We've been participating in a weekly Eurythmy class for the past two years, as well as seasonal festivals with the wider Waldorf homeschool community... this spring, with a lot of planning and readjusting dates due to the wild weather, over scheduling of many people and the actual availability of the space... we managed to wedge the spring festival in right on the last calendar day of Spring and to our surprise the weather co operated (we've had a riotous very wet and stormy spring indeed).
Numbers were perhaps smaller than the other festivals but given the proximity to Christmas and all of those tremendous end of year events it was to be expected. Our beloved Eurythmy teacher led the day and made it beautiful. Both the younger and older classes showed off their efforts - I've tried walking the figure 8 movements with the older kids and I found myself challenged - probably because I tried the movements using my mind foremost rather than my body, once my feet found the rhythm I loved the flow.
We sang spring songs, listened to a quiet and beautiful story and shared afternoon tea. Was great to catch up with old friends and new and stretch in the now unfamiliar sunshine, we could almost feel ourselves photosynthesising.
|Starting on the garlands|
|The medium sized kids' class telling the story of the Mandarin Duck|
|The older children, with the help of the adult attendees start to plait the maypole.|
|Yes, there were tangles and multiple directions but success was achieved.|
|There was dancing too!|
|And feeding Rosy the cow.|
|We are ever so grateful to have Lisa in our lives.|