Act locally, affect globally:
Steiner/Waldorf schools change the world
The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in more than 80 countries around the globe. And more all the time. We are making our Centennial an occasion to further develop Waldorf education for contemporary times, and focus more consciously on its global dimensions. With many exciting projects on all continents. Keep your ears and eyes open, and be part of the movement: 100 years are just the beginning!
Waldorf 100 Projects
We promote mutual recognition and networking (in the schools themselves, but also regionally and across national borders) to create a vital international connectedness that is more important today than ever before. We are beginning to work on community-building activities – large and small, complex and simple, instructive and entertaining, as diverse as the world in which we live. Become involved, join the effort, show your world to others. Some examples you can find in the following core projects initiated by us.
Waldorf 100 Core Projects
This is Waldorf 100
The Waldorf 100 initiative arose in fall 2014 at a conference of the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education held in Israel. In the meantime, many associated and partner institutions have endorsed the idea.
The upcoming Centennial offers a unique opportunity to make full use of a global exchange of ideas to develop our educational practice for the needs of this century. We will reinforce our mutual awareness and networks with an array of diverse projects and actions in schools and kindergartens, regionally and internationally. These projects will illuminate how Waldorf education overcomes cultural, ideological, economic, and social borders.
The fresh impetus from each Steiner/Waldorf facility around the world is a central element in the overall concept. We look forward to hearing about exciting project ideas – nothing is too small, nothing too large, nothing too simple and nothing too complex. Set out with us into the second century of Waldorf education! Join us to make Waldorf 100 a worthy global experience for everyone.
"A few days ago I spoke on the phone with my former English teacher from the Waldorf School in Ottersberg, who also supervised and directed the theatrical performances at the school, for example our 8th grade class play. In the meantime, she must be around 90 and had spontaneously grabbed the phone...
"Bees are fascinating, beautiful and indispensable organisms, a super-organism from which we can learn a lot – neither plants nor animals could survive without the diverse world of bees, not even humans. Our life is closely connected with bees. However, the bee is badly affected by our kind of...
When I think of the Waldorf School, I always first think of Joseph Beuys' sentence: "Where have they actually remained, the Waldorf students? All those special people who change the world?" I then always feel that first of all I have this obligation, this burden, to be special. Until now, however, I...
Children's "Garden of Senses"
For the past three years there has been a children's "Garden of Senses" close to Lake Constance in Stockach-Wahlwies, where children can learn from and with the flora and fauna, and discover their diversity while still in early childhood. Especially for the Waldorf Jubilee celebrating the Waldorf education centennial in 2019, the honeybee is the focus for everyone involved.
Wood Harmony - Global Tone
Every year an international arts and crafts teachers‘ meeting takes place. In 2019 this is planned for the Waldorf school Loheland in Germany. We greatly look forward to this anniversary! As a joint project with all of our international colleagues, part of the congress will be devoted to the creation of acustic artwork.
Aktion „brush the way“
Action for a worldwide "artistic design" of unpopular public transit areas
By contributing to the design of "forgotten" public spaces worldwide in a networked action in 2019, Waldorf students can break into the consciousness of the world's public.
Join in now and submit your project
Waldorf 100 depends on projects – your projects. Do you have an idea with which you would like to take part? Would you like the world to see your project? Then why not send it to us right now! It’s really easy: Enter your name, and we’ll get in touch with you and give you our support.
Many projects, especially in countries where Steiner/Waldorf facilities have scarce financial resources, cannot be realized without financial support. Donating a small sum is not painful for most of us. But it can do others an immense amount of good. We would be delighted to receive a €5 donation. Or more, of course. This button leads you to the donation form, where you can select your desired amount and your preferred payment method.
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