DigiSkills SCHOOLS

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Every year, on 17 November, the greek schools honour the students who sacrificed their lives against the greek Junda in 1973.
Our school welcomed mrs Kalfakakou,professor in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, who was one of the heroines who fought against the dictatorship. A student at university those days, she became one of those that struggled, got arrested and eventually put in jail to be tortured.
Mrs Kalfakakou talked with the students who tried to connect the historical approach of the past with the reality of the present.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Digiskills Meeting Bayreuth Report

The Final DigiSkills meeting, which took place from 6th to 9th May 2008 at Richard-Wagner-Gymnasium, was mentioned in our local newspaper Nordbayerischer Kurier.

Friday, May 23, 2008

DigiSkills Bayreuth Meeting

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Organising the last meetings

Our group have had several meetings in all partner destinations. The last one was up to Daniela R. (Prague) and Uschi S. (Bayreuth).
The two "girls" have done a good job!:)


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

DigiSkills Prague Meeting

Friday, May 02, 2008

Foreign students learn Spanish at IES Guaza

Some of our students come from countries which don't speak Spanish. They try to learn it at school. In this voicethread they introduce themselves.


IES Guaza: students are important!!!

Here you have a sample of all that you can do if you become (you never can tell) a student from our school. Hope you enjoy it!!!


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Secondary Modern School Regenstauf

My students Christopher H. and Jakob N. created a short video about our institution.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Richard-Wagner-Gymnasium presents itself

We have created a website where we compiled some of the extracurricular activites that took place at our school. There you will find vokis in which our students present their school and important monuments in town. Moreover there are 9 short films about school life like the following one:

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Häggvallskolans movie

The students of Häggvallskolan has made a film about there trip to Sälen.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Between the Finalists in the "50 Years Together in Diversity” school competition

Friday, December 21, 2007

Multilingual Season's greetings

Seasons's greetings from Richard-Wagner-Gymnasium to all Digiskills Partners in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Kisuaheli and Russian!


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Say it loud...!!!

Working hard and proud!!!

On December 18th IES Guaza has been awarded by the Deparment for Education of the Canarian Government for having worked very hard for intercultural education. Since the very start in 2002, the school has tried to wellcome every single student and to make him or her feel good while he/she shares the time he spends at IES GUAZA together from people from different parts of the world (in fact, 43% of the students are foreigners).
We want to share with all the members of disgiskills these good news and to make them realize that our project is a useful tool to make people come together.

The students recieve the prize from the Director General de Ordenación y Promoción Educativa.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

1st Lyceum of Menemeni is between the finalists in FOOD4U


The Italian Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies has been promoting – since 2005 - FOOD4U (or rather “food for you” the sms variation) a schools awareness campaign, aimed at students of Secondary Schools (aged between 13 and 19 years) and their teachers from 15 European countries: Belgium - Denmark - Finland - France – Germany - Greece - Luxembourg - Norway – The Netherlands - Portugal – United Kingdom - Spain - Sweden – Hungary and Italy.
The aim behind the campaign is a highly topical one:

The aim of the campaign is to make youngsters more aware of the importance of being informed about their own food choice, to highlight the role and points of view of young people about nutritional problems, encouraging them to reflect upon the values of a healthy and correct food diet The students, through a Competition to create and produce TV video spots plus backstage, are directly involved in an interactive way.

The campaign culminates in the FOOD4U VIDEO FESTIVAL, an award stay of a week in Italy, (inclusive of air travel, accommodation, transfers within Italy and activities) to which are invited the Competition’s winning school groups (on average some 2 groups per country giving a total of around 350 students and teachers plus guests of organisations representing entities and public bodies from Italy and the other 15 countries involved, specialists, journalists, communications operators, European TV teams, staff from organisations, group leaders and campaign managers).

