Welcome to the homepage of the vocational school of the district of Stormarn in Bad Oldesloe.

At this point we would like to give you an impression of the various activities and the self-conception of our school as an educational service provider in the region of Nordstormarn.

We see our school not only as a place for imparting knowledge, but also as a counselling and support facility. On the one hand, this means that we see it as our duty to support our pupils in many different ways to achieve the qualifications and degrees they are striving for. In addition to a large number of specialist teachers, we also have a large number of support and counselling teachers as well as staff members for socio-pedagogical support available to us to cope with this task.

On the other hand, however, we also endeavour to meet the needs of the regional economy as well as the needs of the citizens in the towns and communities of the district by adapting existing education and training courses and establishing new ones.

Many more details about our education and training work can be found on this homepage. We would also be happy to provide you with further information in person.

Kai Aagardt

Headmaster

Projects

Joe Biden or Donald Trump?

That was the big question of the "U.S Embassy School Election Project 2020," which is initiated regularly to coincide with the presidential election in the United States. In this project, organized by the U.S. Embassy Berlin and supported by the Berlin educational organization LIFE e.V. and the Institute of English Studies at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, the participating classes (both German and American school classes took part) were asked to use web materials to predict which party would win this year's U.S. presidential election in an American state assigned to them.
Our 12th grade English Language Proficiency course GG19e participated with their course teacher Anna Krone. They were assigned the state of Colorado, which was looked at on different levels. The group results were presented within the class in creative ways such as fictional news sheets or podcasts.
The election forecast was presented in-class and the GG19e concluded that Colorado would vote Democratic and thus support Joe Biden's candidacy. With this prediction, the students were in line with the prediction of the project team's expert as well as the majority of the other classes who also studied the state of Colorado.
"The students learned a lot about the American electoral system, which is very different from the German system," confirms Anna Krone. On the other hand, they became experts on the concerns of the state of Colorado, which was evident from the authentic results in the final presentations.
But to what extent does the forecast match real voter behavior in Colorado? As it stands now, the counting of electoral votes showed a 63% majority for the Democratic Party of Joe Biden. Thus, the GG19e's prediction was correct, which is a positive confirmation of their work. Well done!

European anthem as a symbol of solidarity

Polish exchange students visit the vocational school in Bad Oldesloe

Our school hosted seven students and two teachers from the Polish music high school Poznanska Ogolnoksztalcaca in Poznan from 11.12.-14.12. 2019. Both schools are united by their enthusiasm for Europe and intercultural exchange. The Polish students brought the product of their European project to Bad Oldesloe. Full of passion, they presented the "Ode to Joy" from the ninth symphony - also known as the European anthem - by Ludwig van Beethoven.
In the overcrowded pedagogical center of the vocational school, everyone was fascinated by the skills of the guests from the very first sounds. The classical music went straight to the heart of the students present. "Amazing voices," Adrian Kästel commented on the two singers. "Such delicate violin sounds," found Justin Burkhardt. The two students from AT19 also got into a conversation with the guests after the concert. The festive finale and goosebump moment of the concert was the joint singing of "Silent Night" by all present, accompanied instrumentally by the Polish students. "One could clearly feel the connection that music creates between people. Now, finally, Christmas feelings arise", Leon Lüdicke from AT19 was happy.
The 13 students of the host class WG18d were very excited when they greeted the Polish young people and their teachers at Bad Oldesloe train station on Wednesday with a waving Polish flag and a welcome banner. Afterwards, the students got to know each other better over lunch and by playing games together. "I am thrilled to see how little fear of contact there is on both sides," commented Claudia Schecker, teacher and organizer of the exchange. German has been the guests' subject for three years, but sometimes English came to the rescue. Laura Bodensiek and Emma Petersen, whose families hosted Polish youngsters, will continue to stay in touch with their guests. There are enough common topics to exchange, added Emma, with whom two guest students stayed.
The Polish visitors also had the opportunity to get to know the school during a tour of the building, which included a visit to the specialized rooms. "There is a great learning atmosphere in the modern rooms," Marta Jarzabek emphasized. Afterwards, they took part in physical education classes together with the host class and played volleyball in mixed teams. After baking pizza together and then going bowling, the highlight of the visit followed on Friday.
Teacher Claudia Schecker and her Polish colleague, and now friend, Isabela Witlewska-Janiak were honored as teachers with European competence at a certification ceremony in Lübeck City Hall. In addition to the award in the audience hall, there was an opportunity during the breaks to exchange ideas and experiences in an exhibition showing a wide variety of European projects. The ceremony was accompanied by further musical performances by the Polish guests. Especially their new German friends from Bad Oldesloe congratulated them with thunderous applause and presented them with small gingerbread hearts as a thank you. A return visit to Poland is already planned for next year. This is how Europe works!

Mission Statement

We promote the future prospects of the students entrusted to us through comprehensive professional qualification.

2. We promote the development of personality enabling an independent life in social responsibility.

3. We create a positive learning environment with the help of a culture of tolerance and mutual respect.

4. We meet the ever-changing demands of society and the world of work .

5. We see ourselves as a factor influencing education, the labor market and economics in the region.

6. We contribute to the acceptance and tolerance of other cultures by promoting intercultural competence.

Contact persons for international projects

Kerstin Knieriem

k.knieriem@bs-oldesloe.de


Claudia Schecker

c.schecker@bs-oldesloe.de