May Fayre at Alder Bridge School

School May Fayre 

Saturday 6th May 2017

Come and join us for a spring celebration at our May Fayre at Alder Bridge School.

Enjoy live music, maypole dancing, traditional games and make beautiful flower garlands. Refreshments include a BBQ, tea and homemade cakes.

Alder Bridge School, Mill Lane, Padworth, Reading RG7 4JU 0118 971 4471 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat 6th May 2017
School May Fayre 2017
Alder Bridge School Steiner Waldorf
Mill Lane
Padworth, Reading RG7 4JU
11:00 AM

Quickened Spirit Conference


A Conference for Teachers at Alder Bridge School

The Spirit Quickened

It is something of a paradox that life in the information age moves and changes at breakneck speed, while most of us spend an increasing amount of time sitting still. On the face of it, this conference is about addressing the decline of physical movement in education, but this is only a symptom of a much wider issue.

While the technological revolution gives us the impression that we are always much too busy, this activity is happening in our heads or, more often, before our eyes. In most cases we are not doing anything, we are watching things happen. In a world where the condition of consumer-spectator is the default, the question for us as teachers is how to motivate our children; how to develop and activate their will.

In its present form, education largely fails to address this question; too often, even in Waldorf schools, we work with models that are rooted in the past, or in theory, and while the need for change is widely recognised, it is becoming increasingly apparent that there can be no question of any definitive new form towards which we are striving, only a process of continual metamorphosis in response to rapidly-changing conditions. 

As daunting a job description as this is, it has in fact been ours all along. Can we motivate ourselves to meet its challenge now?


The day will begin with coffee and registration at 9:30 am for a 10:00 am start.The conference will include presentations on the theme as well as practical workshops in Eurythmy and Bothmer Gymnastics, relating movements, forms and exercises to the needs of children at particular ages.

There will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout. Contributors will include Lucia Baumann, Amanda Bell, Michèle Hunter, Brian Jacques and Martyn Rawson.Lunch and refreshments will be provided and are included in the conference fee.

The day will end at about 4:00 pm.


For more information, contact the Conference Co-ordinator:

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Alder Bridge School are delighted to welcome Strings of Joy - a Danish classical ensemble to the school on 31st January 2017 at 2.30pm - 4.00pm. 
Strings of Joy performs Classics for Peace, a program of Nordic Music and the Alder Bridge School choir and orchestra will participate with some of their own pieces. 
Strings of Joy is a Danish classical ensemble with soprano Maria Johannsen and her daughters Anna (19), both former students at Alder Bridge School, playing the cello and Giuly (15). playing the violin. They have performed together since 2010 all over Denmark and on several tours to the UK and once to St. Petersburg for the Royal Danish Consulate General. They have recently played at the Holburne Museum in Bath, Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, Bath Abbey and No.1 Royal Crescent. Their concerts are not always serious, as the three often include entertaining information and sketches - they love to make the audience laugh. They will soon be travelling on their first concert trip to Germany.  
The concert is a charity concert for Doctors Without Borders (MSF or Medicine San Frontier).
The concert "Classics for Peace" wants to contribute with hope for a better world.
Free admission for children and donations at the door for adults.
For more information, please call the school office on 0118 971 4471
Please note image:  Edvard Munch "The sun"
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Open Day Flyer September 2016


Come and join us at Alder Bridge Steiner-Waldorf School for our September Open Day on 24th September 2016 - from 10am.

Let is know if you intend to visit by calling the school office on 0118 971 4471

We look forward to seeing you then!

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