Edinburgh Steiner School sponsors pupils and alumni in extraordinary accomplishments.
The Edinburgh Steiner School was founded in 1939 on qualities of care, attention and respect which remain central to the school community today.
Our aim is to develop responsible, free-thinking young people who can contribute to society with initiative and purpose. We are honoured to support pupils – both current and former, in these extraordinary endeavours.
In this new year and new decade, the School has continued to support Sally Tsang in her musical journey, meeting the NYOS participation fees for a second year, in recognition of her successful audition to the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) Senior Orchestra for musicians aged 13 and over. Full story
Upper School pupil, Jake Horsburgh, will be travelling to the United Nations Headquarters in New York later in the year, after he got through the highly competitive diplomatic programme in which only around 500 people are selected from tens of thousands of applicants to attend this year’s UN Youth Summit – Change The World.
Adding to Jake’s Diplomatic Scholarship, the School is helping Jake meet the costs of this opportunity, making a contribution to his crowdfunding campaign. Full story
Many of our pupils undertake their own charitable efforts, sometimes individually, sometimes as a class, bringing their initiatives onto campus for the school community to support. This positive difference to the wider community is continued on by our pupils long after they have left the school gates.
Alumnus Sam Heughan set up a philanthropic foundation My Peak Challenge, a community dedicated to inspiring its members to live healthier, happier and more balanced lives while raising funds of over $4 million for charity since it was founded in 2015. Full story
The Outlander actor and producer is not the only former pupil putting fitness to the test. Three brothers, known collectively as team Broar (short for ‘brothers’ and ‘oar’), set three world records whilst rowing 3,000 nautical miles across the toughest ocean, the Atlantic, in aid of raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for children. Full story
The School made a contribution to their fundraising page, in addition to offering its facilities free of charge to host a special talk by the brothers to an audience of up to 300 people. Ticket proceeds will go direct to their two chosen causes. Date to be announced soon.