The Kernow Steiner Project was set up in 2004 with a vision of bringing Steiner Waldorf Education to North Cornwall. We currently have Periwinkles, our parent and child group running twice a week and the Inny Valley Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten has begun its second year at Basill Manor, St Clether, near Launceston.
We have a thriving anthrophosophical community in North Cornwall with monthly study groups, craft nights, seasonal celebrations and workshops.
North Cornwall is renowned for its wild, rugged countryside, having the most beautiful scenery. The many tidal beaches have an element of mystery. High cliffs of slate and quartz hide away harbours and beaches all along the meandering coastline. Inland, there is the vast expanse of Bodmin Moor with its far-reaching views and open skyline. Pretty villages, wooded valleys and rivers abound. Exeter is just an hour’s drive offering good commuting connections, for those who require it, London is just a two-hour train journey away, Bristol and Bath only an hour or so.
Steiner Waldorf education follows a curriculum which has been proven over 80 years in over 900 schools worldwide, including over 30 in the UK. It is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world and is wholly or partially state funded in many countries.
Dr Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, scientist and educationalist, who advocated an holistic approach to education, nurturing children to become balanced, well-rounded individuals. The curriculum responds to the children’s needs as they develop their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual faculties. In the early years, emphasis is placed on encouraging children’s natural enthusiasm and sense of wonder, allowing them time and space to mature through homely activities, creative play and self-motivated inquiry.