Another successful Read Aloud Day on Kamp-Lintfort Campus
Again the Faculty of Communication and Environment invited primary school kids to join some very special kinds of lectures. Professor Frank Zimmer and Research Assistant Andrea da Silva read exciting stories and gave insights into their work at university. Judging by their feedback, the pupils from Grundschule am Pappelsee thoroughly enjoyed the event.
They were fascinated by Marc-Uwe Kling’s book “Der Tag, an dem die Oma das Internet kaputt gemacht hat” - a funny story which demonstrates that even in our digital times, spending time together is most valuable. After listening to the story there was a lot of discussion about Apps, Alexa, Siri and Co. At the end of his "lecture", Professor Zimmer answered numerous questions about the university and invited to an exciting tour of FabLab Kamp-Lintfort which is equipped with the latest technology.
At the same time Andrea da Silva entertained her young audience with a self-invented story about a little girl who takes over a circus and has to meet a lot of challenges before her business succeeds. After listening, the children had the chance try and start their own circus business by playing a game and crafting their own model. Courageous ideas on resources, personnel, sales and marketing were developed, discussed, rejected, changed and finally implemented in a socially responsible way. The children obviously enjoyed the fun packed day and learned a lot about economy at the same time.
Read Aloud Day started in 2013 and has attracted more than half a million participants to this day. It is supported by “Die Zeit”, “Stiftung Lesen” and “Deutsche Bahn Stiftung”. The Faculty of Communication and Environment at Rhine-Waal University is looking forward to being part of it next year again.