In October, SMWS German high school students spent a day with Elvis Katticaren from the organisation, KultCrossing in Cologne, Germany learning how to make a radio program. Ninth grade Michaela Panian explains, “In the time the ninth grade spent with Elvis from KultCrossing, we recorded and created a radio program about celebrities with German roots.” This opportunity was sponsored by the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA).
Students learned about the different types of radio programs you can make. 12th graders, Emma Schaefer and Sydney Kless, prepared and recorded an interview. The other groups used the format which in German is called an “Umfrage”. There is an introduction (Anmoderation), then various people give their opinions on the topic, then the reporter gives a conclusion (Abmoderation). 11th graders compared German sport with US sport. 10th graders discussed school. The students also got a dose of the real world as they had a deadline and some of them expressed feeling a bit stressed meeting it!
Ninth grader, Zuri Rose writes,” I loved this workshop. I really enjoyed having a whole day speaking German. I also learned a lot about pronunciation and speaking in an understandable way. I loved editing the recordings we made and learning with my friends. I had a lot of fun and would love to do something like this again.”
Danke schön to Irene Mrázek, the German advisor, for organizing the two days with Elvis at our school.
Article written by the 9th grade German class.
Click below to listen to one of the recordings, “What is special about a Waldorf school?”
Translation of “What is special about a Waldorf School?”
The Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (USA) presents the KultCrossing project: FuSCH – Funk und Schule ( Radio and School) from Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Co with Elvis Katticaren.
All over the world there are Waldorf schools. Also here in Boulder, Co. We, the students from Shining Mountain Waldorf School, are going to explain what makes our Waldorf school so special.
Hi, my name is Cami and my school is a private Waldorf school. Rudolf Steiner started the first Waldorf school about 100 years ago. Our Waldorf school opened in 1983. We have 5 breaks during the year – summer, spring, winter, February and Thanksgiving breaks. Only American Waldorf schools have a February break. Thanksgiving is an American holiday where we eat a lot!
My name is Bodhi and our school is very small. We have about 300 students in the school. We have a lot of different sports like volleyball, basketball, athletics and cross country. In our school, we have a school system like in German Waldorf schools. (In the high school) we have compulsory subjects, but also optional subjects such as photography, knitting, music and art.
My name is Fiona. We have lots of subjects such as art, math, languages, literature and history. In the first grade, we start learning languages. Here – Spanish and German. Waldorf students are very creative and every two years we put on an all high school musical. Every year, the 10th and 12th graders both put on a play.