PUPILS’ academic achievements will be on show for all to see next week as an artistic school opens its doors to show off its talent.

Brighton Waldorf School will host its first interactive showcase of pupil performance for two days next week, complete with poems, songs and plays.

Children will even take part in eurythmy, a therapeutic performance art.

School director Damian Mooncie said it would allow visitors to see pupils’ “intellectual and creative stimulation” at the school.

“This will be our first full school showcase,” he said.

“It will be a mix of original pupil performances of poems, songs, drama and eurythmy, plus curriculum exhibitions alongside bookable ‘live’ classroom tours.

“We believe the event will be the perfect way for the school, its teachers and pupils, to share their Waldorf education experiences. “It will give visitors an opportunity to see, first-hand, the flow of intellectual and creative stimulation and enrichment within our school and curriculum.”

The event will take place on January 23 and 24 between 1pm and 4pm.

Pupils will organise guided tours of the school’s ground and facilities.

Meanwhile others will hold art exhibitions in classrooms, showing off their workbooks and giving visitors the chance to sit in on classroom activities.

Yaer 9 pupils will put on a performance of The Crucible, a play about the Salem witch trials, on January 23.

Then the next day students will perform A Christmas


School director Mr Mooncie will give a talk on the school’s unique style of education followed by a question and answer session for visitors.

He said: “Through the showcase, we hope visitors, prospective parents and pupils see how happy, enthusiastic and animated our pupils are at sharing their school experiences and educational journeys and at showing their school and talents at their absolute best.”

Brighton Waldorf School, in Roedean Road, is part of an international network of more than 1,150 independent schools based on philosopher Rudolf Steiner’s teachings.

Unlike conventional schools, Waldorf schools focus less on exams and more on everyday classroom assessments.

A spokeswoman for the school said: “The school’s rich and inspirational curriculum meets the needs of each individual child, integrating an academic, artistic and practical learning culture which balances our pupils’ physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs.

“The Brighton Waldorf Teachers are dedicated to creating a genuine love of learning within each pupil.

“They work in partnership with parents to foster the whole development of the child and consciously cultivate qualities such as trust, compassion and an inner moral sense.

“The school guides children towards self-knowledge, teaching them clarity of thought and a strength of purpose.”