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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 schools we aim to bring joy into the learning process, allowing an artistic element to flow into all lessons, and with a healthy balance of intellectual, artistic and practical work throughout the day.

There are now over 1200 Steiner Waldorf schools in 60 countries, plus 2000 Early Years settings and 60 Teacher Trainings worldwide. It is the fastest growing established alternative to main stream education in the world. These schools are co-educational and foster attitudes of tolerance and co-operation between children of all abilities, races and religions.

The International Waldorf curriculum is uniquely designed to meet the developing emotional and intellectual needs of children. It works through the values of goodness, beauty and truth, encouraging children to seek these within themselves and in the world around, creating a warm and encouraging environment in which children can grow and learn.

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