Informative talks about the Waldorf school of Alicante

Attention!!: The last talk-open house changes from day to Friday 28 May 2021. 18-19,30 h

We open our doors with the aim of offering the most beautiful things we have: a look in love at the child and its processes, and a desire to respectfully accompany them to help the human being flourish.

If you want to know the Waldorf Alicante school, We propose a series of online meetings to tell you something about it and satisfy your doubts and concerns.

To be able to organize ourselves better, You can sign up for the talk by sending an email to: Info@waldorfalicante.com

But if for some reason you arrive at the last minute, do not worry, you can also access directly.

You can click on the following links to access the access page to the talk via zoom.

https://zoom.us/j/99025471452?pwd=NnB0M2VWZ3lWeVhvNS9aZE81WFM5dz09

Meeting ID: 990 2547 1452
Access code: 442221

The space will be accompanied by teachers specialized in kindergarten areas, childish, primary school and high school.

Raptors visit us…

On Friday morning a lot of birds of prey visited the school. The art of falconry, as an ancestral profession, revealed curiosities about these silent and attentive birds with sharp eyes and sharp claws. The event served for the children to launch themselves to investigate about raptors and to draw them. An exciting event!!!

 

Labor Sunday. The value of collaboration.

This Sunday, some brave have fought against the inclement sun putting their effort in making the school look nice. During this week, have been others, one way or another. It is a handicap for the community at this time, que allí donde el individualismo y la escasez de tiempo hacen bandera, sumiendo a los sujetos en sus asuntos privados, pueda seguir vivo el espíritu colaborativo y comunitario que ayuda a construir grandes cosas. Por si fuera poco, los tiempos del virus no hacen más que cortar esos lazos y aislarnos en una intimidad que corre el riesgo de empobrecer. Aún así, es necesario que el espíritu de grupo siga latiendo ante la incertidumbre y el malestar porque solo en grupo se dan salidas creativas y esfuerzos compartidos para afrontar las dificultades.

Sigamos adelante, con mascarillas, con distancias y lo que haga faltaque aún nos quedarán los ojos para mirarnos de soslayo y saber que podemos contar con que aquel que está a mi lado rema en la misma dirección. Y si me fallan las piernasy el aliento escasea… “poder contar contigo camarada”… con tu hombro, con tus palabras o a veces sólo con tu presencia.

Transmitamos a nuestros hijos que en conjunto se pueden hacer grandes cosas, que allí donde yo no llego puede ayudarme el otro, que servir a la comunidad no es un acto que nos desmerece sino que nos da valor como humanos.

Buen domingo.

 

A present for the whole life

Since i got pregnant, I was very clear that I wanted a different education for my daughter Sara.

During my years at the university, I had taught private tutoring to students of all ages and had observed something that worried me a lot..

At some point all children completely lose interest in learning. They live their passage through the school as a real torture, an obligation they have to accept because they have no other choice. I didn't want that for my daughter.

Learning cannot be an obligation, not a torture. That is why from very early on I looked for schools with active methodologies for Sara. In Madrid he was at the Ideo school. She was delighted, because in that school, children were protagonists of their own learning.

She has always been very happy to school. He loved to learn, He had an innate curiosity and kept asking questions and telling us at home all the things he had learned at school. However when we got to Alicante, things have changed.

As soon as you arrive in Alicante, We looked for a school with active methodologies and we enrolled it in one that convinced us, At first. But before long we realized that it was not what it seemed.

In a few weeks we find mountains of homework, of subjects that my daughter was not interested in at all.

A lot of exams and a lot of competition, In 3rd grade!

My daughter started telling me that she didn't want to go to school anymore, and so I made the decision to get her out of there as soon as possible.

It was still a school like so many others, in which children are considered mere containers of information. Where the content is the center of teaching and where the interest or motivation of the child is not taken into account, nor their individual evolution, nor its development and its vital moment.

Look for the options in Alicante, and the truth is that the possibilities are quite small.

I finally found the Waldorf School and fell in love. Okay, we fall in love.

First of all the environment, in wild nature, surrounded by flowers, with a garden cultivated by the students themselves.

Then we fell in love with the methodology. A teaching marked by respect with capital letters.

Respect for the child as a complete and upright human being.

Respect for their physical evolution, psychic and emotional.

Respect for your individuality.

Respect for their interests and their motivations.

