Talk by Christof Wiechert - Thursday 26th May, 19:00, Michael Hall Theatre

We are very pleased to invite you all to a talk by Christof Wiechert on "Meeting the Educational Needs of the 21st century in Daily Practise".
In his long career, Christof’s task has been to encourage, advise, and inspire Waldorf educators around the world. This he has done with great energy, wisdom, insight, and humor.
Christof Wiechert taught for 30 years at the Hague Waldorf School. During this time he co-founded the Dutch state Waldorf Teacher Seminar. For many years he was a Council member in the Anthroposophical Society in the Netherlands. Together with Ate Koopmans he founded the “Art of Child Study” course. In October 2001 he became Leader of the Pedagogical Section, at the Goetheanum, the School of Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland. He retired from this post in 2010.

Christof is an accomplished and entertaining speaker who brings his experience gathered from around the world into his talks.

Classes 6 making moths video ready to watch...

Michael Hall students are working on an exciting art project with the team from Elderflower Fields Festival. They have been making huge 3D moths from willow and tissue paper as part of a moth art installation, which will be displayed at the festival.

In class 6 in the Steiner curriculum we start to look at the Life Cycles of different plants and animals which enables the children to relate to human reproduction from both a grounded and universal perspective.
With this in mind we have chosen to respond to the invitation to create these wonderful moth structures for the Elderflower Festival, and have spent time studying the reproductive cycle of the moth.
The creation of a sculptural form also fulfils the 12 yr-olds developing ability for design. We initially studied the different forms of moths and then had to try and work out how to transform the precise geometrical forms and colours of the images of real moths we found into sculptural forms that, moreover, would be able to withstand the weather. This was a task that also required a group creation, no easy task given that the class were unfamiliar with construction with cane.
We have combined accurate design, teamwork and Biology in one activity! Thank you to all concerned!

Come along and see the finished moths and more at……
The ‘Elderflower Fields Festival’, which takes place on 27th - 30th May on the Pippingford Estate in the Ashdown Forest and offers a magical weekend of adventure, discovery and inspiration designed especially for families with children in mind. Eclectic music, camping with nature and great local food & drink, all set in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside. Find out more at www.elderflowerfields.co.uk.

Congratulations to Elinor Harvey!

Elinor HarveyAlumni, Elinor Harvey is one of 5 who won the national 2016 Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE) for her ‘Living Room Circus’ enterprise at an Award ceremony in Winchester House. Shortlisted

candidates spent the day pitching their ideas and business plans to five panels of well-known figures across the arts including Jamie Scallion, songwriter and author and Nigel Hurst, Chief Executive, The Saatchi Gallery.

DBACE, one of the most established, longest running graduate enterprise programmes, has given £1.5m to young creative students across all arts sectors to help them launch their own enterprise and business projects.

Elinor Harvey won the first prize and a substantial award from Deutsche Bank, which also includes a  year of business mentoring which will be extremely helpful in the set up period.  She has acknowledged that her class presentations at school certainly helped her present in a relaxed manner….thanks to Michael Hall!

Ellie is bringing her Living Room Circus to Forest Row in September when she will kick off the Barebones Theatre Project Fringe Festival.  This will be suitable for adults and children alike.  She has been inspired not only from her work at National Centre for Circus Arts but also the circus troupe that came to Michael Hall : Nicole et Martin from Switzerland.

We are thrilled for her, but also recognise that her love of circus was sparked by her Class 8 play…..thanks to Virginia Westlake for encouraging her to start her training. 

Class 3 raising chicks...


As part of the rich farming curriculum and as part of our Easter celebrations Class 3b hatched some Light Sussex chicks last term. We started by waiting 21 long days for the eggs to hatch. What joy when they first began to pip and finally hatch. The children cared for our little feathered friends in the classroom and now they are helping to keep the school garden free of slugs and snails.
Anna Jobski, Class 3b Teacher

The Circus......................is coming

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First stage of moth making at Michael Hall and the Elderflower Fields Festival

Michael Hall students are working on an exciting art project with the team from Elderflower Fields Festival. They have been making huge 3D moths from willow and tissue paper as part of a moth art installation, which will be displayed at the festival.

In class 6 in the Steiner curriculum we start to look at the Life Cycles of different plants and animals which enables the children to relate to human reproduction from both a grounded and universal perspective.

With this in mind we have chosen to respond to the invitation to create these wonderful moth structures for the Elderflower Festival, and have spent time studying the reproductive cycle of the moth.

