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Clubs and Societies

Marienau School aims to educate your child not just academically but also to offer all boys and girls opportunities outside the classroom where they can discover and develop their talents. That’s why we have a generous offering of clubs and societies in which the students can participate in the afternoons and weekends.

Challenge Programme

We have now extended the idea behind our clubs and societies so that alongside pure fun, students can challenge themselves and become goal and performance oriented. There are challenge clubs for football, running, “Jugend Forscht” (a German youth science competition), choir and art. Competitions, recitals and exhibitions also belong to the Challenge Programme.

Our extensive grounds are ideal for countless leisure activities, whether riding, sports or other outdoor activities.

Chess, woodwork, astronomy, LEGO, gardening, DIY, learning an instrument, singing and much more give everyone an opportunity to try something new or continue an existing hobby.

For example, something really special at Marienau is our Stage Tech Club, where students can be guided in sound, light and stage technology. They can then put their new skills to use in our own theatre productions. Our boarders can go to clubs and societies every day or rather they are expected to attend a certain number of extra-curricular activities per week. Day pupils who choose to stay all day can also register for clubs and societies.

We’ve summarised our comprehensive offering for you. Alongside our traditional favourites, we are normally able to extend the range of extra-curricular activities with other, temporary choices.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Full overview about the activities we offer

Horse Riding
in Marienau

Lower Saxony is equestrian country. With its interesting and varied countryside and a long tradition of equestrian sport, Lower Saxony is indeed a horsey place! Stud farms of world renown, lively stallion parades, exciting horse auctions and major competitions all serve as meeting places for equestrian enthusiasts from all over the globe.

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With its own horses, Marienau School can offer both day students and boarders the opportunity to participate in horse riding. There are also plenty of other opportunities in the immediate area for ambitious horse riders to pursue their chosen sport or even to stable their own horse.

As part of Riding Club, our students can go riding several times a week on the school’s own horses and ponies.

They are taught by experienced riding instructor Conny Nebel and whether beginners or advanced riders, Riding Club is open to everyone.
In the immediate area, there are also lots of other equestrian centres and stables for students’ own horses and we have listed them all under separate cover.

Worth Knowing

Interestings facts about equestrian sport in the surrounding of Marienau

Virtual Sport Show

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Of course, 2021 is so much different to normal and unfortunately, we couldn’t hold a live show as part of the Marienau Summer Festival.

However, recognising opportunities in adversity is a strength of Gaby Hinrichs. She asked for help from alumni Samuel Woithon, who recorded the individual parts of the show separately using professional equipment and then produced a film. That way we can all enjoy the sport show anywhere and at anytime! The best part of the show is to see how the children and young people enjoy the physical activity and how they improve their skills. Many thanks to the students who made the show into something brilliant and big thanks too to Gaby Hinrichs and Samuel Woithon who found a way of making it work!

Click and enjoy: Virtal Sport Show 2022

Sport at Marienau

Marienau students participate in many different team and individual sports. We offer a wide range of sports to choose from, such as perennial favourites football, tennis, golf, trampoline, running, archery, volleyball and badminton and others which change from year to year.

Gymnastics, the Airtrack tumble track and especially the big trampoline have been part of the sports menu for several years now. One aim of P.E. generally is to have active fun, but perhaps more important is that students improve their perception of their own bodies, their co-ordination, their ability to hold a position and their flexibility. At the end of the school year, all the students contribute to a performance using elements of gymnastics, tracour, trampolining, dance and acrobatics.

Students have the opportunity to practise their putting, driving and general technique twice a week at Marienau. Driving practice takes place at nearby Göhrde Golf Club, where they can swap between two courses, the Blue Course and the White Course. In Winter we use the Schloss Lüdersburg Golf Club since their greens are open all year round.

Football has a long tradition at Marienau. We have teams in various age groups which train on our own football pitch and every year we invite other schools to join us for the Marienau Summer Cup. When we’re not playing, we organise visits to the stadiums in Bremen, Hamburg or Wolfsburg and in the holidays, HSV regularly hold their soccer schools at Marienau.

There’s also a gym at Marienau with strength training equipment and cardio machines. There are rowing machines, ergometers, a CrossFit section and lots more which give you plenty opportunity to push yourself to your limits and stay fit. After an introductory session, students can train here alone or in small groups.

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Marienau can offer your children a range of opportunities to study music in individual lessons or in groups, all according to ability.

We teach piano, guitar, violin, cello, flute and singing at the school so that no travelling is involved. Additionally, the students always have access to the instruments and practice rooms.

Alongside the individual musical study, Marienauers can sing together in the choir or play in the school band. They have opportunities to perform at the Grand Dinners and other events at the school. Should you have questions about music lessons, please contact the school office who will be happy to help.

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Arts and Crafts

Since the opportunities to express yourself creatively are often far too fleeting during the normal school day, we are delighted to offer a creative outlet as part of our extra-curricular activities.

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With Your Hands

The woodwork room in Marienau is a really special place: visitors are met by the smell of wood and students concentrating hard. Twice a week, children of all ages work in there under the guidance of Master Carpenter Sascha Reeck. They make chairs and benches for the school grounds or work on their own pieces of work.
Baking Club offers children the opportunity to be creative with food and their produce is available for sampling on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Students’ Café in the Tea Room at the Lake.

With all your Senses

We have a “Mappenkurs Kunst” club where students put together a creative portfolio of drawings and paintings, while our Handmade Club requires fine motor skills and creative DIY ideas. Students produce jewellery, cosmetics and decorations and in the Environment Club the children make “growing” works of art and practise upcycling. Both the gardens and woods offer the potential to be active outdoors and to use your hands.