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Marienhöhe Academy Officially Classified as a “Health Promoting” and “Environmentally Friendly” School

Marienhöhe Academy Officially Classified as a “Health Promoting” and “Environmentally Friendly” School

Marienhöhe Academy is one of the first schools within the state of Hesse, Germany, to receive an award for promoting good health. The certificate was awarded by Germany’s education minister, Ms. Dorothea Henzler to the academy’s director and staff in a fe

August 13, 2010 | Ursula Kaija/CD EUD


Marienhöhe Academy is one of the first schools within the state of Hesse, Germany, to receive an award for promoting good health. The certificate was awarded by Germany’s education minister, Ms. Dorothea Henzler to the academy’s director and staff in a festive ceremony on May 15, 2010.

Ms. Dorothea Henzler (left) and Gunther Stange.


Ms. Karen Nattrodt, a teacher at Marienhöhe Academy, encouraged school leaders, staff and students to participate in the “School and Health” pilot project launched by the Ministry of Education in Hesse. A new project control group, led by Dr. Christian Noack, was established to monitor the academy’s progress toward promoting good health at school.

The academy also received another certificate in the field of environmental and ecological education. On May 9, 2010, Director Gunther Stange signed the Charter for Climate Protection in the state of Hesse. By signing the charter, the academy has committed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 10 % within a year. The topic of climate protection is also to become part of the academy’s curriculum. The school will offer workshops and courses in which the students will be encouraged to find more effective ways to conserve energy. Marienhöhe Academy ranks number 13 in the list of schools classified as environmentally friendly.

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