The creation of a sculptural form also fulfils the 12 yr-olds developing ability for design. We initially studied the different forms of moths and then had to try and work out how to transform the precise geometrical forms and colours of the images of real moths we found into sculptural forms that, moreover, would be able to withstand the weather. This was a task that also required a group creation, no easy task given that the class were unfamiliar with construction with cane.

We have combined accurate design, teamwork and Biology in one activity! Thank you to all concerned!

 

Come along and see the finished moths and more at……

The ‘Elderflower Fields Festival’, which takes place on 27th - 30th May on the Pippingford Estate in the Ashdown Forest and offers a magical weekend of adventure, discovery and inspiration designed especially for families with children in mind. Eclectic music, camping with nature and great local food & drink, all set in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside.  Find out more at www.elderflowerfields.co.uk.

Michael Hall Students support refugee newborn babies in Syria

Class 7b

 

Class 7b (year 8) students wanted to help with the refugees crisis in Syria. They found a charity called Samara’s Aid Appeal and decided as a class that they wanted to put together a care-pack for newborn babies. The charity are also appealing for care packs for ‘pregnant mothers’, ‘families’ as well as for ‘newborn babies’.

They cooked cakes and sold them to students and parents at pick-up time at Michael Hall school and raised over £140.

Having purchased baby goods, yesterday they put together their car-pack ready to be delivered to a collection point in Brighton for the charity to take to Syria. The packs included nappies, nappy sacks, bibs, cotton wool, soap, baby wipes, muslins, Sudocrem, vests, baby-grows, blankets and washing powder. One student also took a walk around her neighbourhood and collected two black bin-liners full of baby clothes.

We are really proud of them as are their parents, well done Class 7b!

For more information see http://www.samarasaidappeal.org/care-packs/

Early Years Open Morning - Come and see our Kindergartens

Come along and meet the teachers and see how beautiful and homely our Kindergartens are. No need to book in advance, come along at 09:30 and stay until 12:00, Creche available. The same day as the Mansion Market, so lots to do and see afterwards. We look forward to meeting you!

A4 Poster 14th May 2016

Dress rehearsal photos from Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet?

That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet.”
Last performed at Michael Hall 10 years ago, this quintessential tale of two star-crossed lovers returns to our Theatre with performances by the students of Class 8A.
Please come and support the class at this milestone in the Class 8 year and enjoy the fruits of their work, the witty lines, the pathos, the dancing and singing, the colourful characters and the language of Shakespeare brought alive.

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH at 19:00
SATURDAY 19TH MARCH at 14:30
SATURDAY 19TH MARCH at 19:00

TICKETS : £5 adult £3 concessions £12 Family ticket (2 adults/2 children).
Virginia Westlake, Class Teacher

CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE’S 4OOTH ANNIVERSARY AT MICHAEL HALL!
Over the last 6 weeks we have been working on our class play, “Romeo and Juliet”, where the only thing in the path of two young Veronese lovers is their feuding families. Although sometimes the preparation can be a strain, we are enjoying it and feel it is bringing our class together more strongly as a group. We have a double cast and 6 different Juliets! The production offers dramatic variety which contrasts love, hate, life, death, sadness, humour and joy, heart-warming love scenes and nail-biting fight scenes. Through this tale of young love and tragic misunderstandings we hope to entrance you and fulfil your expectations of the play.
The pupils of Class 8A

Romeo and Juliet - Class 8a Play this week

Romeo and Juliet?

That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet.”
Last performed at Michael Hall 10 years ago, this quintessential tale of two star-crossed lovers returns to our Theatre with performances by the students of Class 8A.
Please come and support the class at this milestone in the Class 8 year and enjoy the fruits of their work, the witty lines, the pathos, the dancing and singing, the colourful characters and the language of Shakespeare brought alive.

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH at 19:00
SATURDAY 19TH MARCH at 14:30
SATURDAY 19TH MARCH at 19:00

TICKETS : £5 adult £3 concessions £12 Family ticket (2 adults/2 children).
Virginia Westlake, Class Teacher

CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE’S 4OOTH ANNIVERSARY AT MICHAEL HALL!
Over the last 6 weeks we have been working on our class play, “Romeo and Juliet”, where the only thing in the path of two young Veronese lovers is their feuding families. Although sometimes the preparation can be a strain, we are enjoying it and feel it is bringing our class together more strongly as a group. We have a double cast and 6 different Juliets! The production offers dramatic variety which contrasts love, hate, life, death, sadness, humour and joy, heart-warming love scenes and nail-biting fight scenes. Through this tale of young love and tragic misunderstandings we hope to entrance you and fulfil your expectations of the play.
The pupils of Class 8A

Romeo & Juliet A4 Poster