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8th Annual Medieval Games 2014

The Cincinnati Waldorf School is the Proud Host of the

8th Annual Medieval Games!

On April 24th & 25th, the Cincinnati Waldorf School is honored to be hosting the inter-Waldorf School Medieval Games at our beautiful Meshewa Farm campus in Indian Hill, surrounded by open meadows and acres of private woodlands. The most anticipated event of the sixth grade year, our students participate in the Medieval Games – a living experience of their studies of Medieval History.

This year, our Sixth Grade Class welcomes 75 students from five other Middle Kingdom Waldorf Schools!

Louisville Waldorf School, KY

Oakland Steiner School of Metro Detroit, MI

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh, PA

Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, MI

Spring Garden Waldorf School of Copley,OH

Festivities commence Thursday evening, April 24th, with a Feast and Bardic Circle at the CWS main campus. After a restful night and breakfast with host families, students will head to our beautiful Meshewa satellite campus on Friday morning for the Games!

ITINERARY

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Cincinnati Waldorf School Main Campus, 6743 Chestnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
5:00 – Registration & Shire Assignments
6:00 – Feast & Bardic Circle
8:00 – Depart for host family homes

Friday, April 25, 2014
Meshewa Satellite Campus, 7550 Given Road Cincinnati, OH 45243
7:30 – Breakfast with host families
8:30 – Depart for Meshewa
9:30 – Medieval Games Begin!
1:00 – Closing Ceremony
1:30 – Farewell

During the sixth grade, students study the history and culture of Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages. As students engage with these historic eras, they experience the shift from the Ancients’ poetic consciousness to the Medieval search for truth and development of modern scientific concepts, paralleling change in the sixth grade student. This study culminates in a two-day, Medieval Games beginning with a Medieval Feast featuring bards, musicians, food and live presentations by each sixth grade class.

The students are hosted overnight by CWS families and then arrive the next morning at our Meshewa campus for a day filled with jousting, steeplechase, archery, dungeon escape, log cross, moat jumping, tug-of-war, and of course, lots of mud! The event combines history, ethical conduct, Bardic Circle presentations of music and verse, and physical challenges in a Medieval tournament. The chivalry, steadfastness and valor that each student displays at the Medieval Games is truly amazing. The fun, friendship and memories of this experience will last a lifetime.

Download Registration Forms

Download Hotel Accommodations

Map and Directions

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact the school directly at 513-541-0220, or this year’s event coordinator, April Mann, via email.

 

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