Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L is for Laurel Wreath



Ah...the laurel wreath.

A reminder of our Grade Five year together where Greece and the ancient Greek civilization is the main theme of the year.

In May we gathered together on the island with five other Waldorf Schools to hold our Olympics.

The students participated in the original five events of the first Olympics in 776BC.

Javelin, Discus, Long Jump, Sprint and Greek Wrestling.

We slept in city states with other students from other schools and learned we were not the only waldorf students in the world.

It was cold and rainy, but we shone in our events and in our comaraderie.

We all deserved a laurel wreath that year.

6 comments:

  1. I got to wear one of those in a play once. It wasn't real, though. :)

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  2. Oh that would have been neat! Javelin toss! What was your favorite?

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    1. I think the discus. Although I was pretty good at the greek wrestling. ;)

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  3. Sounds like a really fun event as well as being educational. :-)

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  4. What? No poetry competition in your Olympics??

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    1. actually there was. We all wrote odes to our favourite god or goddess and performed them one evening to the other participants. Ta-da!

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