The delegation from Rio de Janeiro was delighted when, at E‑Werk on Monday (29 May) in the presence of Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister of State Böhmer, they received a trophy and a cheque for 25,000 euros as one of the five runners‑up in the 2017 German School Prize.
This year, the German School Boston was also in the top 20, which underwent a close on-site inspection by the experts of the jury over the course of two days. The jury was highly impressed by the schools in Rio and Boston in the six spheres inspected.
That this assessment is shared by pupils and their families at both schools is evident from the tough competition for places and the level of satisfaction among all those connected with these schools with their performance in terms of the quality of teaching, learning outcomes, how they deal with diversity, the participation of pupils and parents, the support system for pupils and the management skills of senior staff. In her words of thanks, head teacher Junge‑Ehmke praised in particular the support of faculty, pupils and parents.