Education for life, from life, throughout life – Canterbury Steiner School Creative Showcase

Final for printing4th June – 19th June 2016

A showcase of recent textiles, paintings and award winning 3D work from pupils aged 3 – 17. The exhibition gives an insight into the creative approach of a Steiner Waldorf School which enables the children’s full potential to naturally unfold and build capacities for life. See www.thebeaney.co.uk for further details.

On Saturday 11th June, this showcase will by accompanied by creative activities and puppet play for both young children and adults. This will also be accompanied by an introductory talk, Why Art Matters  – How can art, craft, music and experiential learning enhance all curriculum subjects? by Ewout Van-Manen, the School Leader.

9.30am to 11am – Craft Making Fun! (ages 3-6) & Finger Puppet Making (grown-ups!)

11.45am to 12 noon – A Puppet Play: The Fairy Weaver (ages 3-6)

11.15am to 11.30am – A Talk: Why Art Matters  – How can art, craft, music and experiential learning enhance all curriculum subjects?

Following the talk, there will be an opportunity to chat with staff from Canterbury Steiner School and find out more about Steiner Waldorf education from 12 noon to 12.15pm.

Location: The Front Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury, Kent.

Quiz & Curry Night

Quiz and Curry NightOur upcoming Quiz and Curry Night will take place on Friday 13th May to raise funds for ‘Green Pop,’ a treemendous initiative to reforest parts of Africa. All funds raised will go towards tree planting projects that encourage social mobility, cultural integration and environmental awareness throughout parts of southern Africa. The trees we plant will appear on a GPS map indicating exactly where our community has made a positive impact in the world!

Pupils in our Upper School are keen to make a difference and we are keen to support an event that connects people, plants and action on a global level. £8 gets you an excellent curry, a fun quiz AND the chance to win your very own fruit tree…

Contact the school (01227 738 285 / info@canterburysteiner.co.uk) to book your table!

Be part of the TREEVOLUTION!!!

May Fair & National Children’s Day

MAY FAIR FLYER 2016THIS SUNDAY ~ National Children’s Day at our May Fair at Canterbury Steiner School on Sunday 15th May 11am – 4pm. A unique fair that offers something for everyone…not to be missed!

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, this year’s National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK2016) is all about the importance of adult wellbeing for child wellbeing. Lots of things in the modern world have made the lives of adults more complicated and stressful and children really need happy, healthy adults that have the time and energy to share their worlds. A core initiative of the Save Childhood Movement, the day is being used to raise awareness about the issues, to highlight the statistics on adult happiness, wellbeing and mental health in the UK, and to champion the work of the key people and organisations working in the field. For more information please visit: http://www.nationalchildrensdayuk.com

At our May Fair there will be:

~ FREE children’s activities and games
~ Maypole Dancing
~ BBQ (local meat & vegetarian), outstanding vegan food
~ Free Yoga and Shiatsu Taster Sessions
~ Live Art
~ And a wide range of arts, crafts, food & health stalls such as…

Be4Love bringing Toys
Children’s fairy wings & wooden carved outdoor ornaments by Fairy Wings and Chainsaws
Polly Had a Dolly – Waldorf Dolls & Toys

Hand-Printed Coasters by Blue Moon Crafts
Bombus – Gifts
Textiles by Fable & Base
Hi Kent, a Deaf Charity – Handcrafted Gifts
Jewellery by Stellabella and Alicia Harrison
Swallow Field Nursery – Seedlings & Plants

Carrington Foods – Chilli Sauces
Luxury Vinegars and Sauces by Mighty Fine Things
Holistic Biscuit – Delicious Vegan Food
Herbal Teas by Teasane
Apotheca Clinic and Bush Flower Remedies – Natural Remedies
Complimentary Medicine by Concorde House
Weleda – Natural Beauty Products

And more…vegetables, wooden toys, jewellery, bunting, crystals, clothing & knitwear.
It’s going to be a fantastic event! We look forward to seeing you all there!