Benefiz-Tanzshow 2019

Bereits zum 16. Mal fand am Helmholtz-Gymnasium die Benefiz-Tanzshow unter dem Motto “Symbiose” statt. Das bunte Programm wurde von insgesamt mehr als 70 Akteuren von Verein und Schule gestaltet. Federführender Klebstoff der Symbiose sind die Sportgruppen des HhG sowie die Showtanzgruppe “Tip Toes” des Meckenheimer Sportvereins (MSV). Unter der Leitung von Continue reading

Präsentation des Kooperationsprojektes zwischen dem Berufskolleg des Rhein-Sieg-Kreises und dem Helmholtz-Gymnasium

Die Präsentation der Ergebnisse der 2. Phase des innovativen Kooperationsprojektes zwischen dem Berufskolleg des Rhein-Sieg-Kreises Bonn-Duisdorf und dem Helmholtz-Gymnasium Bonn fand am 15.11.2019 am “grünen Klassenzimmer” des HHG im Beisein beider Schulleitungen statt. Gegenstand der schon länger praktizierten und bewährten Kooperation ist die naturnahe Um- Continue reading

Marie-Aude Murail – Ein weiteres Highlight der Käpt’n Book Lesungen am HHG

Marie-Aude Murail, die „grande Dame“ der französischen Jugendliteratur mit über 80 Werken, gehört zu den renommiertesten zeitgenössischen Autoren Frankreichs. Auch in Deutschland ist sie erfolgreich, vor allem durch „Babysitter-Blues“ und ihr 2007 preisgekröntes Werk „Simple“.
Um so größer war die Freude, dass die bekannte Schriftstellerin auf ihrer Deutschland-Tournee am HHG Station gemacht hat und mit den Französisch-Schülern der Oberstufe in einen regen Continue reading

Käpt’n Book – Lesungen mit Valija Zinck und Dirk Reinhardt

Am Montag, den 18.11., las die erfolgreiche Autorin Valija Zinck den Fünft- und Sechstklässlern unserer Schule aus ihrem neuen Buch „Drachenleuchten“ vor. In diesem Jugendroman geht es um die Geschwister Johann und Janka, die bei ihrer Nachbarin Frau Tossilo einen echten Drachen entdeckt haben – der Beginn eines großen Abenteuers, bei dem sich die Protagonisten sogar in die Continue reading

Käpt’n Book-Lesung mit Cao Wenxuan (曹文轩)

Im November 2019 hatte das Helmholtz-Gymnasium Bonn im Rahmen der Vorleseaktion „Käpt’n Book“ den chinesischen Autor Cao Wenxuan eingeladen („Das Schilfhaus” (草房子) und „Bronze und Sonnenblume” (青铜葵花)).
Die Schülerinnen und Schüler der Chinesisch Kurse aus der Oberstufe besuchten die Lesung von Herrn Cao.
Herr Cao wurde begleitet von der Übersetzerin seiner Bücher Nora Frisch und einer Lehrerin aus dem Konfuzius-Institut Bonn, Frau Butter, die für die Besucher ins Deutsche übersetzte.

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A Geologist’s visit to the Geography lesson at HHG

On 30 th October 2019 a geologist named Ulrich Schreiber came to visit us to talk about what he does a geologist.
Ulrich Schreiber worked as a Professor at Duisburg-Essen University. He specializes in the areas of volcanoes, plate tectonics, and earthquakes.
What does a geologist do?
When we think of a geologist, we consider that he has something to do with rocks. Schreiber  showed us some photographs of his work. In one photograph, we could see a rock that looked like a wall. At the bottom we could see that it was a little bit round, this was because the sea waves smash against the rock wall and every time this happens a small piece of rock falls off, over the process of 100 years a so-called hole is created. At some point, the weight of the rock resting above the hole is too great so it falls off. This is also how waterfalls are formed by nature.
What tools does a geologist use?
Schreiber continued by explaining the tools a geologist uses when he is out in the field. A geologist’s hammer is a special hammer he uses to chip down pieces of rock. It is different from other hammers because it is very solid. A normal hammer would break after a few uses. The geologist’s hammer, on the other hand, can be used for several years.
Another tool that is useful when working outside is the geologist’s compass. Unlike a normal compass it measures angles and directions. On this compass, east and west are swapped. This is because geologists “are lazy and don’t want to do so much maths” Schreiber said.
Another geological tool is a pocketknife . When taking a picture of a piece of rock or another object, geologists usually put their pocketknife next to it so that the viewer has an idea of how big or small the object is. The pocketknife also helps geologists define how hard or soft a rock is.
With a magnifying glass, a geologist can observe rocks closely and notice certain details the naked eye can’t see.
A further tool geologist use is a GPS device. The GPS is used to record findings and to pinpoint where something or someone is found. Schreiber pursued by teaching us about the maps that geologists use . There are certain Maps that geologists make or buy that define what type of rocks are located in which areas. These maps are called geological  aps. They help geologists find what they are looking for.
What jobs are there in the field of Geology?
Geology is one science, but it can be split up into many different working fields. One of them is the
search for raw materials. Some raw materials are petroleum, gas, coal, ore, sand, gravel and ballast water. There are some spectacular drilling sites. A further type of work is examining building grounds. Geologist work with architects to check that the ground and the area that they are building on is safe. They also help verify that the structure of a certain building stays safe. This is needed for the construction of tunnels, for example.
The third working field is science.
The subject of Geology divides into a lot of sub-categories and so does the science. Some sub-categories are earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, fracture zones, and research. The community of Geologists Every year a group of geologists from around the world come together in global meetings to discuss different topics. Ulrich Schreiber explained that he always goes to these meetings.
“Science is interesting because it connects, enriches and builds creativity “· one of Ulrich Schreiber”s colleagues once said. He extended this statement by mentioning that” it didn’t matter where someone came from, it was the topic that connected them”.
Travelling around the World as a Geologist
As a geologist you visit a variety of different places. One time, when he was traveling he observed a company that drilled a hole into the crater of a volcano. When drilling with a machine you start off with a big hole as you drill deeper into the crater the hole gets smaller and at the end of the process when the hole is around 1,000 km deep you have a hole that is about 6 to·7 cm big. When he travelled to Belgium, he observed the same thing only that this company’s drills had the capacity to drill 3,000 ·4,000 km into the ground. The only problem was that when
they reached 4,000 km in depth the heat within the earth melted the drill. The reason that These companies drill into the craters is to gain energy and heat.
At the end of his presentation, we asked him some questions:
Why did you choose to become a geologist?
I was fascinated by geology ever since I was a child. When I was 16 a famous  geologist came to talk about geology. Everyone that was interested was invited to come. I came and at the end of his presentation, I knew that that was what I wanted to do.
How long have you worked as a geologist?
I have worked as a geologist since the age of 16. I have travelled to a lot of places and seen a lot of volcanoes
Which volcano was your favorite?
It’s hard to say but I think that some of the nicest volcanoes I visited were in Argentina.
Report by Sienna Olk Soruco (7c)

Großer Andrang beim Tag der offenen Tür am 9. November 2019

Zum diesjährigen Tag der offenen Tür am 9. November 2019 begrüßte die Schulgemeinschaft wieder ihre Gäste. Das Programm des Tages richtete sich insbesondere an die Kinder der aktuellen Stufe 4 der Grundschulen, die im Sommer 2020 an eine weiterführende Schule wechseln; zahlreiche junge und nicht mehr ganz so junge Gäste waren der Einladung in das Helmholtz-Gymnasium Continue reading