In our Monday morning gathering, John read to us this week’s ‘Calendar of the Soul.’ After that everybody shared their weekends and then John and William talked about the stars and Gundula talked about last week’s weather. Then we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Lukas.
Tuesday morning, the students from Saint Edmund’s School came to take part in our different workshops.
In our Thursday morning College, we sang our tree songs and we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Brian. After that Elliot talked to us about the Elm tree. He told us that the Elm tree can be found in the Northern Hemisphere. It represents death and love. We also learned that the wood of the tree is mostly used for making bows. Lucas told us that the Elm tree originated in the Netherlands. It carried a disease that went to the United Kingdom and killed 20,00 trees. Then we watched a fairy tale skit called ‘The Enchanted Tree.’ After hearing about the Elm tree, Simran told us that there are 150 different species of the Maple tree. Just like the Elm tree the Maple tree can be found in the Northern Hemisphere especially in Eastern Canada. The Maple tree is also found in the Southern Hemisphere. We also learned that maple syrup comes from the Maple tree. The wood from the Maple tree is mostly used for making furniture. In 1965 the maple leaf was selected to be the symbol on the Canadian flag. After hearing about the Maple tree, Deepak read to us a story about the Maple tree. Then we were sad to say good bye to Barbara who had worked with us for seven and a half years. After a short break the College group played the bells.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we gathered into our eurythmy, painting, clay, reading, writing, swimming, art studio and special dynamic groups.