My school is my castle

26 Apr

Today was the last school day of Year 12 🙂 It has become a tradition that students decorate the building and organise the second half of their last ‘ordinary’ morning at school according to their chosen motto. So, today our school turned into a castle for some hours 🙂

school castle


Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Fun, Germany, school


10 responses to “My school is my castle

  1. Giovanna

    April 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Lots of princes and princesses then;) The ball room looks quite crowded! Did students elect a queen or a king, too? Some good fun before an exam session I guess … a good idea! Is that a tradition in all German schools or just in yours?

  2. MrsU

    April 27, 2013 at 6:42 am

    King and queen weren’t elected…that were the roles of our Head Teacher and the person in charge of the Oberstufe (upper secondary level), but as the motto was ‘Abiristokratie’ we had lots of aristocrats. Sometimes also students like playing with words 😉 a(bi)ristocracy (Abi is the short form of Abitur). Well, nobility is ready to leave…after the exams, which start next Friday and go on until May 30th… so school was handed over to the next generation with an event that reminds me of Saturnalia in Ancient Rome. 😉
    I think something different from school routine is going on at all schools on the last day before exams, but each school has a unique way of handling that.

  3. Giovanna

    April 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Well, leaving a school after some eight years of your life spent there is quite an event, isn’t it? So they probably deserve their German Saturnalia … 😉 We spend five years at the most – if you always pass – in the same school … at the age of 18/19 you take your “esame di maturità”, after which you can attend university if you want. What about in the other countries? Did you go to school in the same place where you teach MrsU?

  4. MrsU

    April 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Well, I went to the same school, but just for 4 years because at that time the system was a bit different. 😉 I’ve been teaching at that place for 22 years, so, all in all, 26 years at the same place 😉 On Friday, when we were getting ready for the march through town, I happened to be placed between two former classmates of mine 😉 So we asked the students to take a photo of the class of 1980 … 33 years later 🙂

  5. mrsc14

    April 27, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    What a great idea for marking the end of a ‘year’. Is year 12 the same as 6th year here? Do these students leave school after their exams?

  6. MrsU

    April 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Yes, MrsC, they leave school after their exams. It’s the same as 6th form in the UK.

  7. Marie-France

    April 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    What I like the most about this last day of Year 12 is the sort of rite of passage it supposes. It is a life’s transition from Highschool to University, from adolescence to young adulthood 😉
    I think that is essential and in the past years we have forgotten to mark the different stages of a young life 😉

  8. Michelle.Germany

    April 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    It was very nice! When we left our schoolbus in the morning, they made us wet und drew hearts on our cheeks… 😉

  9. Merle Germany

    May 2, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    is very good 🙂

  10. Victor A - 6D FRANCE

    May 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Oh! It’s too cool but I don’t think we have some drawings on French schools walls.


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