durch diese Kooperation haben wir einen großen Schritt hinsichtlich Bekanntheit und Akzeptanz unserer Schule in der Nachbarschaft gemacht.

Weitere Unterstützer des Projekts sind die Schule an der Jungfernheide, die Initiative Bookcrosser, Vertreter mehrerer politischer Parteien, ein Künstler, Geschäfte/Firmen der Umgebung, zwei OSZ-Schulen und ein Vertreter des Afrikanischen Magazins LONAM.

Unser langfristiges Ziel ist eine eigene BücherboXX mit dem Schwerpunktthema „Afrika“ zu entwickeln, zu bauen und diese dauerhaft im Umkreis unserer Schule zu installieren. Dies ist eine große Chance unsere Schule nachhaltig positiv ins Bewusstsein des Bezirks zu verankern.

April 24 is this year’s FASHION REVOLUTION day. We are planning some activities at the NMS school campus of P30 to increase our students’ awareness towards the unjust textile industry’s working conditions in third world countries.

We ask all members of our school community to wear their clothes inside out on that day – to make the production labels a target to look at and to find out about the origin of the garments.

Between 11.30 a.m. and 2 p.m., we will set up 8 to 12 sewing machines in the schoolyard of P30 and have students produce upcycled shirts and bags, fusing all kinds of existing garments and creating unique fashion :-).

We are supported by two experts so far: Mrs. Ursula Nadolph, who is a professional tailor and runs the tailoring workshop on Tuesday afternoon and Mr. Wilfried Pletzinger, who is an upcycling fashion designer (www.w-pletzinger.com). Both of them will support the students and Wilfried will present some of his work and explain his ideas.

We will be informed by several IB students about the unjust situation of textile production. Participating students and interested visitors will be asked to take a quiz, they can participate in discussions and watch informative films.

We are inviting classes from P23 and B24 to visit the school's fashion revolution events at P30.

Due to the alarming circumstances of unjust fashion production, we would like to inspire the school community to upcycle their existing clothes, swap garments or buy their outfits second hand before purchasing something new.

Special thanks goes to Mrs. Annett Borg for helping to prepare the fashion revolution day at our school!

Parents: we need help sewing and additional sewing machines :-) thanks a million!

Dear NMS Parents (B24 & P30 7th - 10th Grade),

Student Registration begins Monday for the NMS Secondary Workshop Courses. Online Registration Deadline is Friday, 1 May at 20:00.

All NMS 7th-10th grade students are required to register and attend a Workshop that begins 12 May.

If your child requires a waiver, please read and follow the waiver processread and follow the waiver process to be considered but please remember there is no guarantee of a waiver. Due to the HOLIDAY on FRIDAY, all waiver materials are due on Thursday, 30 April at 12:00 noon.

Parents please advise your child to choose their first and second choice workshops wisely.  Once the workshops begin, students are not allowed to switch workshops except under extraordinary circumstances (breaks a leg and can no longer run in the Rugby workshop). As part of the registration process, we expect the following from students and their parents:

Dear parents, dear teachers, dear educators and friends,

Please pull out your calendars and get ready to save an important date. The next Boogie Night is about to be announced! It will feel like a Midsummer Night's Dream when we'll dance, eat, drink and have fun on

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015!

The Silent Auction will again be one of the highlights. The money raised here makes many investments for the school possible that otherwise could not be financed. Please help us again to make this year's Auction a success by finding sponsors, donating vouchers or other interesting items.

The IB Visual Art students of 2015 opened their final art exhibition on Thursday 23rd April 2015.

Participating artists: Siri Black, Michaela Erskine, Rory Gregory, Connie Hamilton, Mona Ivinskis, Jasmine Kill, Jade Manning, Josephine Mul, Celine Niemitz-Rossant, Fiona Röthling, Jasmine Toubel and Logan Wenzel.

A group of IB11 students are representing the Nelson Mandela School at the inaugural edition of the International Wroclaw Model UN 2015. This is the first international, university level conference in Wroclaw and one of the first in its kind in the country. Its theme is Threats to International Security and students from many different countries have come together to debate issues relating to this topic. The students are part of one of the following six committees: Security Council, International Court of Justice, Economic and Financial Committee, World Health Organization, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, International Atomic Energy Agency. More information on the conference can be found here: http://www.munpoland.com.

Pictures below!