Altadena, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013
Each year, students at Pasadena Waldorf School enjoy a unique Halloween Festival, presented by the fourth grade parents, for the community to enjoy on Halloween night. This Halloween, the parents presented an original play called “Pico the Gnome,” a charming tale about friendship, courage, and having an open heart, based on a beloved children’s book by Martina Muller.
The magical glow of hundreds of jack-o-lanterns carved by PWS students lit the wooded campus. The audience journeyed through “the forest,” meeting a wonderful cast of characters that brought the tale to life. Costumed guides led groups from scene to scene, featuring beautifully crafted puppets of woodland creatures created by PWS parents. The tale concluded with Pico, the hero, confronting his soon-to-be new friend, a twelve-foot tall wood and papier-mâché giant operated by three puppeteers.
Many student attendees wore costumes drawn from the adventures and story traditions explored in each grade. Some of the younger students pulled their ideas from fairytales and children from the older grades became Greek or Norse gods, Arthurian heroes and many other characters from the classic literature used throughout the Waldorf curriculum.
The kindergarten classes held their own Halloween festival during the day. Parents hosted games and activities for their little knights, assorted royalty and the gathered menagerie.
Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, offers an inspired arts and science education from preschool through high school, as well as a thriving Parent-Child Program. With nearly 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide and over 90 years of experience, Waldorf education is the among the fastest growing independent school movements in the world.