At the centre point of the year we watch the sun reach its highest, and at Alder Bridge we celebrate Midsummer in a number of different ways:

The Kindergarten children often take a walk to our woodland where they make fairy houses in the shade of the trees. When they visit again a few days later the children might find a treasure, left as a little thank you for their kindness. 

 

In the middle of the day we celebrate with a fire followed by a community picnic in the school gardens. For the older children, Class 3 and over, jumping over the embers is a rite of passage which the younger children aspire to. It is a symbolic moment of transformation for the children, a moment of delight as their courage propels them forward: leaving behind the old, stepping forward into the new. 

 

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