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Class 5 Olympic Camping, Training & Competing

The Steiner Waldorf Olympic Games on Saturday – incorporating five disciplines of discus, jumping, javelin, wrestling and running – brought together twenty-three schools from Scotland to Cyprus, Wales to Norway and many parts of England, including state and independent.


Every year, Class 5 pupils from the Steiner Schools in the UK and occasionally further afield, come together at at the oldest Steiner Waldorf school in the UK  for the Steiner Waldorf Olympic Games. Held at Michael Hall Steiner School in England, the event celebrated its 33rd year this weekend.


11-years-old is a time when children become physically able but don’t yet have the heaviness or weight of teenage years. This balance of lightness of childhood and growing physical potential is reflected in the curriculum, in part by a study of Greek culture.


The athletes opted to take part in as many of the five discipline as they had the stamina for, including running (Mile Marathon, Mini 350m Marathon, 70m Dash and 4 x 75m Relay); jumping (High jump, Long Jump, Jump with Weights); Wrestling (palm-against-palm) Discus and 3 styles of Javelin.


Class Teacher, Bruce Houldsworth, asked pupil Rosa Fusseis to write 300-words on the Class’s experience. You can read her piece ‘Pupil Opinion: Steiner Waldorf Olympics‘, accompanied by footage of the powerful Opening Ceremony and a gallery of photographs of the five disciplines in play.


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Class 5 Olympic Camping, Training & Competing

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