VfL Wolfsburg organises workshop on wolves
The players of VfL Wolfsburg are also known as “the wolves”. Due to the special relationship between the club and the wolf, the animal was in the centre of a workshop in a primary school.
Together with environmental partner LSW the club organised a competition for schools in the whole region. A school in Sprakensehl, a small town where wolves were seen numerous times, won the final quiz and the visit of VfL Wolfsburg. The kids were excited to host the environment day and their school director Kerstin Hoffmann was happy to have an input on a topic that is discussed controversially.
“We are very proud that VfL Wolfsburg and LSW organised their environment day at our school. Especially, because wolves were already seen here and as it is an intensively discussed issue, the workshop on wolves covered an important topic for the children”, stated Hoffmann.
Vanessa Bernauer and Pierre Littbarski on visit
To get to know the wolf better, sport-based learning activities were used. The children learned more about the wolf while being active and having fun. During the workshop the kids also made comparisons of the animal and the players of the football club. Vanessa Bernauer, player of the successful women team, and Pierre Littbarski, former national player and scout of the club, answered all of the children’s questions. Both arrived with the VfL team bus – filled with shirt and other fan merchandise.
An apple tree as a reminder
Besides to some surprise gifts for the participating children, the club also brought a small apple tree which was plant at the school. VfL Wolfsburg and its partner LSW planted small forests before. The environment days and the cooperation with LSW is part of the sustainability strategy of the club. This strategy served for example as an best practice example in the ‘Playing for Our Planet’ report of the UEFA and the World Fund for Nature (WWF).