BRIGHTON WALDORF SCHOOL CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
The Brighton Waldorf School, located in Kemptown, has marked the Waldorf 100, a world-wide celebration of the international Waldorf education curriculum.
Commenting on the School’s participation, School Director Damian Mooncie said: “We are celebrating the Waldorf 100 in Brighton as we believe it is important to mark and commemorate the one hundredth year of Waldorf education.”
As part of the international Waldorf 100 activities, Brighton Waldorf pupils have planted a celebratory tree representing the pupils’ learning journey and their physical and spiritual nourishment and transformation. The tree will also help contribute to the environment, assist with improving air quality, climate enrichment, help conserve water, preserve soil and support wildlife.
Damian added: “Planting a tree represents putting down roots, future growth and resilience. It will connect our pupils to the earth and give everyone at the School an improved awareness of the environment. At our School, we are dedicated to balancing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each of our pupils in a way that gives them confidence and resilience, so the symbol of planting a tree on our grounds seemed an ideal way to celebrate the Waldorf 100.
“We are also celebrating our thirty-fifth year in Brighton which is a significant milestone in the development of our School, and we will be taking every opportunity to celebrate this and the Waldorf 100 throughout May.”
The Waldorf education curriculum has grown over its 100 years and many people have contributed towards its development, most importantly young people themselves have contributed to how the Waldorf education is today.
Damian concluded: “The Brighton Waldorf School provides a learning home where children can develop all the credentials inherent in education, whilst also experiencing a free and happy childhood. By supporting our pupils and helping them to participate in a project that highlights the Waldorf 100, it gives them a wonderful opportunity to engage in a positive way with their own experiences with the environment.”