Schüler machen Zeitung

Student articles published in local newspaper

Every year H.I.S. participates in the RNZ newspaper project, which gives our Grade 9 and 10 German Language and Literature class the opportunity not only to read and discuss the paper for six weeks during their German lessons, but also to write articles themselves. The best articles are published in an annual RNZ supplement.

In today‘s edition of the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung,, H.I.S. students are, once again, superbly well represented, with no less than 10 articles! And, for the second year running, H.I.S. have won the second prize – this time not just once, but twice!

The joint second prize goes to Vedikaa Mukherjee for her article on slow fashion, and to the German Language Acquisition class for their article on cultural differences and quirky customs.

The other published H.I.S. journalists are:

Year 10:
– Caera and Ella, with an article on an inspiring paratriathlete
– Luisa, with her interview with the artist Larissa Ermakova
– Ava, with an interview with the artist Anna Baer
– Zara, with an interview with the musician Dominik Baer
– Emily, with an uplifting article on the ‚Ministry of Happiness‘

Year 9:
– Quentin and Raffaele, with a report on their visit to the Tutankhamun-Exhibition in Mannheim
– Marlon and Moritz, with an article on pets during lockdown

The RNZ have also published a selection of the reflections the students wrote at the end of the project.

Considering that dozens of Heidelberg schools and hundreds of students participate in this project, this is a great success for our students, and testament to their commitment.


Sommerlauf 2021

For the second year in succession, the annual TV Edingen Summer Run cannot take place in its usual form, however, rather than cancel it completely there will again be a ‘Virtual Race’ between the 2nd and the 4th of July.

Distances of 1,5km for children and 3,6km and 10km for older students and adults are available.

The route that you run is completely up to you so you can decide to run anywhere in the world that you like. The only requirement is that you need to be sure of your route distance and the time taken to cover it. For those of you who run with a phone, GPS watch or similar this will be easy enough.

However, if you do not have any of these then you can plan a route on Google Maps, Komoot or any other mapping App and simply time yourself. You just need to enter your time with the personal link you will receive on registration. If you would prefer to walk, there is a 7,5km walking distance and of course all distances allow walking.

All funds raised will be split between social development funds in Edingen-Neckarhausen and the Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei

(DKMS) supporting those affected by leukemia.

I would love to hear of the Edingen Sommerlauf been held in far flung parts of the world or even just in the local area. Last year we had runners in New Zealand, Scotland, Australia, the Netherlands and the USA.

Please forward this information to anyone else who may be interested. So make it a family event and start planning your route. Be ready to run between 00:00 on the 2nd July and 23:59 on the 4th.

You can register directly at

You can register in English (top right of the screen)

If you should require more information or any help registering then please contact me.

RNZ Schüler machen Zeitung

Congratulations Vedikaa!

The article below, published in the weekend edition of the local Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, is a celebration of those 3 students who won prizes for their newspaper articles.

Students from various schools in Heidelberg submitted newspaper articles, that were then published by the RNZ. The RNZ journalists chose 3 articles, whose authors won prizes for their fantastic effort. Among the winners is H.I.S. student Vedikaa, Grade 9. Well done!