Unfortunately the Board of Trustees at Wynstones in Gloucestershire have had to postpone initial plans to re-open the school this September because the pupil numbers needed have not been secured. The school has nonetheless retained its registration with the Department for Education and the Board is conducting a review. Alternative plans are expected to be announced in the next few weeks. SWSF have been supporting Wynstones on a number of levels and will continue to do so as the Principal and Board navigate their way around what we hope, will be only a pause in the re-opening of a school on the site.
Two Waldorf schools in the West Bank are doing important work educating Jewish, Muslim and Christian children together. The work of Ein Bustan, (teaching Jewish and Muslim children) and Tamrat El Zeitoum, (teaching Muslim and Christian children together) seeks to foster in the children resilience, acceptance and understanding of each other at an early age. Children who have grown together are more likely to work towards peaceful solutions when adults. Trauma informed, the education also helps the children cope with the stress of living in a world surrounded by conflict. There are other Waldorf schools in Israel and the West Bank doing similar work but take a look here at these two inspiring schools https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzDlFUqtJEo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY4DdW3-bkk
Steiner Waldorf schools, where play is seen as central to learning and wellbeing have seen interest in their schools rise through the pandemic.
We are pleased to announce that Wynstones Waldorf School in Gloucestershire will be welcoming children again this September. With new Principal Paul Hougham and a new Board the school has undergone a number of changes. They will be providing a re-imagined and re-invigorated approach to Waldorf education. Take a look.
As schools re-open across England, it is a joy for teachers to welcome their children back into the classrooms.
We are writing to provide clarification regarding SWSF’s advice to schools around the use of vaccinations and in particular the current Government programme to combat the Covid virus.