Alder Bridge School Advent Fayre 2017

Alder Bridge Steiner Waldorf School will be holding their 2017 annual Advent Fayre on Saturday 9th December from 11am - 2.30pm
 
We love to show off our beautiful school amidst the back drop of Christmas and this year's event promises to be special with seasonal crafts for children, delicious homemade food and cakes. 
 
Some Christmas shopping will also be on offer including a children's market just for children to buy those Christmas surprises.  
 
Come and try traditional Candle Dipping with natural beeswax in our beautiful handwork room. Listen to some lovely live music and finish off with some rousing carols. A seasonal treat!
 
For more information, please look at our website at www.alderbridge.org.uk or contact our school office on 0118 971 4471

 

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WALDORF 100

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Waldorf 100 is an initiative of the International Forum for Steiner Waldorf education and it is intended as a global celebration of Waldorf education.

The Waldorf Centennial is in 2019 but there have been a variety of events, all over the world leading up to this. Many schools and kindergartens have already begun this process, by:

  • ... studying the fundamental educational lectures of Rudolf Steiner
  • ... enhancing the dialog on a specific child’s development (the “Child Studies”)
  • ... actualizing the “Bees & Trees” project with the entire school community

Schools will be celebrating the Centennial in 2019 with a global festival on 19 September, beginning on 7 September 2017 with a celebration of the very first Steiner/Waldorf school at Uhlandshöhe in Stuttgart, Germany. The event will commemorate the importance of the last one hundred years for this educational alternative, but even more importantly, plant the seeds of a future-worthy education for the next hundred years.

The intention is for 2019 to be the start of a new era for the Walforf movement, at every Steiner/Waldorf school, every kindergarten, college and seminar – by taking a burning interest in the challenges of our time, by scrutinizing anew the principles of Waldorf education on the basis of modern research, by observing and trying to understand students more perceptively (and not forgetting the adults in the process), and finally, by expanding Walforf horizons and trying to grasp the big picture by fruitful exchanges and connections with others.

Waldorf 100 is also working on a few projects that have been provided to all Steiner/Waldorf students globally – so-called “core projects”, which in contrast to many individual local projects and initiatives are being centrally coordinated. You can inform yourself about the current state of these projects on the Waldorf 100 Website.

Projects include:

Waldorf 100 has produced a video to explain more about the initiative, which you can find by clicking the link here.

If you have any questions about Waldorf 100, call the Alder Bridge School Office on 0118 971 4471 and we can direct your call to the appropriate member of staff.

 

 

 

 

 

Berkshire School Open Day

23rd September 20177

Drop in to chat with teachers, parents and pupils - then take part in classroom activities and explore the kindergarten and school.

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Sat 23rd September 2017
School Open Day
Alder Bridge School Steiner Waldorf
Mill Lane
Padworth, Reading RG7 4JU
10:00 AM

Alder Bridge School Open Day

 

 

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.

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

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?

Programme:

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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