Uda Vattenberg, a sixth-grade student at Unter den Eichen grammar school in Uetze, was successful in the regional decision of the 63rd reading competition for the German book trade and climbed to the podium with third place, according to Marion Arth, teacher and press officer at the grammar school. Wattenberg participated in the regional decision as the winner for her school.
According to Arth, 16 school winners from the Hanover area competed against each other in the regional competition. The level of contributions made was high. The decision was sometimes too close. As in the previous year, participants pre-recorded their reading contribution on video due to the pandemic and then uploaded it to the jury.
Inspiring children to read
Oda Wattenberg was there with an excerpt from Dagmar Bach’s “Zimt und weg”. From the jury’s point of view, the 6c pupil read excerpts from the text “with great confidence, confidence and good stress,” says Arth. Nationwide, 480,000 children participated in the reading competition, through which the book trade aims to inspire children to read and improve their reading skills.
By Francesca Hubel
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