29th September is the traditional feast of St Michael the Archangel – Michaelmas. Michaelmas is linked with the shortening of days as autumn gathers apace and the colder days begin.
The whole school has been celebrating Michaelmas, our first festival of the school year. The feast of Saint Michael is generally referred to as “the festival of strong will”, and centres around the idea of preparing oneself for the cold, dark winter by gathering protection and warmth; soaking up enough joy and strength to last through the Winter Solstice, when the sun will slowly start to make its way back and the days will get longer.
Following are some pictures of the tables as they were being created in the school hall.
Here comes the dragon! Class 7&8 got the games started at our Michaelmas Festival with a challenge to do battle – the dragon faced all classes this year; Class 1&2, Class 3&4 and Class 5&6. May all your dragons be tamed!
Class 1&2 celebrated harvest time and Michaelmas by making vegetable campfire soup in the outdoor classroom. They washed, peeled, and cut a lot of vegetables, as well as hugely enjoying eating it afterward.