The generous donation we received through the Friends of Waldorf Education meant that the school could continue to operate with all five classes in the primary school for the rest of the school year. An enormous relief. This made it possible to release energy and motivation. The classroom teachers found the determination to put their passion into continued engagement with their children, with the school, and with online learning. In addition, it allowed us to plan for the targeted use of resources to prepare our oldest students for transition to secondary school at the end of the school year.
Maintaining the existing structure of classes has resulted in our ability to stay open in compliance with government guidelines. We are currently implementing face-to-face instruction for 30 of the 51 primary pupils, which is an exceptionally large number under the current circumstances. Although we have had to adapt our teaching and curriculum to the particular situation, we are still able to offer a broad and rich Waldorf education to the children.
On behalf of the Bristol Steiner School staff and administration, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and express my gratitude for your support which has allowed the school to remain an effective, progressive educational institution.”