||| Michaelmas is a festival celebrated by Waldorf schools throughout the world, but 2022 is the first year that Berkeley Rose held a Michaelmas festival and it was a great success! The event is about courage and inner strength—qualities that our growing children need now more than ever.
In our celebration, each class took on a different role in acting out a version of the Micha-el story for the Kindergartens and the First Grade. Second Graders got to be the heroes, playing Michael who with their swords defeated the Dragon, which was played by Seventh Grade in an amazing costume made by Anaolga Macnaughton, from our Administrative team. Third Graders were farmers distraught about the crops that the Dragon had ruined. The Fourth Graders were smiths who forged the armor that would be needed to fight the Dragon. The Eighth Graders were flag-bearers who proclaimed Micha-el’s victory. Praises for Micha-el’s victory were sung in many songs!
We’re looking forward to celebrating the courage and inner strength of our children for many years into the future.