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The Waldorf Class 5 Pentathlon

Posted On: 5/8/2018 12:00 PM

Two students wearing Greek togas Greek wrestling outdoors"Waldorf students study Greek history at the end of their fifth grade year, learning about the Gods and myths and also about historical Greece and its cultivation of democracy, philosophy and the arts. These lessons intertwine and culminate into a day when the intellectual meets the physical and academics reach a peak of relevancy in the student’s minds.

As the student’s come together with other schools to compete, they do not compete by school, but are instead combined together in cooperative relationships with new peers. All student are assigned to be part of one of four teams representing the Greek city-states of Thebes, Sparta, Corinth and Athens. From there they are directed to the stations of competition for one of the five classic Greek events — Javelin, Discus, Long Jump, Foot Racing and Greek wrestling."

Read more at Spring Garden Waldorf School Blog - May 23, 2016
Photo credit: Spring Garden Waldorf School

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