More photos of Class 12 Play - The Wind in the Willows! This week!

Get your tickets now! Wind in the Willows - a must see!

 

Class 12 students in the Theatre this week where they are rehearsing Wind in the Willows.

As the rest of the school relax into their half term break these young people went straight into the Theatre lastSaturday where they have been every day from 10am until 9pm.

Parents and Teachers have been helping with the set, providing evening meals for thirty, stitching, painting and baking. And I'm pleased to say that it's all coming on a treat.

Now we just need you the audience. Performances are on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th at 7.30pm and on Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children and are available from the top Seasons shop and One The Square in Forest Row. From Reception and in the Canteen on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.10am.

Please tell your friends, neighbours and family - it's suitable for all ages.

Class 12 Play - get your tickets!!!

Wind in the Willows 1

Outdoor Physics lesson yesterday...

Class 7B were busy with their physics lessons this week with the smallest girls in the class each singly dragging a school minibus about the car park. Some girls managed it using only one hand. The boys did alright too. They were using a block and tackle to create a mechanical advantage and could calculate how far they would have to pull a rope to move the bus a few centimeters. The class has been playing with gears to discover gear ratios suitable for various machines, built a very powerful (relatively) crane, geared up a motor to generate electricity, and assembled a set of clocks, all in the last week. This was part of our mechanics lessons. Focusing on Galileo we are learning how his experiment dropping weights off the Leaning  Tower of Pisa, as he was a bit of a showman, his discovery of the laws of pendulums, and the speed of falling bodies, led to the recognition that the moon is falling towards the earth,(Oh no!) but without getting closer.(Phew!) What? For enlightenment and a little bit of Newton ask 7B. Quickly while memory lasts.

Beautiful blackboard drawings around Michael Hall last week...

 

500 Red balloons....UP, UP AND AWAY

East Grinstead Courier - Full story

 

500 red balloons were released to mark the 90th anniversary of Michael Hall School in Forest Row

Beautiful sight: The pupils attached personal messages to their balloons

YOU may have heard the song 99 Red Balloons, but a village school went 401 better by releasing 500 of them in celebration of its 90th anniversary.

And staff and students at Michael Hall School in Forest Row were overjoyed to learn that one of the balloons – each tagged with personal messages – travelled as far as The Netherlands.

The fun-filled event occurred on Tuesday last week, as the school marked the anniversary celebration at Kidbrooke Park in Priory Road.

College chairman Jo Reeves reflected on the "awe-inspiring" moment the balloons took to the skies."They all went off in a beautiful mass towards Kent and Sevenoaks," she said. "But the most surprising thing is one was found in The Netherlands.

"We attached a tag with the children's own personal messages about why they love the school to each balloon, and on the back of each tag we have asked those who find them to get in touch, with a prize for the furthest one discovered."The parents felt it was a beautiful way to celebrate the occasion and seeing the balloons going up into the sky was quite magical. It was overcast all morning, but the clouds parted just in time for the release. It was awe-inspiring."

 

But while most of the youngsters relished the opportunity to send their personalised balloons up, up and away, one pupil became particularly attached to his.Jo added: "One little boy loved his balloon so much that he couldn't let go of it. He didn't want to part with it, so he took it home with him.

 

"We also buried a box bursting with pupils' future wishes for the school beneath a Sussex oak tree, which we planted on site. And in late September the children planted 1,000 bulbs in the school grounds as part of the celebrations."Michael Hall School is the longest running Steiner Waldorf school in the English speaking world, having been established in Streatham, London, in 1924.

 

During the Second World War the entire school was evacuated to Minehead in Somerset, after which it moved to its present home in Forest Row."I think it's really exciting to have 90 years of history behind us," Jo added. "Those 90 years have made us who we are today, and we are very much looking forward to how we can grow and develop into the future."

 

As part of the anniversary celebrations, the school has launched a map on its website where users can keep track of where the released balloons have been discovered.

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Talent Show this Friday!!!

Tickets Available in Reception now!

Adults £6 Students £4 - (Class 6 and above only)

Talent Shhow 2015

Alumni from Michael Hall in West End play...

Alumni Oliver Chris performimg in the West End  at The Almeida Theatre's in the production of King Charles III.

The play is set to transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre in September, according to the Daily Mail.

Chris Oliver

 

Mike Bartlett's play, which is billed as a 'future history play', imagines the succession of Prince Charles following the death of The Queen. It features among the cast Oliver Chris (left)  Adam James, Tim Pigott-Smith and Lydia Wilson.

Full story here

 

Burns Night cancelled

Regretfully due to low ticket sales we have had to cancel Burns Night.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you and thank you for your support.
We look forward to welcoming you at future school events.

Happy 90th Birthday to us!!!!

We celebrated our 90th birthday today. We are the longest running Steiner Waldorf School in the English speaking world, having started our  life in Streatham, London, in 1925. During the Second War the entire school was evacuated to Minehead in Somerset, after which it moved to its present home at Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row.

Track where our balloons are landing here!

 

 

Teachers, children and parents celebrated by letting off 500 balloons (biodegradeable of course), each with a tag containing the childrens’ message for their School. The balloons and their message will hopefully travel far and wide, with the finder of the one that travels furthest winning a prize!  In addition, celebrations included a verse written especially for the occasion, a song, the planting of an Oak tree with the wishes of all the School community contained deep within its roots and, finally, an enormous cake!