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Freunde : Ein fröhlicher Start in die Lesungsreihe der Primarschule

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Auch wenn es für einige Schüler der Vorschule nicht mehr die Premiere in Sachen “Bibliothekslesung” war, so war die Vorfreude und Aufregung doch bei allen Kindern zu spüren. Kein Wunder, denn die Lehrerinnen hatten den Kindern im Vorfeld viel erzählt und die Geschichte der “Freunde” war ihnen vertraut. An der Tür zur Aula im Sekundargebäude wurden Sternen-, Mond- und Tiger-Klasse von einem der Darsteller empfangen und klassenweise durch das Halbdunkel zu ihren Plätzen geleitet. Maike Jansen und Stefan Ferencz spannten ihre jungen Zuschauer nicht unnötig auf die Folter, aber kurz das Prozedere zu erklären, wenn ein Kind zur Toilette gehen wollte, so viel Zeit musste schon sein.

In den folgenden 60 Minuten tauchten die Kinder gänzlich in die phantasievolle, abwechslungsreiche und fesselnde Theatervorführung ein und begleiteten die “Freunde” auf ihren Abenteuern:

  • Franz von Hahn, der dicke Waldemar und Johnny Mauser traten im Zuge eines Schattenspiels in Erscheinung – die Kindern erkannten sie und nannten ihre Namen.
  • Während sich der dicke Waldemar hinter einer Blume versteckt hielt, plauderten die Kinder lauthals sein Versteck aus.
  • Als Franz von Hahn und der Johnny Mauser von einem weiteren Boot sprachen und zum anderen Ende der Aula zeigten, drehten sich die Köpfe nach hinten.
  • Am Ende der Geschichte sprachen die meisten Kinder die letzten Zeilen mit.

… und immer wieder ertönte schallendes Gelächter.

In bleibender Erinnerung wird vermutlich die Szene aus dem Traum der Freunde bleiben, in dem diese durch den nächtlichen Himmel schweben und ein Kind “Der Weihnachtsmann” ausrief;  und das “Schaba-schaba” wird sicherlich einen ähnlichen Siegeszug auf den Gängen der Pre-Primary feiern wie das letzjährige “Schubidi”.

Von den Lehrern gab es positives Feedback, die Kinder werteten mit Daumen hoch, “pretty funny” und sogar eine “1 +mit Sternchen” wurde vergeben.

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Even though it was not a first time experience for some of the pre-primary students one could clearly sense and see the thrill of anticipation and excitement. No wonder since the teachers had introduced them to the “Freunde” (children’s book by Helme Heine) and had told them about yesterday’s special event. At the door of the auditorium in the secondary building the star-, moon- and tiger class was greeted by one of the actors and,  through the semi-darkness, guided to their chairs. Maike Jansen and Stefan Ferencz did not want to make their audience wait too much longer but their brief explanation on the bathroom procedure turned out to pay off during the show.

In the following 60 minutes the children became part of the imaginative, diverse and captivating theater play and went along to the adventures of the “Freunde”:

  • The characters introduced by shadow pantomime were recognized and named.
  • While the chubby Waldemar was hiding behind a flower the children called out the hiding place.
  • When “Franz von Hahn” und “Johnny Mauser” were talking about another boat and were pointing to the end of the auditorium heads were turning to the back.
  • At the end of the story most of the children recited the last paragraphs of the book.

… and over and over again their was joyful laughter.

Of lasting memory will most likely be the scene of the friends floating through the night sky during their dreams that made one child spontaneously call out “Santa Clauss”; and the “Shabba-shabba” is most probably going to fill the hallways of pre-primary the way “Shoo-bee-dee” did last year.

The teachers’ feedback was positive and the children rated with “thumbs up”, “pretty funny” and even an A+ with stars on it.

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Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre swamp the auditorium with sea monkeys – and pure fun

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An absolute highlight was waiting for a group of ESRM-students on the last day before the May holidays. Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre were all dressed up in amazing costumes when they came to present their book “Oliver and the Seawigs”. They did not only introduce their characters, setting and plot to our students, they brought their story to life and captured their audience.

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Aside of the great excitement, there were a few students who seemed a bit nervous. But it did not take long until the last student had overcome his shyness and joined in this interactive and outstanding event. They were asked for the one food they would take to space when our guests were talking about their book “Cakes in Space”, they listened to the sound of science when witnessing how the “Norm-O-Tron” (a scientific machine) works and under the guidance of Sarah McIntyre they all drew and named their own sea monkey and sang along the “Cakes in Space” song with Sarah and Philip. But besides all this our guests also shared their wisdom on writing and illustrating.

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The students expressed that they enjoyed “the things they did”, “listening to the poem” and they “really liked how they made us sing and draw the illustration” and “the teaching of the sea monkey”. There were many questions and we could have perfectly spent an extra hour.

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Thank you Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre for this unique event, for patiently signing books and sea monkey pictures, for answering any questions that were raised while waiting for your autographs, for the little chats with our students and for not stopping until the last student in line has had the chance to meet you!

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… and thank you Sarah, for giving hope to one of the librarians when you said that you were not born with a supernatural drawing talent and that practice was part of successful drawing and illustrating.

 

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Ein wenig Statistik zum Prahlen – Some statistics to boast about

Bis zu 1777 Bücher wurden pro Monat aus der Schulbibliothek ausgeliehen. Bei 400 Schülern ist das kein schlechter Schnitt, oder?

Students borrowed up to 1777 loans per month from the school library. That’s not such a bad result for 400 students, isn’t it?

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Damit darf man doch schon ein wenig prahlen, oder?

Is it allowed to boast about that a little bit?

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