We parents would like to honour Ester Ruttman for the amazing craft skills she has taught our children.
Peter Nitze, Waldorf and Harvard graduate, and Director of an aerospace company, explained the importance of hands-on learning like this:
“If you’ve had the experience of binding a book, knitting a sock, playing a recorder,
then you feel that you can build a rocket ship or learn a software program you’ve never touched.
It’s not bravado, just a quiet confidence.
There is nothing you can’t do.
Why couldn’t you? Why couldn’t anybody?”
From basket weaving, to knitting socks (so difficult!) and fingerless gloves on four needles, to cross stitch and stuffed animal toys; the children have learnt so much and had such fun doing it. Thank you, Ester, for all you do with such skill, lightness and patience!