The event includes a programme of tourist and study activities on the region (excursions and guided tours aimed at getting to know the historical, artistic, cultural, and local wine and food heritage; meetings on topics of inherently nutritional themes and the exchange of experiences amongst the young about their eating habits, teaching workshops – recreational visits on processing typical products). The FOOD4U VIDEO FESTIVAL includes 4 evenings of screenings, organised in various prestigious locations, with the presentation, as a European premier, of all the winning Competition video spots. An international jury of experts will award to the best of these spots the prize: the “FOOD4U Award 2007” and the Cup of the President of the Republic of Italy.

Friday, September 07, 2007

RWG DigiSkills Film

Richard-Wagner-Gymnasium Bayreuth has documented the results of the DigiSkills project in the school year 2006/07. Enjoy the little film.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New name for Realschule Regenstauf

The new name for Realschule Regenstauf is now: "Max-Ulrich-von-Drechsel-Realschule".
Max-Ulrich fighted against Hitler and lost his life.

Cool Slideshows!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

COMENIUS Information

On 24th July, Comenius Information has been given to teachers from district Oberpfalz in Bavaria. Hans Feldmeier talked about the new program as to LifeLongLearning. Additionally, Hans presented the projec
t DigiSkills.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ciao Mariella Lupo - Comenius Assistant

Mariella Lupo , Comenius Assistant from Trinitapoli near Bari (Italy), joined Realschule Regenstauf in January 2007. In very short time, Mariella was in the heart of many students and teachers because of her cheerfulness. At present, Mariella is back home to stay at her family. In September she intends to work at a middle school in the north of Lake Garda. Much power to you, Mariella!


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Jorge Riechmann at Guaza.

Who's Jorge Riechmann? A famous Spanish poet (his grandfather was German, if you notice the surname). He's written a lot of books on poetry, although he's also well-known for having published many essays about preserving the environment.
He has just come to IES GUAZA to talk to us about his work. We have enjoyed the visit and we want to share a poem, "Se buscan desertores" ("Searching For Deserters") with all of you. (Sorry. It's in Spanish.)

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If you want to know more about him, click here.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Springday 2007 with Sweden

On 25th April Realschule Regenstauf celebrated European Springday 2007. If was a pleasure to welcome our guests from Sweden: Häggvallskolan/Island Tjörn.
Enjoy some nice impressions!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Drama in Thessaloniki

The drama team of our school is preparing the performance of one of the most famous plays "i avli ton thavmaton"(the yard of the miracles) by Iakovos Kambanelis.
The play is about a group of everyday people of '50s who share the same yard and more than that......
The performance is going to be pesented in June, at the end of the school year.
The teachers in charge are:Aikaterini Karakonstantaki-English teacher
Eleni Kontou -Philologos

2nd Award of Modern Dance

A group of students of our school participated the 13th continental school art races of modern dance and took the 2nd place among other groups all over Northern Greece.
Our group of folklore dance received a special distinction as well.
Panayiotis Sverkounos, teacher of physical education, took care of the preparation of both groups.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Cultural Week at Guaza

Cultural Week took place last week at IES GUAZA. All the students enjoyed themselves while they were taking part in some of the multicultural workshops. To put an end to this marvellous week we had a festival in which teachers, parents and students had fun with a lot of wonderful performances.

Just a little pill for our Digiskills friends!!!


Monday, March 26, 2007

In-service training on weblogs and digital photo publishing

At Richard-Wagner-Gymnasium took place an in-service training to show interested collegues how to create a weblog and how to prepare photos (with Photoshop) to be published in the net. The colleagues learnt how to place a post in our school blog, some started their own blog.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A poet in Guaza

Spanish poet, Antonio Orihuela, visit this month Guaza school. He gave us a speech on poetry and we could listen to him reading some of his engaged poems.
It was a pleasure to have him among us. we would like to share that moment with all of you (providing you understand Spanish).

P.S. You can have a look at his book Comiendo tierra here (you can also download it in pdf format):


Thursday, March 01, 2007

Schooltheatre at its best!

