Read Aloud Day on Kamp-Lintfort Campus
Dr Frank Zimmer, Vice Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Communication and Environment invited 56 primary school kids of Niersenberg School to join a very special kind of lecture.
Pupils were impressed when they got the chance to listen to the story „Das Geheimnis des Bücherhüters“ by Corinna Gieseler in a real lecture hall. Of course they were equipped with pen and paper like real students, made notes or drew pictures to illustrate the story read by Prof. Zimmer. Finally the young listeners were asked come to the front and draw a picture of what they found most impressive. Of course they chose to draw a picture of the funny creature in the story. Judging by the feedback on their writing pads, they thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Apart from Dr Zimmer, 11 other public figures have volunteered to be reading ambassadors during Read Aloud Week. They all welcomed pupils at their working place and read books related to their job or institution. Andreas Kaudelka (Head of Stadtwerke Kamp-Lintfort) read aloud in the customer service centre, Dr Peter Hahnen (Head of the Religious and Cultural Centre) in the treasure room at Kloster Kamp, Dr Christoph Müllmann (City Councillor in Charge of Cultural Affairs) on a stage in the town hall, Sandra Bonn (Head of the Junior Fire Department) at the fire station, Thomas Deselaers (Police Sergeant) at the police station, Karl-Heinz Brandt (Executive Board) at LINEG, Marc Rehbusch (Press and Public Relations) in front of the bank vault at Sparkasse Duisburg, Klaus Deuter (Head of the team “Teaching Tunnel”) at the former Friedrich-Heinrich colliery, and finally Christoph Landscheidt (Mayor of Kamp-Lintfort) at the city library.
Katharina Gebauer, Head of the City Library in Kamp-Lintfort, has organised Read Aloud Day in cooperation with „Verein Lesart“ to motivate children to enjoy the power of words and to get an insight into the town’s different institutions. Read Aloud Day started in 2013 and has been a great success so far. The Faculty of Communication and Environment at Rhine-Waal University is looking forward to being part of it next year again.