The News Salem Schrote

Become a „Chair Patron“!

You, too, can support the construction of the new Salem Schrote by choosing one of the following donor options:

 

VARIATION  1:  BECOME A „CHAIR PATRON“
Sponsor a chair for the assembly hall. The chair will bear your name on a donor's plaque mounted on the backrest. One chair costs 300 €, 5 chairs are 1.450 €, and 10 chairs 2.900 €. Of the 350 chairs to be sponsored 300 chairs have already been spoken for.

 

VARIATION  2:  PROCURE AN ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP
The room will bear your family's or company's name. The rooms „Metalworking“ or „Pottery“  are each available for a donation of 25,000 €.

The Salem Schrote
Arts & Crafts Center, Classrooms, Events

A New Building at Salem Castle

For the first time in over 300 years a new building is being erected on the grounds of Salem Castle. The former granary located along the western wall of the castle grounds was demolished in the fall of 2017. The new Salem Schrote will offer students of the lower and middle schools a wide variety of uses:

 

  • a large arts & crafts center with workshops for woodworking, metalworking and pottery (basement)
  • a modern learning center for the Years 7 and 8 (ground floor and 2nd floor)
  • an assembly hall with 350 seats for general events, school assemblies, theater, cultural performances and parties (top floor)

 

 

Current Donation Status: 267.261,22 Euro

Donations for the Schrote

Demolition of the old Schrote and  construction of the new Schrote will cost 5.8 million euros. The building project is being financed by Schule Schloss Salem gGmbH and the association of trustees, Schule Schloss Salem e.V.  The Beck´sche Stiftung Berlin has provided 300,000 euros to support the investments in the arts & crafts center.

 

Furnishings and technical equipment for the assembly hall are to be financed through fundraising:

  • total costs of furnishing the assembly hall: 225,000 €
  • sum of donations to date: 169.372,69 €
  • amount still open: 88,972,31 €

 

Thanks to the generous financial reserves of the Friends of Salem Association nearly half of the necessary donation sum has already been covered.

 

Headmaster Bernd Westermeyer looks forward to the new Schrote:

"Holistic education at Salem is comprised of a balanced mix of sound classroom education, a community-forming boarding school experience, as well as active social outreach services and practical craftsmanship. The reconstruction of the historical "Schrote" along the western wall of Salem Castle, where our school was founded,  replicates exactly these three areas throughout its three levels and opens up new opportunities for our students to achieve their potential with head, heart and hand in arts & crafts workshops, in modern classrooms, and on the stage"

 

After extensive foundation work, the skeleton structural work is about to begin. The official opening of the Salem Schrote is scheduled for the summer of 2019.

 
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Further Information and Donations

Gesa Meyer-Wiefhausen

Head of Communication| Fundraising | Scholarship

 

Tel.: +49 7553 919-371


Britta Lebherz

Fundraising

 

Tel.: +49 7553 919-306



 

Our completed Projects

Sports Field

Sports Field

After years of intensive planning and preparation and due to numerous donations and the support of "Friends of Salem Association" , the school is undertaking a thorough renovation of its outdoor facilities at Salem Castle.

 

The new outdoor sports' facilities will include a natural grass surface for field hockey and other ball sports, a basketball court, a hockey field with artificial turf, and various running tracks, as well as a high-jump, a long-jump and other training areas.

 

All-School Sports Night

The Official Opening of the sports ground took place on the 14 of July. The students competed in mixed-year teams in hockey, soccer, beachvolleyball and basketball.

 

 

Sports Field

After years of intensive planning and preparation and due to numerous donations and the support of "Friends of Salem Association" , the school is undertaking a thorough renovation of its outdoor facilities at Salem Castle.

 

The new outdoor sports' facilities will include a natural grass surface for field hockey and other ball sports, a basketball court, a hockey field with artificial turf, and various running tracks, as well as a high-jump, a long-jump and other training areas.

 

All-School Sports Night

The Official Opening of the sports ground took place on the 14 of July. The students competed in mixed-year teams in hockey, soccer, beachvolleyball and basketball.

 

 

Good Deeds Throught Art

In order to produce his unique night shots, the artist JanLeonardo wandered around Schule Schloss Salem in complete darkness between the 9th and 12th of February, armed only with a flashlight and a camera. The project titled Night Views will help support our school's scholarship program.

Nighttime Dancing through Historical Rooms
As it slowly became quieter throughout the school, the students having gone to bed and the lights been turned off, work was just beginning for the Bremen artist JanLeonardo and his assistant AnnaLeonarda. As soon as it was completely dark, the artist began to move through a room with his flashlight, following a distinct choreography in order to orchestrate the image piece by piece. Depending upon the size and richness of detail in a given room, it took him up to 15 minutes for a shot. To arrange a single photograph perfectly, it usually takes several hours, if not the entire night.

 

 

www.lightart-photography.de

 
Students Acted as Background Extras
Initiator of this art action was the alumnus and gallery owner Curtis Briggs, who set up the cooperative venture between the artist and Schule Schloss Salem. Creation of these very special photographs was made possible thanks to the students of the photography guild, the dedication of its leader, Christiane Hauser, collaboration with the custodian team, the management team boarding middle school Salem, and Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten. The unique images came about through the support of some students who acted as background extras. A limited edition of the artist's work was on exhibit on Whit Saturday, June 3, during the alumni gathering of the Altsalemer Vereinigung (ASV); also available for sale, the photographs provide a special way of remembering former school days. The proceeds from the sales will go to the scholarship fund of the school's Kurt Hahn Foundation.

