Pasadena Waldorf School 5th Grade Participates in Annual Pentathlon

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Joining other independent Waldorf schools in San Diego, event is culmination of training in classical Olympic sports.

Students line up with javelins, ready to throw in a competition at the 2013 Southern California Waldorf School Pentathlon

Students prepare for the javelin throw at the 2013 Pentathlon

The fifth graders trained in the sports of ancient Greece as part of their lessons in history

A coalition of ten Waldorf Schools of Southern California joined for their annual Pentathlon event on April 26 at Coronado Beach in San Diego. It is customary with Waldorf schools for the physical education component of the curriculum to tie directly into the main lesson of the class. The fifth graders at Pasadena Waldorf School had trained all year in javelin, discus, long jump, circle wrestling and running, in conjunction with artistic studies of ancient Greece as part of their lessons in history.

Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years of experience offering inspired education. Pasadena Waldorf High School, which opened this year, joins 40 other Waldorf high schools now operating in North America. Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.

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