VfL Wolfsburg celebrated winners of writing competition

17 June 2019

VfL Wolfsburg celebrated winners of writing competition

VfL Wolfsburg and the publisher Dudenverlag awarded prizes to the winners of their writing competition. A total of more than 1,600 pupils in grades three to nine from 125 classes and 95 schools in the regions Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt had taken part in the competition. 

Despite the summer break, numerous young visitors came to the Volkswagen Arena. VfL Wolfsburg held there the award ceremony for the fourth VfL school writing competition. The young “wolves” were invited to the main stand and also to the small stage in front of it, where the winners were chosen by VfL Wolfsburg and its cooperation partner.  Texts in the five categories poem, creative text, report, short story and commentary were submitted. Over 500 young authors came together in Wolfsburg on Friday to receive their prizes.

Children show their passion

Managing Director Dr. Tim Schumacher sees it as the duty of VfL Wolfsburg to offer children, together with Dudenverlag, the opportunity to show their creativity: “The children are passionate about what they do. We have heard great contributions here. Together with Dudenverlag, we are launching a school writing competition to encourage schoolchildren to engage in reading and writing. In addition to professional football, we also want to fulfil our obligation to support children and young people. The ability to read and write is one of the most important skills when growing up.”

For the fourth time already, VfL Wolfsburg has chosen the best young writers. Pupils from all primary and secondary schools in grades three to nine were able to demonstrate their skills and creativity. Olaf Carstens, Managing Director of Dudenverlag, was enthusiastic about the cooperation with VfL Wolfsburg: “The fact that VfL Wolfsburg is coming together with Dudenverlag to support young people shows that the responsibility to work sustainably is being taken seriously. The basic idea behind the cooperation is that the children are introduced to the German language through sport.”

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