A Good School

By , November 17, 2014 12:09 pm
A Good School

A Good School – A History of Michael Hall, by Joy Mansfield (Masters, Sheen & Cockerham editors). Hardback. ISBN: 978-0-9567653-4-5. Published by Blue Filter

What is it that makes a school good? Some might say it is the facilities and others might suggest the location. Some would insist it is the teachers, while still others would point to the pupils and their parents. The truth is that a good school is all of these things and more.

Marking the 90th anniversary of Michael Hall’s founding, this book pulls together memories, correspondence, articles and photographs which together chart the history of the first English speaking Steiner Waldorf school.

Michael Hall now rests in the Sussex countryside, but it was born into 1920s South London, and arrived in Forest Row via Somerset where it was evacuated during the Second World War.

A good school is greater than the sum of its parts. This history celebrates all those elements which have come together to make a place which has nurtured children for nine decades, and looks forward to those lives it has still to touch.

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A Good School – A History of Michael Hall by Joy Mansfield (Brien Masters, Stephen Sheen & Michael Cockerham editors), Blue Filter Publishing, 55 colour and 95 black & white photographs & illustrations, 128pp, hardback, 300x300mm, £20.00, ISBN 978-0-9567653-4-5.

One Response to “A Good School”

  1. Thank you for the information, Michael. I am asking my daughter, Serena Evans, who still lives in Sussex, and now works as an architect there, to get the book for me and bring it when she travels to visit me is the USA in the summer. Both she and her sisters and.father attended Michael Hall School, the latter beginning in Minehead and then moving to Forest Row, Sussex. I knew Stephen Sheen (he was class teacher to another of my daughters) and Brien Masters.
    Betsy

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