Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Germany - Raccoons (Waschbär'n)

Did you know that (besides all of its previously mentioned superlatives) Kassel is also the European capital of raccoons? Since the first four animals were set out in the woods near our annual school camping paradise at lake Edersee, their population has grown rapidly. Step by step the raccoons enlarged their territory and travelled on. Today we have many, many of those cute but naughty animals living right here in Kassel with us. Only that they sleep when we wake, as it says in our song.

Their time of arrival in Kassel may have coincided with another special event in the history of our city: 30 years ago our Freie Schule Kassel was founded! We are going to celebrate this grand anniversary for a full weekend in June, probably singing along to the tune of our "Waschbär'n" song which was written especially for this event by our wonderfully creative school musicians.

Oh, I think I can hear something outside in the school garden. Let me quickly check ...

38 comments:

  1. Mayflower, England3 May 2017 at 08:27

    What a wonderful idea! Lovely singing and the waschbär'n masks are great.
    Good luck.
    Kayleigh Johnson, England.

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  2. Really amusing! Your children must have observed those racoons very well in order to act so convincingly. Big up to your musicians having created a very happy child friendly piece that one can't resist to whistle along to. Well done and good luck.

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  3. How lovely to see the raccoons of Kassel, not only climbing trees and foraging around, but also singing so beautifully!
    A great entry! Well done and good luck from Scotland :-)

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  4. Nice entry by the german's. In Malta we don't have racoons.
    Good luck.

    Wayne from Malta

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  5. Emma from belgium3 May 2017 at 17:14

    Nice!

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  6. Nice video. My favourite part of the video is when the racoon steals the burger and it makes me feel really hungry.

    good luck
    Wayne
    Malta

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  7. The best racoons ever! The idea is wonderful!

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  8. Very nice song and beautiful masks.😄
    Good luck with the voting
    Mackenzie tabone Camilleri
    Malta

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  9. Nice video I like the raccoons face coloured

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  10. Max from Scotland3 May 2017 at 19:06

    I liked your song and the singing

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  11. good job it was a nice time seeing your video
    good luck for voting
    Kristina Zammit
    Malta

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  12. Mariah abdilla3 May 2017 at 22:19

    Great idea I would like to see a racoon sometime good luck

    Malta

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  13. lore from Belgium4 May 2017 at 13:51

    nice video!!!

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  14. Sam from Scotland4 May 2017 at 17:04

    I like your song about raccoons

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  15. Very good ideas and nice masks!
    Good luck from Elinea and Carolina:)
    Austria

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  16. Steffen you always have these great ideas how to surprise us. Raccoons and masks and lovely singing. Todya I have to do a workshop for eTwinning teachers in Estonia. We are talking about internet safety. I am going to use your video how to show and how to not show kids faces.
    Good luck!
    Ingrid from Estonia

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Ingrid! I will pass them on to all my colleagues whose ideas you can see and hear put into reality in this entry.
      We need internet safety for raccoons, too. Next time I will ask them to wear masks as well. Perhaps they can disguise as children in return. :-)

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  17. You made me laugh, what a funny song! Costumes and the video, awesome representation of raccoons!

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  18. Isla from Scotland6 May 2017 at 19:43

    wow amazing work Germany !!!!! :-)

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  19. Ben from Scotland7 May 2017 at 15:31

    A fun song and brilliant video :) Well done Germany.

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  20. I like your video very much. The best part ist the part with the grandma. Mr. Jogurt, germany.

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  21. Anonym German9 May 2017 at 17:36

    Its a very good song. Good Luck!!!! Video ist wonderful!

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  22. Bravo, bravo. A really brilliant idea and great realisation. Catchy melody and lyrics. Congratulations!

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  23. The masks are great and the story (Grade3 and Grade4 AIS Russia)

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  24. i loved the racoons hungary

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  25. How wonderful forest!
    Hungary

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  26. Love the racoons when they steal the food !
    Josh Scotland

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  27. I love the nod to Peter and the Wolf in the melody! A great video with a lovely concept - wonderful singing too. Well done.

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  28. Good singing and we can really tell that you took your time diong this video!
    Greetings from pupils at Vikingaåsen school

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  29. Pupils from Serbia11 May 2017 at 08:43

    We like the rhythm of your song. We`d love to play with your racoons! You are the one of our favorites!

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  30. Culbin from Scotland11 May 2017 at 09:15

    liked your song of racoons stealing food. one of my favourites

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  31. VOn Paul ser good

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  32. i like the song

    siri,Norway

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  33. nice song

    cornelia,norway

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  34. Nice song
    eirin, Norway

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  35. Great production! You have very cute racoons at your school!

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  36. PYP1 Student ISH Sweden11 May 2017 at 22:47

    super cute raccoons and amazing video

    PYP1 Student ISH Sweden

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  37. Nice song, wonderful surroundings :-)

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