We are coming towards Michaelmas at the end of this week, on Friday 26th September, when Kindergarten celebrate their harvest festivals with the parents and children in the main school have their own celebration, collecting food for a worthy local cause.
On the same day all the main school classes will also take part in our annual WOW Cycle Ride. WOW (Waldorf One World) Day raises money to help support Steiner Waldorf education for children who would otherwise be unable to access education. Each year through main school the children cycle further afield, eventually making a 30-mile-plus round trip to Selby in Class 8!
Also happening this Friday, for those parents and friends not going for a cycle is our third annual Macmillan Coffee Morning, organised by Gill de’Cort. Please help support this excellent cause by… baking and eating cakes! And having a nice cuppa too! The coffee morning will be in the school cafe from 9 am until 11 am.
The following week we host an art exhibition (Friday 3rd October until Sunday 5th October) and will welcome friends old and new on Saturday 4th October for our first Friends of York Steiner School Ceilidh.
We began working on a Friends group a while ago, as many families told us they still felt a connection and affection for school long after their children finished classes here. It seems that, after being here, a little part of school stays with a family, and a little from each family stays here in school. We hope to celebrate that special connection with the Ceilidh, our first big offering to our Friends. If you would like to come to the Ceilidh, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots to do, and lots to enjoy this Autumn!
This Sunday, 21st September, sees the first event in our Fundraising Group’s ‘Year of Sport’. All the events will be to raise money to invest in the front playground.
The ‘Sunday Funday’ is a day of Games and Sports on the Playing Field at the bottom of the lane beside the allotments. Bring your rugs and a picnic and join in the sporty fun. We would like to see lots of children and adults playing together. We’ll have all sorts of traditional games like 3-legged races, tug-o-war, welly wanging, sprints, pyjama party race, volleyball, stilt walking, wheelbarrow race, egg and spoon, rounders,.. and you’ll be able to buy a cake and drink to refresh and refuel yourself afterwards!
If you are able to offer your help on the day with the organising or setting up that would be greatly appreciated. If you can donate a cake that would be equally welcome.
Thank you, and see you there!
Hannah, for The Dragon Boat Team aka Fundraising Team for the Development of the Front Playground. (Tony Marshall-Griffiths, Ursula Schoettner, Becks Armstrong, Christine Hunt, Hannah Levey)