Bundesjugendspiele 2023

June 15, 2023 (rain date: June 23, 2023)

Since the early 1950s, German schools at home and abroad have organized an annual day of athletic competition. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, June 15, during regular school hours at the McCurdy Outdoor Track at Harvard Stadium. The schoolwide event is organized by GISB’s Athletics Department and supported by the Parent Association. Please note that in case of inclement weather, the event will take place on Friday, June 23.

All students in grades 1-10 will compete on that day in four events: a sprint, an endurance run, long jump, and throwing. There will be age-appropriate activity stations for Lower Campus students. Grade 11 and other high school students who are not able to actively participate will support the event as judges and helpers, together with parent volunteers and teachers. There will be snacks: watermelon, oranges, cereal bars, and water to refill at the field. The school nurse will also be present.


Grades 9, 10, 11
Start of competition: 8:45 am & lunch 12:15 pm

Grades 7, 8
Start of competition: 9:45 am & lunch: 12 noon

Grades 5, 6
Start of competition: 10:45 am & lunch: 12.30 pm

Grades 3, 4
Start of competition: 11:30 am & lunch: 1.30 pm

Grades 1, 2
Start of competition: 11:30 am & lunch: 1:15 pm

Start of competition: 10:30 am

Start of competition: 10:00 am


After the Bundesjugendspiele, the PA invites all students to a BBQ at Upper Campus, and there will be popsicles and sweet treats from the Konditormeister. Lower Campus students will walk directly back to Lower Campus to have lunch there.

Starting at 2:00 pm, all parents and helpers are also invited to join the BBQ. We are still looking for volunteers to help with the event. Please lend us your helping hands and sign up here to volunteer!

Afternoon program

Following the Bundesjugendspiele, the Year-End Student Art Show will open at the Upper Campus. Stop by anytime between 2:00 – 6:00 pm to view student artwork from preschool to high school. In addition, the items from the Student Art Auction will be on display. See you there!

  • Students in grades 1-4 may be picked up at 2:10 pm or sent to ASP. Please let Charlotte Cane know if you would like to deviate from your regular schedule.
  • All middle and high school students will participate in a mini-soccer tournament at Smithfield from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
  • If your child is at the Lower Campus, you can pick them up at 2:00 pm or at their normal pick-up time at the Lower Campus and bring them to the Upper Campus to view the art show.