Am 9. November haben sowohl Wendelin van Draanen als auch Alan Gratz die HPS besucht, um in jeweils zwei Lesungen Schülerinnen und Schüler für die mit dem Bullen ausgezeichneten Romane (Acht Wochen Wüste bzw. Vor uns das Meer) und für Literatur ganz allgemein zu begeistern.

 IMG 20211109 103104


Hier der Bericht der 10D:

On November 9th, 2021, Alan Gratz, the famous author of multiple books, visited our school and gave a presentation about his most famous book, Refugee (in German: Vor uns das Meer). It features three refugees from different locations and time periods, who all have more in common than you might think.

 IMG 1380


The story revolves around three young refugees, Josef from Nazi Germany, Isabel from Cuba in 1994 and Mahmoud from Syria in 2015. They all need to flee to a different country over the deadly ocean. Alan wanted to capture real stories and crises into one big ‘fictional’ story to let the world know of these people’s struggles.


Alan told us about the writing process, which took approximately a year and nine months and lots of research to do. His inspirations for Refugee were the ‘MS. St. Louis’, which tried to bring hundreds of Jews to America, but was denied access last minute, the refugee crisis due to war in Syria in 2015 and a self-made boat he saw on vacation that was presumably made and used by Cuban refugees. He figured he wanted to write about all of these stories, so why not put them all into a single book?


Even though he seemed a bit nervous in the beginning, Alan did a great job at presenting his inspirations and stories and answering all of our questions. Everyone was engaged and paid attention quietly, it truly was a pleasure listening to his presentation. We were also told that real refugees, who experienced these stories themselves, reached out to Alan and found the book astonishingly on point.

 IMG 1386


In the end it was incredibly fun and highly informative and inspiring to listen to what Alan Gratz had to say and I’d most certainly recommend his books to all of you.

 IMG 1383

IMG 20211109 103509

Foto der Woche



Schulpastorin Ellen Kasper

07-04-2013 Hits:18370 Allgemein Ksp / Hog

    „There is a crack in everything that´s how the light gets in.“ Leonard Cohen         Einen Blick für den „Mehrwert“, der in allen Dingen steckt, gewinnen. Über das Verzweckte hinausdenken und eine Orientierung finden...

Read more

Halepaghen-Schule gewinnt die Handball-…

13-03-2016 Hits:4416 Sport

Klasse 5b der Halepaghen-Schule sichert sich nach Siebenmeterwerfen die 17. Handball-Stadtmeisterschaft der 5. Klassen!   Toller Sport und spannende Spiele auf dem Feld und begeisterte Eltern und Mitschüler auf der Tribüne machten...

Read more

Chinesische Fremdsprachenassistentin

19-11-2017 Hits:6892 2017-2018 Elsa/ Ver

Die HPS begrüßt Elsa, die in diesem Schuljahr als chinesische Fremdsprachen-assistentin tätig ist. 

Read more


Weihnachtsfeier an der HPS

05-12-2022 Hits:35 Allgemein Dirk Schulze

Am 21.12.22 ab 14:30 Uhr findet in der Pausenhalle und der Teeküche die Weihnachtsfeier für alle Schülerinnen und Schüler der HPS statt.

Read more

Exkursion des LK EK zur HafenCity

20-11-2022 Hits:282 Erdkunde Hira Cakmak / Hog

Exkursion des Erdkunde LK 12 zur HafenCity Hamburg.

Read more

Einladung Elternsprechtag Klassen 5 / 6

20-11-2022 Hits:433 Veranstaltungen Mid / Hog

Einladung zum Elternsprechtag für die Klassen 5 und 6 am Freitag, dem 02. Dezember 2022.

Read more
Copyright © 2012 Halepaghen-Schule Buxtehude. Alle Rechte vorbehalten.