In Waldorf I found an education that understands the essence and nature of the child and adapts to it.

A teaching in which you learn with the whole body, with all the senses and not only with the mind.

An education on the move, from experience and experience.

Playing, experimenting, understanding, singing, jumping, Playing, drawing, weaving, cultivating, writing…

We fall in love with the values ​​promoted at school, of how the limits are marked and the love that surrounds each act.

We also fall in love with a beauty that permeates everything.

Children's notebooks, the classrooms, the station tables, all the material used is precious.

My daughter Sara is delighted. He loves his school, and feels a great interest to learn more and more. In fact, she is proud of everything she does at school and everything she learns.

It's something I see in most of your peers. Waldorf children are different. It is something that shows in dealing with them. They are self-confident and very respectful children.

And I speak of respect, not only from them to others, but towards themselves. They understand where the limit is and they also set their own limits. They respect and they know how to enforce. And this in my opinion, it is very important in life.

The Waldorf Alicante school is part of our lives and our family.

And I sincerely believe, what is the best gift we can give our daughter Sara.

A present for the whole life.

So, if you live in Alicante and want to know the Waldorf school, I recommend that you come to:

Online open day.

Saturday, 23 May at 5pm.

It is necessary to reserve a place on the following website:

Delve into the Waldorf experience.

Olimpiadas Waldorf

Hay vivencias que te acompañan toda la vida…

The 10-11 años son el corazón de la infancia, un periodo de armonía previo a la llegada de la adolescencia. En las escuelas Waldorf se acompaña con la inmersión en el mundo de la Grecia clásica, su mitología, su ciencia, su arte, Homero, Sócrates, Alejandro Magno… Durante todo el curso esas imágenes nos acompañan en narraciones, obras de teatro, songs, versos…

La parte final de este recorrido es un encuentro de los 5º cursos de primaria de escuelas Waldorf de España y Portugal en Ampurias, para participar en unas Olimpiadas en el escenario mágico de las ruinas de una ciudad, primero griega y luego romana. Los atletas se prueban en salto, carrera, lucha, jabalina y disco, no para quedar primeros, sino en búsqueda en sus gestos de los ideales de Belleza, Verdad y Fuerza, no para superar a los demás ni para buscar el mejor resultado, sino para encontrarse en el proceso de dar lo mejor de sí.

Los restos en piedra del anfiteatro y la palestra de la antigua Emporiae son testigo de las vivencias de estos niños y niñas, vestidos con sus túnicas, representando a Esparta, Atenas, Delfos, Eleusis o Tebas. Las ruinas son testigo del resurgir del ideal heleno en ellos, en esas experiencias puras de sí mismos, de su fuerza, de su armonía, de su perfección… se ve en el brillo de sus ojos, en la determinación de su mirada, en la fluidez y rapidez acciones, en la pasión de sus movimientos… Todos han alcanzado la perfección en algún momento, se llevan grabado en su alma el recuerdo de ese salto que dieron, de cómo su compañera logró lanzar la jabalina como nunca, de cómo su compañero consiguió acabar la prueba de maratón y se abrazaron a él en la meta…

Vuelven como vencedores, pero sin vencidos, vencedores de sí mismos, enriquecidos y transformados por la experiencia de Belleza, Verdad y Fuerza, por la vivencia auténtica de ellos mismos y sus compañeros en un viaje inolvidable, fruto de vivencias pasadas y semilla de otras que están por llegar.

Juan Luis Alegría Ibáñez. Waldorf Alicante School. IIP Dharma College Alicante.

Workshop work in waldorf education

Modeling, woodcarving, talc stone work, and I work with copper

In Waldorf schools, manual work and handicraft subjects are given an important role within the whole teaching as a whole. This is based on the principle that these activities, in the background, they also develop skills that help structure their thinking: “He who knows how to move his fingers correctly also has flexible ideas and thoughts, and can penetrate into the essence of things ".

Thus manual activities prepare man to put his will into action even to think.

Among the activities carried out in the Waldorf school are: clay modeling, wood carving, talcum stone work, and copper work.

Deep interior experiences children receive through the completion of work in these workshops: expectation, disappointment, ira, resignation, meditation, surprise, new hopes, new efforts of will, intense joy in creative activity.

But emotional participation does not remain only on the psychic plane, but it penetrates to the physical, up to the fingers, fully participating both body and soul.