Realschule Regenstauf proudly presents: "Vati, die Macht und ein bisschen Helga".
A lot of students are working hard to be a perfect performer.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Podcasting in Tønder - the schools own tv-news.

Tønder Gymnasium now has its own televisionstation. Since first of February the show “TG News” has been available for students, teachers and all others on the internet by podcastsubscription. “TG News” is a 5-10 minutes newsshow, that covers resent events connected to the school. The work is done entirely by volunteers amongst the students.
The project was launched by the schools two media-teachers, my college and I, and we are still pulling a few strings, but the students are increasingly becoming more and more independent.

Besides the obvious fact that the involved students learn a lot about televisionproduction and the role of the media, “TG News” also plays a role in the internal and external communication of the life on the school.

To watch available episodes of “TG News” (it's in danish!) the podcastsubscription-url is:
I recommend using iTunes. Click here for a quick guide to subscribing to podcasts.

Wondering what "podcast" is all about? Click here for wikipedia.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

“Kladaria” is the name of one of the customs which relate to the twelve-day-period from Christmas to Epiphany The necessary preparations, however, start as early as October. More specifically, on the next day of the feast of Aghios Dimitrios, i.e. on 27 October, children and teenagers provide for the raw material of this event; they run into the fields and the mountain slopes in order to collect brushwood and dead herbs. They mainly look for cedar branches as they have a special scent. The brushwood is stored in a dry place and remains there until it loses its moisture and dries up. On 23 December, the preparations start as early as early as midday.The brushwood is piled up in huge heaps in the open space where this rite is going to take place. The oldest inhabitant of the village lights the branches in the evening. Then, the locals form a dancing ring around the fire. In some regions, men with bells hanging off their body turn around the fire thus lending a character of an ancient Greek, Bacchic event to these ritual ceremonies which alongwith the scent of cedars create a very special atmosphere. In some regionsof Voio, the branches light upduring the carnival period, or morespecifically, on Cheese-Fare Sunday.(This year is on February 18)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Die Comenius-Sprachassistentin von Guaza stellt sich vor:

Ich heiße Birgit Klein und bin Sprachassistentin am IES Guaza. Das europäische Comenius-Sprachassistentenprogramm hat mich hierher nach Teneriffa geschickt. Am Anfang dachte ich „oh Gott eine Insel“, aber mittlerweile lerne ich diese abwechslungsreiche Insel sehr zu schätzen. Die Leute, vor allem die Lehrer, sind sehr freundlich und auch die Landschaft hat einiges zu bieten: tiefe Schluchten, blaues Meer, schwarzen Sandstrand, steile Klippen, Vulkane, farbige Lavafelder, zerklüftetes Gebirge, Pinienwälder und und und. Das Wetter hier ist aber nicht so wie man es sich in Deutschland vorstellt (sonnig und heiss), es ist eher genauso unglaublich wie seine Landschaft: man findet Schnee auf dem Teide (3800m), Sonne im Süden, Nebel im Norden, Wind im Osten, Regen im Westen. Die Insel bietet also von allem etwas und das Besondere ist, dass man all das an einem einzigen Tag erleben kann – an verschiedenen Orten oder zu verschiedenen Zeiten.
Zu mir persönlich kann ich sagen, dass ich aus dem Schwarzwald (aus dem schönen Freiburg im Br.) komme und in Tübingen Französisch, Spanisch und Mathe studiert habe. Hier am IES Guaza unterstütze ich die Deutsch- und Französischlehrerin in ihrem Unterricht. Wir sind dann zu zweit in der Klasse und teilen uns die Arbeit.
Außerhalb der Schule interessiere ich mich für Tango argentino und Salsa. Mit Ignacio, einem der Technologielehrer, biete ich für Schüler und Lehrer Dienstags und Freitags in der großen Pause einen Tangokurs an. Ansonsten wander und schwimme ich gerne, was man beides hier wirklich ausgiebig machen kann J Jetzt bin ich schon seit November da und habe den Eindruck erst nur einen Teil der Insel gesehen zu haben. Aber ich bleibe ja noch bis Ende Juni…


