Neue Schule Hamburg

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Neue Schule Hamburg
Neue Schule Hamburg Jan 2019 -2.jpg
Address
Schimmelreiterweg 11

Rahlstedt

Hamburg
22149

Germany
Coordinates53°35′30.9″N 10°10′51.7″E / 53.591917°N 10.181028°E / 53.591917; 10.181028
Information
School typePrivate with state contribution, Sudbury school
Established2007
FounderPhilipp Palm
Nena
Silke Steinfadt
Thomas Simmerl
AuthorityHamburg
DirectorPhilipp Palm
Pädagogischer LeiterBjörn Steffen[1]
Teaching staff10
GenderCoeducational
Age6 to 18
Enrollmentc. 80[2] (2010)
ClassesNone
Website

Neue Schule Hamburg (English: New School Hamburg) is a private Sudbury school in Rahlstedt, Hamburg, Germany, established in 2007.

History[edit]

The school was founded by Philipp Palm, who was the school's principal, his partner the German popstar Nena Kerner, Silke Steinfadt and Thomas Simmerl in September 2007 in Rahlstedt[3] with 85 pupils and six teachers.[4] It was the first school in Germany to be organised on the Sudbury school concept.[4] Setting out her rationale for helping establish the school, Nena referred to her own "uninspiring" education, explaining that, "When I was a child, like all children, I had so many ideas and so much curiosity. I wanted to take on the world but the teachers were the ruling force. That doesn't encourage children; it represses them."[5]

During the first year, there were reports of theft and violence at the school.[3] However, after three years, it was recognised by the Hamburg school authority as a state-approved substitute school (German: staatlich genehmigte Ersatzschule), and the Hamburg school authority agreed to contribute to the running costs from 2011.[2] In 2010, the school had increased the number of teachers to ten.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kosog, Simone (20 September 2010). "Lernen ohne Zwang – In der "Neuen Schule" in Hamburg sollen sich die Kinder ihre Bildung selbstständig erarbeiten – die Einrichtung hat prominente Fürsprecher". Süddeutsche Zeitung. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b Schoener, Johanna (31 December 2010). "Große Freiheit – Was macht eigentlich die von Popsängerin Nena mitgegründete Neue Schule? Eine Innenansicht". Bildungspolitik. Zeit Online. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b Gall, Insa (26 March 2008). "Gewaltprobleme an Nenas Privatschule". Welt Online. Axel Springer. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Neue Schule Hamburg startet – Das Besondere an der von Pop-Sängerin Nena mit ins Leben gerufenen Schule: Jedes Kind lernt, was es will, wie es will. Am Montag geht's los". Nachrichten. Hamburger Abendblatt. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  5. ^ Smee, Jess. "Singer Nena takes a pop at school system". theguardian.com. Guardian News. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Nenas Privatschule erhält Geld von der Stadt – Als Privatschule hatte sich die Neue Schule in den ersten drei Jahren selbst finanzieren müssen. Vom kommenden Jahr an gibt es Zuschüsse". Schule. Hamburger Abendblatt. 17 September 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2011.