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Evolved Parents Group

Michael Hall Parents group

We are excited to announcement the launch of Michael Hall Parents (working title!) which is an evolution of the Parents Working Group and likely groups of the past! Please do read the further details on the page, in short we exist to “Support and dialogue with parents for Waldorf Education at Michael Hall School”. This […]

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How to handle the current viral outbreak with young children

Mark Fielding

If you handle it right, what your children will remember about the virus is not the fear living in our environment, but it could be what you do with them at home. That is, the time you spend with them – keeping things as normal as possible, playing games, reading, going for walks, doing housework […]

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Mitchell)

Class 12

“THERE COULD BE OTHER WORLDS” Class 12 play will have a run of three shows, Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday matinee. Tickets are on sale in reception and we look forward to welcoming the Michael Hall community with warmth and anticipation.

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Lower School curriculum themes and narrative

Lower School Faculty

To the left of the picture we see that the narrative theme of Class 1 is based on traditional fairy tales and the rich language of archetypes that is to be found within them. Moving counter-clockwise to the right, we see the Class 2 narrative themes which come from traditional animal fables that highlight possible […]

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Recommended Reading List

Michael Hall School

We are often asked to recommend books on the pedagogy and the roots of the education. Here are some of the ones we recommend most often. Many of these books are available in Forest Row either at ‘Al Fine’ or at ‘Emerson College’, also available from ‘Steiner Press’. In addition, books published by the SWSF […]

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Waldorf 100 film


The film “Learn to Change the World” shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy. It is the first of more to come which aim to show concrete approaches to these tasks.

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Is Eurythmy Essential to Steiner Waldorf Education?

Maurice Manning

I retired from teaching in the spring of 2018 after a prolonged period of illness but happily was invited back to say goodbye to the children (for whom I had simply disappeared for a long time!) as part of the end of term assembly just before Easter last year. Some of the children and young […]

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Brighton Waldorf School


An inspiring video capturing the Waldorf School in Brighton

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The Tricky Triangle

Dorit Winter

Children, Parents, and Teachers Any school community has three distinct populations. But, in Waldorf schools at least, after 78 years, the relationship among them has changed. There are the children. There are the children’s parents. There are the children’s teachers. Children—parents—teachers. Why are these relationships so tricky? (note 1) Inherent in the blood relationship of […]

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The Kindergarten Child

Peter Lang

Editor’s Note: Last year the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development announced the results of its Program for International Student Assessment, known as PISA. One of the results of PISA has been a demand on the part of politicians to call for the increased teaching of academic subjects and imposition of standardized testing at […]

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