A visit to a Waldorf school

Today we visited the Sophia Mundi Steiner School Spring Fair. I’ve been past the school plenty of times on the way to Collingwood Children’s Farm but this was the first time I have been inside. I took one step into the Prep and Grade One classrooms and just felt I was at home!

steiner-way

I realised that in all these years of being attracted to Steiner education, I have never actually been to a school.  I’ve attempted to create a Waldorf influenced homeschool but I’ve never actually been out there and seen how it works in the world. steiner-way2

Of course it is about more than lovely wooden toys and soft colours and handmade things, there’s an energy to these spaces .  It’s a wholesome, enriching way that brings children through and into the world softly and in a gentle, subtle way draws them towards becoming full beings. I came away wondering why aren’t ALL schools like this? Why can people not see the difference between this and mainstream education? I wish so much that we could create schools that combined aspects of Steiner education with Islamic spirituality.