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RWS Variety Show 2018

Variety Show 2018 Review

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Our Variety Show 2018    Our Variety Show 2018 – It was loud, it was fun, it was bursting with energy – what a night! There was singing & dancing, puppets & miming, magic, competitions, gymnastics, a mad horse, a performing dog, moments of slapstick & moments of serenity and much more. Brave & lovely […]

A Plastic Ocean film screening at RWS - poster

‘A Plastic Ocean’ screening at RWS

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A Plastic Ocean (2016) Wednesday 28th March at 7:30pm We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’ at Ringwood Waldorf School on Wednesday 28th March at 7:30pm. “A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in […]

Upper School Craft Block Newspaper Catwalk Tailoring Recycling

The Newspaper Catwalk

A Craft Block in Upper School

We used the Newspaper Catwalk Workshop as a starter for two of Class 10’s Craft blocks: Tailoring & Dressmaking and Blacksmithing.

Crafting 2 Dimensions into 3

During the workshop, the students investigated two areas relevant for the craft work;

  1. The process of developing three-dimensional objects out of two-dimensional sheets of material. We used newspaper, fabric and metal as examples here, but the process is relevant for all design and making projects.
  2. The environmental footprint of textile, metal or any other production of objects.
Newspaper was an obvious choice of material for our investigations - sustainable because recycled, easy and cheap to obtain, fuss-free to work with.

2-Hour Creative Challenge

The students worked in groups. Their task was:
To design and make a costume from newspaper to be worn on a catwalk in the school’s courtyard within 2 hours...
They took to this task with enthusiasm, creativity, confidence and determination. They then treated the school to a fabulous Friday afternoon fashion show! As a result, all of the classes spontaneously flocked together as an applauding audience.

Repeating the Patterns

In the lessons to follow, we analysed the pattern-making principles the students had discovered and applied:
  • One part of the class developed their findings further in their Blacksmithing sessions with Ken Fanner from Ashington Forge in Wimborne. 
  • The Tailoring & Dressmaking group with Tanja Mergler embarked into research about the significant environmental impact of textile production. After exploring this in depth, they then got to work on their craft block Tailoring project: the design and realisation of a garment for a classmate, and, as a matter of course, made these from recycled material.
Class 10’s Newspaper Catwalk
Class 7 Trip London National Gallery Raphael 2

Leonardo or Raphael?

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Class 7 Visit the National Gallery in London Last week, Class 7 took the train to London to visit the National Gallery. In their Main Lesson block, they have been looking at three of the master artists of the Renaissance – Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. This trip was their opportunity to stand and […]

Making Globes in Geography in Class 7 at Ringwood Waldorf School

Globes & Globe-Making in Class 7

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  Globes and Globe-Making by Pankaj Sulodia – Class 7 Teacher During last term’s geography Main Lesson, Class 7 were very busy making papier mache globes. They have been studying the geography of the world. Rudolf Steiner indicated that pupils should get an image of the world as a whole before moving into the geography […]

Wessex Brass Band Association

Brass Banding Success!

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Youth and Training Band Festival The Wessex Brass Band Association held its Youth and Training Band Festival on 27th January 2018. Seven bands participated. The judge was a player from the no 1 brass band in the world. Six members of the school community were involved, in two of the bands. The New Forest Training […]

Candlemas Candle making in Class 4 at Ringwood Waldorf School

Candlemas 2018

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Candlemas – 40 Days After Christmas Candlemas falls on 2nd February, exactly forty days after Christmas Day on the Christian calendar. This festival has different names and meanings to people all around the world. In pre-Christian times, it was celebrated as a festival of light. This ancient festival marked the half way point between the winter solstice […]

Classroom work at Ringwood Waldorf School Class 4 Man and Animals

Open Evening Review

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Review: Open Evening January 2018 I only recently learnt that the Open Evenings are for everyone… parents already in the school, grandparents, friends… as well as new families. At 6pm last Tuesday it was black and blustery outdoors; Keir and I had a cosy fire going and aromas of a tasty supper emanating from the […]