Published on March 13th, 2017 | by ECSWE
Waldorf 100 – Join the Movement !
It has nearly been 100 years… The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919, today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and 1,700 Waldorf kindergartens in over 80 countries around the globe – and the movement is growing fast!
The Waldorf100 initiative arose in the fall of 2014 and in the meantime, many associated and partner institutions have endorsed the idea. The intention is to make our 2019 Centennial an occasion to further develop Waldorf education for contemporary times, and focus more consciously on its global dimensions. 100 years are just the beginning!
With many exciting projects on all continents, keep your ears and eyes open, and join the movement: follow the Waldorf 100 news, take part in the projects or submit your own project idea. All projects aim to reinforce mutual awareness and networks of the worldwide Waldorf community and illuminate how Waldorf education overcomes cultural, ideological, economic, and social borders, be it through common action to protect the environment, music, theatre, sport or simply writing a letter to all other Waldorf schools in the world.
If you have a school orchestra, register for Metamorphoses, a core project of Waldorf 100 that ambitions to create original musical works by Waldorf students for the centennial, that will then be performed during the festival and in schools around the globe. But that is not all… A dramatic work created for high school students that can be staged in all Waldorf high schools? A world-wide marathon during which we are all involved in the same race at the same time? New beehives popping up in hundreds of schools to enable these bees to thrive again? All that is possible, so let’s brainstorm, organize and realize!
Nothing is too small, too large, too simple or too complex so set out with Waldorf 100 into the second century of Waldorf education and join in to make it a worthy global experience for everyone.
ECSWE has signed up for corporate membership and many of our national members have done the same.