Education at all levels has increasingly moved into the focus of the Possehl Foundation in recent years. In close cooperation with the municipality and in dialogue with Lübeck's foundations, we would like to make our contribution to ensuring that Lübeck's children and young people - regardless of their social or cultural background - find conditions in day-care centers, schools and in their leisure time that make learning fun and open up opportunities for a self-determined future.
In the summer of 2018, the Klangbuch-Akrobaten association for the first time staged "Dragon Rider" by the most internationally successful German children's book author, Cornelia Funke, at Theater Lübeck.
The big orchestra, the choir, a children's choir and a large number of soloists set off a real fireworks display on stage: powerful images and the impact of the music enabled the fairy-tale story to be experienced in a remarkably intensive manner. The young audience was presented with many forms of music, from early Baroque to the modern age. It sometimes sounds like classical opera, sometimes like a film score, sometimes melodically ingratiating or rhythmically rousing, sometimes harmonious or stark. By including the Vocalino choir, which can be seen and heard with up to thirty children on stage, many children were able to get their first stage experience. Thus newcomers to theatre - on or off stage - were able to gain access to the genre of opera and have an unforgettable stage experience.
Since 1913, the Lübeck School Garden has been idyllically and centrally located between an outdoor swimming pool and the sports facilities on the low western bank of the Wakenitz. It owes its name to its original purpose: this is where schoolchildren were to be given lessons in applied biology. In the meantime, the garden has been redesigned and expanded according to ecological criteria, and science has also found its way into the garden. Nowadays it is often referred to as a botanical garden. No noise from traffic disturbs the peace. A greenhouse that had seen better days was knocked down and replaced by a new one. It will no longer only be used for winter storage of plants, but also as a "green classroom".