Helmholtz-Gymnasium Hilden welcomes cooperation

I School Contact

Name and address of the school Städtisches Helmholtz-Gymnasium Hilden - HGH (Municipal Helmholtz High-School Hilden)

Am Holterhöfchen 30

40274 Hilden






School e-mail

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School website


Name and contact for MM activities

Ansgar Beer


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Name of the Director / Principal

OStD Mr. Karl-Heinz Rädisch

Type of school public high school (end exam: Abitur)


II Basic information about the school

Number of pupils: around 1000

Age of pupils: about 11-18 years old

Number of Teachers: around 80

Nationality/background of students: German as well as pupils with an immigration background

Offers concerning the field of sciences:
Physics, Chemistry, Maths, working groups in the field of sciences (regularly successfully participating in the “German contest for young scientists”/”Jugend forscht” – environmental projects concerning species protection, rainforest-projects, alternative energies, etc.)

Offers concerning the field of Arts (Art, music,…):
Music (Choirs, Orchestra), Art, Theatre
Offers concerning language teaching and social sciences:
English, French, Latin, Spanish, Social-Sciences, Religion, Practical Philosophy

Exchange programmes:
England (Warrington), Poland (Warsaw), Belgium (Liege), China (Beijing)

Other characteristics of the school:
Hilden is situated inland. The pupils have a connection to the sea only by eating fish/fish products or through experiences in their holidays.

The school has e new canteen, which has been generously supported by the town administration and now operates according to sustainability criteria. It was inaugurated in a special ceremony marked by an exhibition and music presentation of a girls' band. Director Rädisch spoke to the pupils, parents and sponsors attending the event (see first picture to the right; all photos Cornelia E Nauen).






In 2010, our school celebrates its 100th anniversary with many special events and a big party in the conference centre of our town, 11 September 2010.

This was an occasion for many generations of pupils to meet again and catch up with what has happened at school during the century.

One former pupil came from as far away as the USA. An interesting jubilee book summarised at least the major high and low points in the history of the HGH.

III. Socio-economic background of the school

Economic activities of the school surroundings:
Many small businesses but also trendsetting companies in the field of biotechnology or genetic engineering. Small town structures right next to the big cities of Cologne and Duesseldorf.

Development of the economic structure:
Highly efficient business location within the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia

Family structure of the pupils:
Pupils live with their families (homestay)

Booster club:
Vivid booster club of parents and alumni

Cooperation partners/Sponsors of the school:
Cooperation with the American company 3M, which has a plant in Hilden and had already sponsored large prints of photos for several exhibitions, including for Mundus maris events.

IV. Cooperation with Mundus maris


The cooperation is
x within curriculum x extra-curricullar

participating group:
WiKuNa - Working group (Wissenschaft, Kunst und Nachhaltigkeit = Science, Art and Sustainability)

Number of participants:
around 12 pupils

Age of participants:
15-19 years old

Realisations of
Mundus maris –cooperation projects already achieved:
Group exhibition at the University of Amsterdam July 2009, exhibition within the Lunch Debate University of Brussels February 2010

The local and regional press reported regularly about our activities with Mundus maris (see 'others about us' on this website).

Collaborations achieved through the cooperation with Mundus maris:

a) with scientists: Cooperation with the Aquazoo (museum) Duesseldorf

b) with artists: cooperation with the Hilden Artist Razeea Lindner (born in Mauritius)

c) with other partners: cooperation with 3M and the cultural office of Hilden

Suggestions for an improvement of the cooperation of Mundus maris with schools:

Effects of the cooperation with Mundus maris :

  1. within the school: Exhibition „HGH goes green”- Photography and advertising for a better world

  2. outside of the school: Participation in the contest “Ideen-Initiative-Zukunft”.


Feedback from teachers/parents/pupils:
The cooperation is well appreciated

Aspirations for the next 12 to 24 months:
Planning and realisation of the exhibition „See(a)Art - International Youth Exhibition of Sciences and Arts for Sustainability" in Hilden.

Done October 2010.