Aktivities in the centers

Summertime fun in Pécs

In summer 2011, the Árkád Pécs was once again transformed into a real paradise for children and youngsters: the large rotunda had something for everyone, from traditional games such as chess and nine men’s morris through to modern alternatives such as electronic games consoles and Lego. An American Indian village and a pirate ship provided fun and entertainment. There was a lot of craftwork, fishing and even more jumping, as the real highlight was a giant bouncy castle in the centre of the play area. Due to the hugely successful response, the activities were extended: the bad weather in July and the difficult economic situation in Hungary at the time meant that visits to the center were a kind of substitute summer holiday for many families.

Reptiles in Passau

A glimpse into the heart of a spider‘s nest. Venomous reptiles in the middle of the mall. These and many other things were featured at the Terra Fauna exhibition, which made a guest appearance at the Stadt-Galerie Passau at the beginning of July 2011. Visitors had a chance to see the creatures up close through the walls of seven glass cases. Many school classes from the region took the opportunity to make their biology lessons a little different, and individual tours were provided for this purpose. The children were even allowed to touch some exhibits – a unique experience for many of them. A photographic memento with a real snake is sure to have produced some astonished faces at home!

Easter baking for a good cause in Hamburg-Billstedt

Kneading, stirring, decorating: in early April 2011 some wellknown actors and singers got together in the Billstedt-Center in Hamburg to bake and sell delicacies made from pastry and icing in support of the Heinz Hoenig childrens’ aid initiative “Heinz der Stier”. Customers could eat their purchases straight away or take them home for their nearest and dearest. The profits went to support children and young people across the whole of Germany suffering psychological trauma as a result of being a victim of or witnessing violence. The programme uses imaginative projects, adventure tours and experiences where they can learn about their own strengths in a supportive community to help these children rediscover self-belief and a joy for life. This marked the fourth time that this unique charity event had been held.

 

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