09 October, 2008

Apple Picking Days...'tis the season!

A beautiful day is a day to cherish, but particularly so when one has the chance to join with your school community in supporting a fundraising event, build community spirit and just plain have a great time! On Saturday, the 27th of September, quite a few of our community had just such a day...
Svantje Mertens, teacher for Classes, 1-2-3 enjoys a day's effort up in the trees.

Dominic from the Kindergarten enjoys some picking time along with his fellow classmate!

Hard work never looked so fun! Above, a very hardworking Raymond carries his day's work to the lorrie for juicing.

The many luscious fruits of their labours...

Keep an eye out in the near future for Kildare Steiner School fresh apple juice for sale...it doesn't get any better than this on a beautiful day!

Feile na Samhna or "Festival of Halloween"

Please join us for a special Sustainability festival planned on Saturday, 1st of November in Newbridge at the Ryston Social Club. It is an all day, ongoing days event from 11am - 11pm.

As a community-based initiative geared up for fun and celebration of community, the objective of the Feile na Samhna is to create a space for people to meet, talk, learn and consider a range of positive solutions to address the challenges we face today in reducing our dependency on fossil fuel. The focus will be on fun, fusion and action!

This one day, colourful family friendly event will offer an opportunity to sample a range of workshops on traditional hand crafts and skills, informative talks on sustainable living, facilitated discussion forums as well as fantastic low-tech kids entertainment. Add to this a heritage exhibition compiled by local students and history renactment displays, local artists, dancers, performers and musicians and you have a tremendous day ahead!

This event was seeded from ideas inspired by the Transition Towns movement, the Community Powerdown Toolkit and FADA.

Please join us on Saturday, the 1st of November in Newbridge at the Ryston Social Club! See you there!