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Dresden PS/MS

April 26 - April 29, 2018

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A genius idea or a crash and burn? A combined PS/MS ISTA festival for students aged 9-12 exploring why ideas work or not.



Starting Point

What’s a “breakthrough” and when does it happen? What makes a great idea? Why do some ideas succeed and others fail? After all, for every genius Snapchat idea there are a million inventions that crashed and burned. A joint MS/PS festival that focuses on what we mean by “new” and “original”. We inquire into what makes one idea better, more popular, more successful than another and why some inventions fail and others succeed.

Out & About

A visit to the Deutsche Hygiene Museum.

Please note that as a combined PS/MS festival this event is for students aged 9-12 years.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Jen Tickle


Dresden International School
Annenstr. 9
1067 Dresden

Tel: + 49 351 440070

Important Information

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 26th April 2018 and finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 29th April 2018.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 22nd February 2018.
Registration closes 8th March 2018.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 22nd February 2018.
Travel information will be required as part of the registration process this year. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
All schools will need to arrive at Dresden International School on Thursday 26th April2018 by 4:00pm.  Schools may leave after the close of the festival at 12:30pm on Sunday 29th April 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 25th April 2018 in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Sunday after 1:00pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Dresden by the evening of Tuesday 24th April 2018 to spend Wednesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 8th March 2018.


Students/intern ensemble leaders (IELs)
Registration fees

£206.00 per student – member schools.
£186.60 per student – Global Patron schools.
£157.50 per student – host school (first 25 students) and £186.60 thereafter.
Please note registration fees include the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

£10.00 airport transfers.
£10.00 out and about.

Total per student
£226.00 members, £206.60 Global Patrons, £167.50 host.

£28.00 visiting member schools.
£97.00 visiting non-member schools.
£10.00 airport transfers.
£10.00 out and about.
£12.00 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
£60.00 members.
£129.00 non-members.

Please note:
1. A £500.00 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A £500.00 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A £150.00 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.

Schools should fly into Dresden International Airport or take the train to Dresden Hauptbahnhof (main station). Visiting schools will be met by a host school representative and will then make their way to the school via public transport.
The journey from train station and airport to the schools is between 15-20 minutes depending on train connections.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and this year will use our new travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the new process for booking flights at the time of activation.

ISTA artists will be met by a representative from the school and will then make their way to the hotel via public transport.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Germany.

During the festival

Students will travel in daily with their host families.

Visiting teachers and ISTA artists can walk to the school which is five minutes from their hotel.

For the out and about

Buses will be provided for the cultural experience.


All teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists will stay at the following hotel:

Motel 1
Postplatz 5

Tel: +49/351/438 38 – 0

A single room costs €69 (approximately £61) with a breakfast supplement of €10 (approximately £9).

Visiting schools

Visiting schools will be responsible for paying for rooms upon arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time.
Visiting teachers/chaperones will be booked into the hotel for the nights of the 26th, 27th and 28th April 2018.

Visiting students
Overseas students will stay with host families.
There will be no charge for accommodation.
Housing will be offered for three nights from the 26th April 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of the 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th April 2018.
The Rep will be booked in for an additional night (24th April 2018).
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the hotel, for students provided by host families.
Lunches  – provided by the host school on Friday and Saturday.
Two evening meals provided; 3rd evening meal is the social meal for visiting teachers and will be taken with host families for students.

All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 26 April at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 29 April at 12:30


Dresden International School
Annenstr. 9
1067 Dresden
Tel: +49 351 440070


• Bavarian International School
• Dresden International School
• Erkan UIu Middle School
• Inter Community School Zurich
• International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm
• JFK School, Berlin
• Munich International School


• Georgia Munnion
• Greg Ruhe
• Jane Coulston
• Jez Gregg
• Louise Clark
• Pete Benson
• Richard Free