Toiletten machen Schule

Toiletten machen Schule

The winners of the contest come from Berlin, Saarbrücken and Remscheid

The winners and special winners of the nationwide “Toiletten machen Schule” competition were honored during the festive award ceremony in Berlin on 4 June 2019. The Teltow Primary School from Berlin-Schöneberg, the Heinrich Neumann School from Remscheid and the Primary School Sankt Arnual from Saarbrücken were awarded for their excellent concepts at the impressive gala event in the Toni Cinema in Berlin.

For the selection of the winners, the jury meeting took place on May 8, consisting of representatives of the Federal Student Conference, the Federal Parent Council, the sponsors Knorr-Bremse Global Care e. V., CWS, Villeroy & Boch and the brand Domestos of Unilever as well as experts of the GTO. Due to the many high-quality concepts, the selection was very difficult.

In addition to the three main award winners, eight special prize-winner schools were selected for special achievements and ideas and honored at the awards ceremony in Berlin:

Category “Sustainability of the Concept” – Kranich Gymnasium from Salzgitter
Category “Organizational structures” – Meinolfschule from Hagen
Category “Self-organization of pupils” – Ratsgymnasium Münster
Category “motivation and commitment” – Gustav-Schönleber-School from Bietigheim-Bissingen
Category “Innovation” – Joan-Miró Primary school from Berlin
Category “Creativity” – Paul Klee Primary School from Berlin
Category “Best Problem Analysis” – Franz Stollwerck School from Krefeld
Category “Blick über die Kloschüsselrand” – Primary school Schelmengraben from Wiesbaden

Ideas and concepts

Of course we would like to introduce you to the exemplary and varied ideas and concepts of the schools. A comprehensive documentation of the best concepts will soon be provided to inspire others who would like to make a change.

Partner competitions abroad

At the same time, German Toilet Organization organizes partner competitions in Uganda and Pakistan in cooperation with the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Find out more about “Toilets Making the Grade”.

  • 80
    schools took part in the competition
  • 14%
    federal states were involved
  • 37,000
    students committed themselves to better school toilets

Make your school toilets better.

5/7/2019 | Schools

Winners are Selected

The German school competition “Toiletten machen Schule” is reaching the final round. On the 8th of May, the jury of experts finally chose the three winning schools.


What is the Inspiration Package?

The Inspiration Pack is designed to help you create your concept and to inspire you with information and tips. In three steps, it will help you to walk the path of improving your school toilets together. For practical implementation, the Inspiration Pack contains two moderation guides for the “Four-Senses Inspection” method and for the “Every Voice Counts” method. These two methods will assist you in both a profound problem analysis and in developing an understanding of the mutual perspectives of the different groups of people. Because one thing is clear – in order to recognize common interests, you have to talk to each other.

Will the competition be held again next year?

Unfortunately, the competition is currently not an annual competition.

How can we get access to the ideas and concepts of the participating schools?

A comprehensive documentation of the best ideas and concepts will soon be available on this website. The winning concepts are currently available, but in German only.