Thursday, January 25, 2007


From 16th - 20th January 2007 took place in Patras ( 20th High School ) the Comenius and eTwinning Digiskills project meeting.
Partners from all European countries, which take part in this project, met each other in Patras.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

1st Lykeio of Menemeni and European Youth Parliament

Our school participated the 14th National Conference of the European Youth Parliament. The conference was very well organised by the Executive Board of EYP Greece, university students themselves. The activities started with the teambuilding: the delegates played icebreaking games to be introduced to the others. Then, they had to communicate and cooperate in committees of 15 delegates to come to a resolution! The third day, all the committees came to the General Assembly to vote for or against the resolutions submited.

Zoe Otatzioglou, student of C' class, delegate of CULT (committee of culture) described her experience as a pleasant communicative approach, living process among students though it is a simulation of the European Parliament.

The students are encouraged to take an interest in current affairs and the democratic process, practise independent thinking and take personal initiative.They can express their own opinionswithout any political connotations and without reventing to role play.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


The groups of first of the E.S.O. of IES Guaza did an exit of living together to the recreative zone Chopancho.The day passed with normality and so all the pupils and the teachers spent it very well realizing different activities. Pupils could learn diverse knowledges on the Canary pine and on the ecosystem in which they remained and entertained.The teachers could take part of a good gathering as taste the rich delicacies that the mother of one from the tutors made them come from Vilaflor. After having a nice morning seeing how all the pupils were enjoing for every corner around the area.The landscapes we saw were wonderful, and to be rising towards the Teide and to be able to see in the distance the sea with its diverse tonalities was an unforgettable experience for all of us.Returning to the school both the pupils and the teachers qualify the activity as a positive one and encourage the rest of the levels to repeat the experince.

PS Photos made by one of our students: Manuel.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lucia festival at Häggvallskolan

The 13 of December, Sweden celebrates the festival of Lucia. The festival of Lucia is an old Swedish tradition that dates back to the 14oo century. In the old days the people celebrated Lucia to welcome back the light. This refers to the winter solstice, occurring around December 21 or 22 and is the shortest day of the year. The tradition has changed some during the years, but one thing remains the same the character of Lucia. As seen in the pictures Lucia is a women with a crown of light in here hair. During this festival our students sings traditional songs. Afterward the students eat a traditional cake called “Lussebulla” that contains the spice Saffron.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Richard-Wagner Gymnasium blog

The administration of our school created a blog called 'Neues am RWG'. The responsible person is Klaus Hertel. In this blog you can read about all the events and activites that take place at our school. Within one month there have been more than 30 entries! If you know German, you are invited to have a look.

Monday, December 25, 2006

COMENIUS Assistant from Italy

Welcome Mariella from Trinitapoli near Bari in Italy!
Mariella Lupo is our COMENIUS Assistant from Apulia and she intends to stay 5 months in Regenstauf.

She teaches English and German and helps to manage the Comenius and eTwinning projects at our school. Years before, Mariella stayed in Germany (Tübingen) for Erasmus reasons.

Merry Christmas From IES GUAZA



Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Fashion show at Häggvallskolan

The annual fashion show of Häggvallskolan took place during the last weekend of November. The students from year nine put up the show with help from the teachers and parents. The aim with the show is to collect money for a ski trip.The preparations for the show started earlier this year. The preparations have included getting sponsors for the show, getting cloth shops to leant them cloths for the models, hiring a DJ for the sound and light show and the students have also made bread and presents that was sold during the day. The show took place at the 25th of November. To accommodate all who wanted to see the show there were two shows during the day. The show was a mix of fashion, sound, light and music performances from students. The day was a total success and the students gathered a lot of money for their ski trip.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Platform FRONTER for RS Regenstauf

