On Saturday, May 18th, eleven Waldorf schools, led by the San Francisco Waldorf School and Waldorf School of the Peninsula, gathered together in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to celebrate Waldorf education's 100 year anniversary.
The event’s keynote speaker was Waldorf alum, Dr. Thomas C. Südhof, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. Performances, activity booths and readings and talks filled the day.
Mitch Mitchell, Development Director at San Francisco Waldorf School, notes, "We are thrilled that so many people came together to celebrate the centennial. In true Waldorf spirit, eleven schools and at least 600 people braved the rain in the historic Music Concourse of Golden Gate Park. The day began with a marionette show and ended with faculty singing "Song of Peace." At any moment, a visitor could weave, craft metal into jewelry, talk with teachers about the student work, and explore beekeeping or robotics. Performers filled the bandshell stage and we heard from Dr. Thomas C. Südhof, Waldorf alumnus and Nobel Laureate, who shared inspiring insights about brain science and learning."
Schools who came together to support this event include:
Berkeley Rose Waldorf School
Davis Waldorf School
East Bay Waldorf School
Golden Bridges School
Live Oak Waldorf School
Marin Waldorf School
San Francisco Waldorf School
Santa Cruz Waldorf School
Sierra Waldorf School
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm
Waldorf School of Mendocino County
Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Thank you to everyone who helped make this wonderful event come to fruition.
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