On the 3rd and 4th of March 2017, Imhoff Waldorf School Class 6 took part in the Greek Olympics which were held at Stellenbosch Waldorf School. This is when all the Waldorf Schools in and around Cape Town come together to celebrate the end of their Greek Mythology Main Lesson.
There were about ten schools taking part this year and once all the schools had arrived, all the children, as well as their teachers, were divided up into the different cities of Greece which were: Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Olympia and Delphi. Each city was given a different coloured rope belt to wear around their toga to signify which city they were in. This was a great way for the children to meet new people and make new friends from all of the schools that were involved.
Over the two days the children participated in many sports activities during the day preparing for the finals which took place on the Saturday. They also took turns to watch over the Olympic flame during the evening, sang “Glorious Apollo” and each school had a chance to showcase something that they wished to share with the other schools. The children from Imhoff shared a beautiful poem about Alexander the Great and they sang a lovely song called ‘The Rose’.
On the Saturday the finals took place for all the disciplines and the awards ceremony was held. Our Imhoff children did us proud once again by showing great sportsmanship on and off the field and by bringing home nine gold medals for the different sports codes.
We wish to thank the host school, Stellenbosch Waldorf School, for hosting us, as well as all the teachers and parents who were involved in making this event such a memorable one.
By Fezile and Shelby