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Bus of stiltemeter put schools to work

Submitter: Jan Geralt Bij de Vaate
Description: "Pimp the bus", a creative contest

Hidden deep in the forests of the Dwingelderveld stands the bus of Fryqens Zonderling, the "stiltemeter" from "Het logboek". Through years of standstill the bus has lost many of its old glory. The colours are faded by the sun and downpours have left their marks. About time to pimp the bus!

Children's book week 2015 "Raar Maar Waar" was marked by inventions, technology and science. "Strange But True" that is exactly the theme of the adventure that Anke den Duyn has written last year to arouse children's interest in radio astronomy. Time for a creative contest!

Many teachers were pleasantly surprised by this challenge and activated their pupils to create a colourful bus, using pencils, old packaging materials or fabrics. Also a number of libraries in Drenthe has paid attention to the contest and furnished a collection point within its walls. Four weeks later pimped buses have arrived Lhee from all directions.

It will be a difficult job for the jury to select the most original and inventive vehicle. This Sunday we'll know the winner of the "VIP Logboek Adventure". This lucky kid will follow the track of Luna, Cas and Merel, accompanied by three of its friends. After a visit to the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope where the writer and a colleague of "Oude Willem" will welcome them, they will be treated with pancakes in de Bospub, which was a model for "het Woudcafe".

Let's wish them a great time!

Last year ASTRON donated "Het logboek" to all primary schools in Drenthe. On the occasion of the Children's book week 2015, all libraries in the four northern provinces have received a copy as well.

The winner will be announced on the website on Sunday the 1st of November. www.hetlogboekankedenduyn.nl
Copyright: Dagmar Bij de Vaate
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