In order to produce his unique night shots, the artist JanLeonardo wandered around Schule Schloss Salem in complete darkness between the 9th and 12th of February, armed only with a flashlight and a camera. The project titled Night Views will help support our school's scholarship program.

Nighttime Dancing through Historical Rooms
As it slowly became quieter throughout the school, the students having gone to bed and the lights been turned off, work was just beginning for the Bremen artist JanLeonardo and his assistant AnnaLeonarda. As soon as it was completely dark, the artist began to move through a room with his flashlight, following a distinct choreography in order to orchestrate the image piece by piece. Depending upon the size and richness of detail in a given room, it took him up to 15 minutes for a shot. To arrange a single photograph perfectly, it usually takes several hours, if not the entire night.

 

 

www.lightart-photography.de

 
Students Acted as Background Extras
Initiator of this art action was the alumnus and gallery owner Curtis Briggs, who set up the cooperative venture between the artist and Schule Schloss Salem. Creation of these very special photographs was made possible thanks to the students of the photography guild, the dedication of its leader, Christiane Hauser, collaboration with the custodian team, the management team boarding middle school Salem, and Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten. The unique images came about through the support of some students who acted as background extras. A limited edition of the artist's work was on exhibit on Whit Saturday, June 3, during the alumni gathering of the Altsalemer Vereinigung (ASV); also available for sale, the photographs provide a special way of remembering former school days. The proceeds from the sales will go to the scholarship fund of the school's Kurt Hahn Foundation.

Sports Field

Sports Field

After years of intensive planning and preparation and due to numerous donations and the support of "Friends of Salem Association" , the school is undertaking a thorough renovation of its outdoor facilities at Salem Castle.

 

The new outdoor sports' facilities will include a natural grass surface for field hockey and other ball sports, a basketball court, a hockey field with artificial turf, and various running tracks, as well as a high-jump, a long-jump and other training areas.

 

All-School Sports Night

The Official Opening of the sports ground took place on the 14 of July. The students competed in mixed-year teams in hockey, soccer, beachvolleyball and basketball.

 

 

Sports Field

After years of intensive planning and preparation and due to numerous donations and the support of "Friends of Salem Association" , the school is undertaking a thorough renovation of its outdoor facilities at Salem Castle.

 

The new outdoor sports' facilities will include a natural grass surface for field hockey and other ball sports, a basketball court, a hockey field with artificial turf, and various running tracks, as well as a high-jump, a long-jump and other training areas.

 

All-School Sports Night

The Official Opening of the sports ground took place on the 14 of July. The students competed in mixed-year teams in hockey, soccer, beachvolleyball and basketball.

 

 

Good Deeds Throught Art

In order to produce his unique night shots, the artist JanLeonardo wandered around Schule Schloss Salem in complete darkness between the 9th and 12th of February, armed only with a flashlight and a camera. The project titled Night Views will help support our school's scholarship program.

Nighttime Dancing through Historical Rooms
As it slowly became quieter throughout the school, the students having gone to bed and the lights been turned off, work was just beginning for the Bremen artist JanLeonardo and his assistant AnnaLeonarda. As soon as it was completely dark, the artist began to move through a room with his flashlight, following a distinct choreography in order to orchestrate the image piece by piece. Depending upon the size and richness of detail in a given room, it took him up to 15 minutes for a shot. To arrange a single photograph perfectly, it usually takes several hours, if not the entire night.

 

 

www.lightart-photography.de

 
Students Acted as Background Extras
Initiator of this art action was the alumnus and gallery owner Curtis Briggs, who set up the cooperative venture between the artist and Schule Schloss Salem. Creation of these very special photographs was made possible thanks to the students of the photography guild, the dedication of its leader, Christiane Hauser, collaboration with the custodian team, the management team boarding middle school Salem, and Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten. The unique images came about through the support of some students who acted as background extras. A limited edition of the artist's work was on exhibit on Whit Saturday, June 3, during the alumni gathering of the Altsalemer Vereinigung (ASV); also available for sale, the photographs provide a special way of remembering former school days. The proceeds from the sales will go to the scholarship fund of the school's Kurt Hahn Foundation.

In order to produce his unique night shots, the artist JanLeonardo wandered around Schule Schloss Salem in complete darkness between the 9th and 12th of February, armed only with a flashlight and a camera. The project titled Night Views will help support our school's scholarship program.

Nighttime Dancing through Historical Rooms
As it slowly became quieter throughout the school, the students having gone to bed and the lights been turned off, work was just beginning for the Bremen artist JanLeonardo and his assistant AnnaLeonarda. As soon as it was completely dark, the artist began to move through a room with his flashlight, following a distinct choreography in order to orchestrate the image piece by piece. Depending upon the size and richness of detail in a given room, it took him up to 15 minutes for a shot. To arrange a single photograph perfectly, it usually takes several hours, if not the entire night.

 

 

www.lightart-photography.de

 
Students Acted as Background Extras
Initiator of this art action was the alumnus and gallery owner Curtis Briggs, who set up the cooperative venture between the artist and Schule Schloss Salem. Creation of these very special photographs was made possible thanks to the students of the photography guild, the dedication of its leader, Christiane Hauser, collaboration with the custodian team, the management team boarding middle school Salem, and Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten. The unique images came about through the support of some students who acted as background extras. A limited edition of the artist's work was on exhibit on Whit Saturday, June 3, during the alumni gathering of the Altsalemer Vereinigung (ASV); also available for sale, the photographs provide a special way of remembering former school days. The proceeds from the sales will go to the scholarship fund of the school's Kurt Hahn Foundation.