Engaging with the Arts

The Ernst-Reuter School organizes artistic projects that allow students to experience theatre, acting, musical performance and dance so as to discover their own talents in these areas.

The students of the secondary level produce two plays each year, such as ‘The Physicists’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum’ and ‘Alternative Arabian Nights’.

The grammar school children also produce two theatrical projects each year. The next play they are presenting on 15 June 2017 is ‘The Jungle Book’.

Our artistic projects have become an important part of life at the Ernst-Reuter School. Grades 5-7 and 8-10 tackle different themes and interpret these artfully every year.

Heinrich Böll’s tale ‘The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum’ expresses the power of mass media and how they affect the life of individuals. Grades 8-10 portrayed this work effectively at the end of the first semester of 2016/2017. The students showed their acting abilities along with providing musical accompaniment, dancing, costumes and stage décor. The students took Heinrich Böll’s short story and adapted it to a script themselves before producing it for the stage. Music and dance enhanced the atmosphere the production aimed for. The story takes place in the Germany of the 1970’s so the group that handled costumes and stage dressing were able to get creative. It took about five months to put together this play, which premiered on 25 January 2017.