DHPS is awarded the Paul Peter Land - Prize 2017
On Friday, 3 November 2017, the Paul Peter Land - Prize was presented as part of the Annual General Meeting of the Deutscher Kulturrat (DKR).
This year again, the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) won this prize, which, since 1998, is annually awarded by the German Cultural Council (Deutscher Kulturrat, DKR). Events of special cultural value over the period from July 2016 to June 2017 were honoured and for participating schools, teachers and learners, the prize and the promotion of cultural projects are a great incentive each year.
The art and theatre projects submitted by the DHPS were particularly wide-ranging: The theatre and musical productions “Oh Ballade” and “The secret Life of Pirates”, as well as the art exhibition of the kindergarten and the poem project: "Eyes of the Big City” convinced the jury:
In frame of the theatre production “Oh Ballade! The essence of poetry”, learners of the DHPS theatre group had the opportunity to re-write African and German, old and new ballades, embedding them in current contexts - which they mastered brilliantly.
The primary section musical “The secret Life of Pirates” impressed audience and performers alike and the convincing, creative and amiable implementation and performance of the grade 3-6 actors was taken into account in this accolade.
The art project was a brand new contribution: What impressed the jury was that even the little ones of the DHPS Kindergarten already come into contact with art and have created masterpieces within the scope of an impressive exhibition and that art and culture are a high priority of the kindergarten.
“Expressionist and romantic poems in comparison” was the topic of the Grade 12 German lessons, which was the basis for self-composed expressionist poems of the Abitur learners. Before the learners were confronted with the original, they wrote poems in line with Kurt Tucholsky’s “Eyes of the Big City”; the results were really touching.
The DHPS is overjoyed that the projects also got so much external recognition and Principal Kristin Eichholz, teachers involved and of course the learners themselves, are proud of this award and honour.
On behalf of the DHPS, the flattered learners, teachers and the Chairlady of the School Board (photo attached, © Allgemeine Zeitung) proudly accepted this award and were pleased to receive the acknowledgment for the theatre projects of their school and the prize money of N$ 1,500.