Class 12 Presentations - A Credit to all Involved!

The Way It Is
There is a thread you follow.
It goes among things that change.
But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what things you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
Or die; and you suffer and grow old.
Nothing you do can stop time unfolding.
But you don’t ever let go of the thread.

This poem by William Stafford was shared by Garry Gilfoy (class 12 parent and long time friend of Willunga Waldorf School) as he introduced the first session of class 12 presentations.

As a member of the audience over the weekend, I was struck time and again by the clarity with which our students presented their ‘project journey’.  They all spoke with amazing confidence, sharing the challenges and achievements of the year and enabling us to really engage with their passions and questions.  If the thread of a speech was lost momentarily, they took a deep breath, regained composure and continued …what a feat!

Their project topics were as diverse and individual as they themselves are, and for each student it was evident that the project process had allowed them to learn something new about themselves.  It was a privilege to have this opportunity: Thank you class 12!

Felicity Hickman
Educational Facilitator