The morning at Summer School Salem is, on the one hand, dedicated to classroom projects and, on the other hand, to the Services and Arts and Crafts of Salem. Classroom teaching in this creative form and the encouragement of social, technical and artistic abilities are at the core of the Salem education in the middle school.
The morning in Summer School Salem is divided into two units, each of two hours. In the first unit (classroom projects) the students can choose English, German as a Foreign Language (beginners and advanced), Natural Science and Technics or Robotics. These subjects are taught in small groups by experienced teachers, with an emphasis on a lively and hands-on approach.
The second half of the morning is dedicated to the Salem Services. Here the students have the opportunity to get to know some of the core aspects of the middle school. Students can choose from the Fire Brigade, the Technical Service, the Nautical Service and the Ambulance Service. Each provides an opportunity for students to try something completely new to them and thus experience team spirit, a sense of community and the acceptance of responsibility.
In the second week, the students have the option to choose from a variety of technical and artistic activities. Photography, Wood Shaping, Wood Work, Film, Painting, Textiles and Summer School Band are all on offer. In the middle school, these activities are part of Arts and Crafts and are an important aspect of daily school life.
The aim of the Salem Services is to encourage the acceptance of responsibility and the skills and abilities this requires. The Arts and Crafts, on the other hand, are designed to encourage the artistic and technical talents of the students.