On 22th November 2006 two representatives of company FRONTER (Norway) have been present at Realschule Regenstauf: Mrs Lisa Hammerl and Mr Truls Bøhm (Fronter Manager Germany). They gave an introduction to platform Fronter. This platform with about 50 tools for cooperation, collaboration and publishing is the biggest one in Scandinavia. Thus, Realschule Regenstauf will use it in the future.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Walk on Water

Students from IES GUAZA, in Spain, have just seen the film Walk on Water, a movie from Israel, shot in 2004. People from 4th year liked it because it was a different kind of film (far away from US blockbusters). It was a unique opportunity to approach at the same time the Arab-Israeli conflict and the different ways of living our sexuality.
We highly recommend other schools in our project to spend their time watching this interesting movie.

The plot:
A hit man for Mossad is given the mission to track down the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex Nazi officer, who might be still alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister. He wants to convince her to come back to Germany for their Fathers birthday party.
The two men set out on an extended tour of the country during which, Axel’s frank and open attitude challenges Eyal’s rigid, clichéd values. Their friendship grows until he learns of Axel’s homosexuality. With this final straw he leaves.
To finish his mission Eyal has to go to Germany. He meets Axel once more and succeeds in being invited to the family party where secrets will be revealed.

Go further:
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: http://www.un.org/unrwa/
Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies: http://www.tau.ac.il/jcss/

Saturday, July 22, 2006

eTwinning award: Quality Label

NSS Schulen-ans-Netz (Germany) handed over the Quality Label to three Bavarian Schools:
Realschule Regenstauf
Bernhard-Mazillis-Schule Neuburg/Donau
Keilberthschule München
as to excellent eTwinning project work.

Monday, May 15, 2006

RWG celebrates European Week

From 8th to 12th May 2006 all over Europe the European Week was celebrated. Also at our school. Every day - during break - the European flag was hoisted while the European hymn was being played. On Thursday our school's winners of the European drawing competition were honoured by the headmaster and the two art teachers Anne Gerdes and Christian Just. Our local newspaper published the article above.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Minister of Education visits Richard-Wagner-Gymnasium

What a great event!
The Bavarian Minister of Education Siegfried Schneider visited our school. He was accompanied by Walter Nadler, a member of the Bavarian Parliament, who lives in Bayreuth. In the name of the whole school the guests were heartily welcome by me and my deputy Mathias Weber. After a short visit to the school museum the VIPs were led to our new physics room, which is equipped with an electronic whiteboard. Here Comenius coordinator Uschi Schmack presented the Digiskills Project and vice deputy Hans Buchzik showed how to make use of the electronic whiteboard in science lessons. Then physics teacher Wolfgang Mehl showed two amazing experiments about the effects of the light. We are very proud that the minister decided to visit our school during his short visit to Bayreuth. He said he enjoyed his short stay at our school very much.
Horst Anclam
Head of Richard-Wagner-Gymnasium

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Theatre Group of Regenstauf presents

(Written by Chr. Kelm & St. Schlehaider/ directed by Cl. Hoffmann & Chr. Kelm)
The title can either mean that something was no use doing it or that something doesn’t cost anything. This ambiguity stands for the plot of the play. 23 pupils from the 5 th to the 10th grade perform a story about a theatre, which is encumbered with debts. Will their efforts lead to a breakthrough or will the theatre have to close forever?

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Blogging is beautiful!

Dear friends,

the first time for me that I am working in a blog.
I am interested to see what´s going on.

Best regards from Josef

To all friends of DigiSkills

Hello to all friends of digiskills,

I have signed in today and will create my first Blog soon.

Horst Anclam,
Richard-Wagner-Gymnasium Bayreuth

Friday, January 20, 2006

Thessaloniki meeting

The White Tower, symbol of Thessaloniki
Hello everybody,
today, during our project meeting in Thessaloniki, we have created a weblog for headmistresses and headmasters. We hope for an active participation.