After two additions to the ISR Kindergarten in Neuss, the demand for Kindergarten places in our international and English-speaking community continues to grow. For this reason, ISR decided to open a new Kindergarten in Düsseldorf Niederkassel. This new Kindergarten branch will be an extension of the ISR Kindergarten in Neuss. As a result of this extension, we will be able to offer enrolment to around 100 boys and girls between the ages 3 – 6 years old.
Once again last week 17 football enthusiasts from a total of six area schools were able to complete their training as DFB Junior Coaches at ISR. Under the guidance of our sports teacher Karsten Baumann, a former Bundesliga player and trainer, the students were trained as licensed junior trainers through theoretical and practical exercises. The training, which has been held at the ISR in cooperation with the DFB for several years now, paves the way for students to enter into a career as a football trainer.
Last week, for the second time in a row, ISR hosted the Cooking & More Summer Camp led by Ms. Nicole Freitag. Everyday 14 ISR students prepared easy meals for breakfast and lunch and in the process, learnt something new about cooking. The students were shown how to prepare delicious smoothies, healthy lemonade, wraps and cupcakes. Students discovered how fun it was to cook using healthy, child-friendly recipes. Ms. Freitag took the students on excursions to local food markets and bakeries in order to teach them the benefits of eating healthy and to get the children interested in identifying fresh foods.
Colourful brushes, painted canvases and radiant children: last week saw the start of the school holidays with a creative Summer Art Camp week. The programme, led by Bettina Schulenberg, was fully booked a few weeks after it was announced. This is of course, due to the stellar reputation Ms. Schulenberg has as an amazing art teacher.
Last week, the Ballet Summer Camp took place for the first time at our school. The program was led by Mrs. Peltzer, who regularly conducts various ballet courses during the academic year as part of our daily extracurricular program. In addition to classic ballet moves and some theory, the children learned how to interpret a given theme through movement and how to express their feelings through dance.
Once again, our ISR Sports Camp this year was all about fun, sports and exercise! The camp, led by our sports teacher Mr. Small, had lots of variety and action in store for our almost 100 participants! On top of a multitude of sports activities that took place both on the school’s campus and across the street on the PSV Neuss sports facilities, the children had the opportunity to visit numerous popular sports venues in and around Neuss, such as the Neuss Skihalle the perfect place to be when it is 36°C outside, trampoline halls, swimming lakes and pools and many other great places for children.
Our motto, “It’s cool to be good”, doesn’t need a summer break and proved just that by successfully ending our ISR 2019 Summer Camps today!
Our students were particularly fortunate this year as we were able to offer four parallel camps thanks to the help of our dedicated teachers and parents. The camps included the Cooking & More Summer Camp, the Summer Art Camp, the Sports Camp and, for the first time, a Ballet Summer camp! All participants had an eventful holiday week. They made many new friends from all over the world and after today, they will go on holiday with many beautiful memories to cherish for a long time.