E-S-O-Charter Against Violence
We, the pupils, the teachers and the parents of the Ernst-Schering-School
are members of a vital democratic community at our school.
In our school everyone shall get the opportunity to join
with his personality and to deve-lop his abilities completely.
At the same time we respect the dignity and the honour
of others as if they were our own and thus we guarantee that nobody may
be discriminated against because of his religion, his colour of skin, his
origin, his convictions or his personal characteristics.
We want to act conjointly to stop any prejudice.
No one at our school shall be afraid of being laughed
at or mocked by others or to be-came a victim of violence.
We shall do what we can to establish at our school a feeling
of trust and respect for each other.
Therefore we bind ourselves to the following rules:
We believe in the following statements:
We refrain from any kind of offence or provocation of others.|
We shall try to coolly to any insult to decrease possible
If we are part of a fight which we are not able to end we
shall ask people we trust to act as peacemakers to avoid a violent ending
of the conflict.|
We shall not take any weapons to school.|
Our school is no place for alcohol or other drugs; they make
people reckless and aggressive.|
We shall not accept any kind of blackmail at our school.|
If we are witnesses of acts of violence we shall not remain
indifferent but we shall try to find possibilities of ending the fight
in a non-violent manner.|
If we watch any hidden violence in our school we want to
find the courage to make this public to enable us to join hands in ending
School-mates who exclude others, insult, blackmail or hit
them cannot be our friends as long as they do not refrain from their negative
We shall contribute to the increase of trust among ourselves.|
We do not want any visitors from outside on our school premises
during the lessons to avoid unnecessary conflicts. (There have to be special
regulations for excepti-ons.)|