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the traditional Christmas Pageant play at Ringwood Waldorf School

The Christmas Pageant – 2018

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The Christmas Pageant We enjoyed a wonderful pageant on Wednesday where, as is traditional, every class took their part – from Class 1 as the angels, to Class 4 as the shepherds, and Class 5 as the kings and their entourage. Class 12 – The Fall of Lucifer Class 3 – Creation Class 8 – […]

Children and parents celebrating Diwali - Indian Festival of Light with Class 5 at Ringwood Waldorf School

Gallery: Class 5 Celebrates Diwali

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Diwali – Festival of Light There are many ways around the world to celebrate the changing seasons and time of year. Diwali is the Indian Festival of Light and, as Class 5 are studying Asian cultures in their main lesson, it seems appropriate that they create and experience this traditional festival too. Marika and Class 5 […]

St Johns Midsummer Festival 2018 at Ringwood Waldorf School

Festival: Celebrating Midsummer St Johns 2018

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St John’s Festival 2018 Last Friday we celebrated Midsummer at school with St John’s Festival. As is traditional, the fire was lit by students from Class 10 for the whole community to gather round. Then there was a short assembly in Keir Hall and music from the Mother Ukers and their ukeleles. Gathering around the […]

RWS Maypole dancing 2018

May Festival Sunshine

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Maypole Dancing At this year’s May Festival, the rainbow-coloured ribbons around the maypole showed up beautifully in the glorious sunshine. What a treat for everyone – a real celebration to mark the change of season! Musicians from throughout the school accompanied each class with traditional songs to dance to while weaving the ribbons around the […]

Holi celebrations at RIngwood Waldorf School

Celebrating Holi 2018

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“Ringwood Waldorf School celebrates Festival of colours” There are articles in the local media featuring our Holi celebrations too: Bournemouth Daily Echo “Festival of Colour comes out in force at Ringwood Waldorf School” Southern Daily Echo  “New Forest school celebrates Holi – the festival of colour and love” Holi is a festival of colour that marks the arrival […]

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 […]

Lucia Festival of Light at Ringwood Waldorf School

Lucia Festival of Light

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Santa Lucia This morning I rose early to be sure not to miss one of the brightest jewels of the year in our school: Santa Lucia. It was utterly beautiful: a candle-lit presentation in song (sung in Swedish) performed by Class 4 with the superb support of Class 11. The mood of reverence and peace […]

MICHAELMAS by Evelyn Capel

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The sword-wielder, the dragon-confronter, gathering up the true aims, shielding the purposes of our hearts He watches over the conflicts of the dark time, sending down iron courage from the shooting stars, lifting the heart to see ahead the light that overcomes in darkness. MICHAELMAS by Evelyn Capel

School autumn fair brings cheer to people in need

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Pupils at a New Forest school celebrated the arrival of autumn with a Michaelmas Festival, which helped raise funds and food for people in need. The triumph of good over evil, symbolised by the legend of St George and the Dragon, was the main theme of the festival held at Ringwood Waldorf School. Children performed […]

Michaelmas Festival – Sep 2013

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St. Michael’s Harvest Song In autumn Saint Michael with sword and with shield Passes over meadow and orchard and field. He’s on the path to battle ‘gainst darkness and strife– He is the heavenly warrior protector of life. The harvest let us gather with Michael’s aid; The light he sheddeth fails not nor does it […]