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Ahoy Concert at Gloucester Cathedral with pupils from Ringwood Waldorf School and Wynstones May 2018

Ahoy! Concert in Gloucester Cathedral

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Ahoy! Concert Last Friday many pupils from Classes 4 & 5 travelled to Gloucester Cathedral to take part in a multi-Steiner School concert, Ahoy!  The sun was shining, the children were in great form and the afternoon rehearsals, which were interspersed with picnics in the beautiful grounds of the cathedral and making new friends from […]

Play: ‘Earnestly Oscar’ by Class 8

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‘Earnestly Oscar’ performed by Class 8 Another group of students we have watched growing up – many from Kindergarten – has reached the milestone of Class 8 and, as is the custom, they have chosen a play to offer as a gift to the whole school. Two contrasting plays, in fact, both by Oscar Wilde, […]

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
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 […]

Class 10 from Ringwood Waldorf School with teacher Csaba Dolak 2016-17

Exam Results 2017

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GCSE Results for Class 10 Huge congratulations to pupils and teachers for the brilliant results obtained in this years GCSEs. Although our school is proud of a broad curriculum that stretches way beyond exams, we are none the less delighted (but not surprised!) to see how our children fare in mainstream grading methods. 92% of […]

Exam Results 2016

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Congratulations to students and teachers at RWS! 55% of those who took English were graded A or A* and of those that took maths, 76% passed with A* – C Steiner education is about much more than passing exams, but it is a nice bonus!

Steiner Waldorf Education – an overview

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Steiner Waldorf Education seeks to guide and support children through the natural phases of development, encouraging them to grow into resourceful, warm-hearted, flexible and practical adults. This education recognises childhood as a journey that needs to leave time for the unfolding of the three soul forces – thinking, feeling and willing – in the maturing child. In our […]