Escuela Arbol de Vida in San Miguel de Allende
In the Mexican state of Guanajuato, endowed with a rich cultural heritage, there are several Waldorf schools. Arbol de Vida, meaning the ‘tree of life’, is a primary school on the outskirts of the small town of San Miguel de Allende, a place dominated by a baroque cathedral built of red sandstone. As in similarly attractive towns in this state, more artists and bon vivants tend to settle in such a place. Hence, there is also a need for Waldorf education.
In the extensive grounds of Arbol de Vida, in normal times, the children adventure to the furthest corners to play - in the beautifully laid out vegetable garden, close to the houses. That's where they like to be. This is also where lunch comes from, which is always served in a beautiful, artistic way. This outside area is a wonderful opportunity in times of pandemic and some of the lessons can be held outside too.
Nevertheless, the Escuela Arbol de Vida was severely set back in its promising development by the pandemic, and it is one of the recipients of Corona aid.