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ECAP Special Interests

  • Chess Club Grades 2-8 is run by the Hamburg Chess Club offers students the opportunity to learn and play the game in the company of an instructor from the Hamburg Chess Club. The class is open to players of all abilities.
    The regular practice of chess, provides infinite benefits for all people of any age, especially for children, because among other positive qualities, develops mental agility, ability to concentrate for long periods, memory development, logical thinking and ordered, stimulates creativity and most importantly, play to enjoy the beauty that can arise in a good game.
  • Brownies Group for girls aged 7 to 10 allows members to join the British Girl Guides Overseas (BGO) association. The activities are based around six core themes: being well, knowing yourself, skills for the future, creative activities, adventure and taking action. The girls are encouraged to develop skills and confidence to reach their potential; to try new activities; to make new friends; and to discover much about themselves and the world around them. 
    Please visit the BGO website: https://www.british-girlguiding-overseas.org.uk/
  • Yearbook Production Team for students in grades 9 to 12 is responsible for publishing the annual ISH Yearbook and will work throughout the year on the many tasks involved in the production of this high quality record of the school year.
    This activity is approved for IB students looking to meet their CAS requirements in the Diploma Programme and MYP students looking to meet their Service requirements.
  • Model United Nations and Debating Society for students in grades 10 and 11 focuses on the key skills of debate, formal resolution writing, public speaking and individual research. 
    The course is open to all students in grades 10 and 11, although a selected group of twelve students will be offered the opportunity to take part in one of the most prestigious MUN conferences available, at The Hague Model United Nations Conference in January (fees apply).
    With the MUN experience students grow in confidence, learn to be independent, critical thinkers and at the same time are able to spend time working closely with students from across the globe.
    This activity is approved for IB students looking to meet their CAS requirements in the Diploma Programme and MYP students looking to meet their Service requirements.
  • Kids 4 Kids Project is a community action programme aiming to help children in the local community through various non-funding and fundraising activities. 
    This activity is open to students in grades 6 to 10 where it can be used in conjunction with the MYP Community Service Project; and for students in grades 11 and 12 where it qualifies for CAS hours. 
    Enrolment is by arrangement with Mr. Peter Anderson who leads this activity.
  • Junior Greenish Group for students in grades 1 to 5 is a special interest group working on projects that are environmentally friendly to our community.
  • Math24 and Friends for grades 3, 4 and 5 is a morning Math games club with a whole variety of Math based games which focus on improving use of numbers, fractions and money amongst other things. Students can join the club at any time during the year.
  • Community Service Club for grades 1-5 provides students an opportunity to make a difference in the world by helping others. The Service Club organizes and hosts various events that are all dedicated to different charities. This includes the clothing collection, Jump Rope for Heart and Food Drive. We also do projects on a smaller scale, such as going to local parks to clean and help the environment, or creating children's books to bring joy to the younger students. 
    This club teaches children how to give back to the community, as well as strengthens empathy, organization and leadership skills.
  • ECAP Cooking for grades 6 to 12 provides the opportunity for student to engage in a creative cooking activity that teaches them how to prepare a variety of simple dishes and prepare them for the time after school when they will have to cook for themselves at university. 
    This class is approved for IB students looking to meet their CAS requirements in the Diploma Programme.
    There is a fee associated with participation in this activity to cover the cost of ingredients. An exact amount will be sent out after registering for this class and its payment will confirm enrolment in the class.
  • The Investment Club for students in 9-12 focuses on exploring the world of savings, investment, and personal finance. Through the use of stock market simulations, current events, and real world examples, this club aims to educate young adults to be more financially literate.