Class 6/7 have had a wonderful week in Salzburg; seeing the sights, visiting museums and Christmas markets, and spending time with our friends at the Waldorf school in the mountains. They have been ice skating, down a salt mine, played in the snow, and enjoyed two classical concerts. 

During their travels they have seen St Nicholas many times, accompanied by his Angels and the Krampus! While we welcome St Nicholas at Alder Bridge every year on the night of 5th December, we never catch a glimpse of him or his companions so this has been a rare treat for Class 6/7!

Salzburg 6

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Salzburg 1

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We began the journey towards Christmas with our Advent Spiral this weekend. Each child carried their candle from the source and then placed it gently on the earth; each little flame bringing more light and more love into the world.


Winter is dark, yet each tiny spark

Brightens the way to Christmas Day. 


Shine little light, and show us the way

To the bright light of Christmas Day. 


Advent Spiral

As we gather in the harvest from our vegetable garden, we feel the chill of the darker months getting closer. In Steiner-Waldorf schools we mark this moment with Michaelmas, a festival of strength and courage. We perform feats of courage in our woodland and turn our thoughts to overcoming our own inner dragons, finding the strength to tame them. The children make a meal from vegetables, fruit and grains, harvested and foraged from our gardens and woodland, and everyone shares in the feast. 

Michaelmas Logs

Michaelmas Height Michaelmas Bridge

Michaelmas Friends Michaelmas picnic

Michaelmas 23  Michaelmas 1

      Michaelmas Scales Michaelmas Meal

Waldorf 100 Poster Competition

In 2019 the Steiner-Waldorf movement will be 100 year old! 

Students at UK Steiner schools are invited to produce a poster design incorporating the pre-existing Waldorf 100 logo, to promote UK based Steiner-Waldorf events that will take place around the country. The winner's design will be used in the Waldorf 100 UK celebratory packs, which will also include materials to help support events that schools will be running.

Competition brief:
· Poster design must be A3/A4 in size
· Poster design must leave space for the name/date etc. of school festival event(s)
· Poster design must reflect elements of Steiner education.

The winner will get the chance to see how an award-winning, professional design team turned their concept into a reality and incorporated their design elements into wider promotional material.

Closing Date Friday 5 October 2018

If you have any queries or would like an application form please contact SAM GRESHOFF, SWSF This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


At the centre point of the year we watch the sun reach its highest, and at Alder Bridge we celebrate Midsummer in a number of different ways:

The Kindergarten children often take a walk to our woodland where they make fairy houses in the shade of the trees. When they visit again a few days later the children might find a treasure, left as a little thank you for their kindness. 


In the middle of the day we celebrate with a fire followed by a community picnic in the school gardens. For the older children, Class 3 and over, jumping over the embers is a rite of passage which the younger children aspire to. It is a symbolic moment of transformation for the children, a moment of delight as their courage propels them forward: leaving behind the old, stepping forward into the new. 


St John 2018 1

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