Why does your education seem to emphasise arts and crafts?

Steiner Waldorf education is often described as ‘artistic,’ in the sense that we believe education itself is an art form. However, in this context, ‘art’ refers not so much to ‘painting and drawing,’ but to an activity which expresses and applies creative skill and imagination, with the focus always on the human experience. As far as possible, every subject is taught in an ‘artistic’ way, even scientific subjects like physics.


The result is a curriculum which doesn’t separate, for example, handwork from language teaching, or clay-modelling from biology, or music from maths. Creative and imaginative activities which use the full range of learning styles, and engage the whole body, are a vital element of learning in any subject, and at all levels.



Organic pizzas for Kindergarten families on Thursdays, clay-baked in an oven made by pupils as part of their chemistry Main Lesson, and sold to raise funds for their end of year six-week class exchange with a Steiner Waldorf school in Germany or France.