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Hamilton’s Waldorf School’s Medieval Carnival will be held at the Waldorf School Grounds at 85 Barrington Drive, Huntington, Hamilton on Sunday 31 March 2019. The gates will be thrown open at 10am.
Organisers say the carnival will be an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. It is one of Hamilton’s longest running carnivals and has proved very popular in past years, with interactive displays, stalls and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
“We are pleased about our commitment and progress towards a zero waste event,” says a school spokesperson. “We are using the Gourmet in the Gardens Silver Service Caravan to eliminate disposable plates and cutlery. The coffee cart will have no disposable cups. Our suggestion is that people bring their picnic set and sit and enjoy the live music in the shade of our school grounds.”
Included in the line-up this year will be two Medieval re-enactment groups who will demonstrate and teach, as well as a full-action archery school and the Flip n Fly circus school, who will be travelling from Auckland for the event.
The food stalls will include gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian food, pancakes, fresh lemonade, locally made ice blocks, a bake house and of course a coffee cart serving Rocket coffee.
The Waldorf school follows the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy. Its teaching methods aim to develop students’ intellectual, artistic and practical skills in a holistic manner. The Medieval Carnival is a great opportunity for visitors to get a feel for the school and are welcome to enquire about the Waldorf way of life while interacting with pupils, staff and parents from the school.
Carnival day promises to be a fun-filled, activity-packed day for the whole family. The public is welcome to attend. Dressing up for the occasion is encouraged but not compulsory.
To offset the cost of the silver service caravan there will be a gold coin entry donation at the gate.