Michaelmas is a time for remembering summer and getting ready for the shorter days of autumn and the cold days of winter. Michaelmas calls upon us to strengthen our resolve to replace the loving warmth that summer once provided.
Michaelmas at Azalea Mountain School is a fun time with a picnic, an obstacle course to hone our resolve, presentations by the grades: this truly hones the resolve, memory, and presence of mind of the children who must step forth and offer their best to the rest of the community.
We hope you enjoy our memories of this fine day.
The Procession Begins
The Obstacle Course
While fun, our obstacle course was just challenging enough that our hearty adventurers had to stay focused, and occasionally, move through a slightly scary moment.
Class Presentations and Crafts
Even through the children have rehearsed the presentations many times, it is always unnerving to have to get up and present them in public. You have one chance to get it right, and that takes courage and presence of mind.
Crafts – they are all fun – but matter is challenging stuff to shape according to what you imagine: the children have to call on their will and persistence to complete the project.