Sunday, September 19, 2010

Our spring festival

Spring has now unwrapped the flowers, day is fast reviving,
Life in all her growing powers towards the light is striving:
Gone the iron touch of cold, winter time and frost time,
Seedlings, working through the mould, now make up for lost time.

Herb and plant that, winter long, slumbered at their leisure,
Now bestirring, green and strong, find in growth their pleasure;
All the world with beauty fills, gold the green enhancing,
Flowers make glee among the hills, set the meadows dancing.

Friday was our spring festival and the last day of term. The children made flower garlands for their hair, danced and sang and finally ate; it was a wonderful morning... and now only five more days until we are off on our Hawaiian holiday.

Class seven performed Medieval Sword Dance with music, vigorous leaps, claps, shouts and clashing of sticks to chase away the shadows of winter - it was a real highlight, they looked like they were having such fun!


Linda said...

What a beautiful blog post! Oh my you are going to Hawaii in 5 days! Have a wonderful vacation my friend!

mm said...

Have a lovely holiday!

Val said...

That looks Great fun! Lovely photos
It's amazing to see you head into Spring/Summer as we are expecting our first Frosts and the days are shortening fast!
Have a Great trip!

TwigandToadstool said...

I LOVE those pictures! How lucky are those children to get to participate in such a wonderful celebration?!
Have a marvelous vacation!
Thank you for sharing your boundless creativity! My friend and I are just about to start up some "homemade gifts for kids" classes...teaching moms how to sew beautiful and natural playthings for their children for are part of my inspiration for that so thank you!
xo maureen

LiveReadCreateThrive! said...

Oh, the hats and flowers are so very very lovely!!! I was only a little disoriented, as fall is just starting to set in here in Maryland, US. Enjoy your holiday...