Waldorf Education in the Berkshires for over 40 years
Media Contact: Robyn Coe
c: 413.528.4015 x.106
(Berkshires, MA) May 20, 2015—Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (GBRSS), in partnership with the Egremont Council on the Aging, announces the first annual “Go the Distance” walkathon for local elders and students starting at the school and following a one-mile course along West Plain Road. Start time is 3:30pm, Monday June 1, in front of the school at 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington, MA.
Part of a consortium of 89 towns throughout Massachusetts, walkers from Alford, Great Barrington, Sheffield and Mt. Washington will join walkers from Egremont in this inaugural event that celebrates fun, community and freedom for local elders. Similar events will take place simultaneously in communities throughout Massachusetts. All are invited to attend, and event participation is free. To register for the walkathon, participants should simply sign in prior to walking the day of the event. For more information about the walkathon, contact Bonnie Oloff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 528-5637.
Elders and students keep moving at GBRSS. Students from the school that promotes active learning will join local elders’ “Keep Moving” walking groups, which have been walking this spring in preparation for the “Go the Distance” Walking Challenge. This intergenerational event includes students, faculty, parents and grandparents. Students of all ages are invited to walk with their own grandparents or “adopt a grandparent” from among local elders for the walk.
Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School’s developmentally appropriate, experiential education for babies through 8th grade starts with a warm welcome to learning in Parent-Child classes, Pre-K and Kindergarten. On the other side of the 32-acre campus of gardens, fields and woods, the elementary school for first through eighth grade students from the Berkshires, northern Connecticut and New York’s Columbia County provides a balance of rigorous academics and the arts, preparing children for their choice of high school and college. For more information about the school, call Admissions Director Robyn Coe at 413-528-4015, ext. 106, or visit gbrss.org
To schedule an interview with GBRSS Faculty Administrator Michael Junkins or Egremont Council on Aging chairperson Bruce Bernstein, contact Robyn Coe at email@example.com, or (413) 528-4015 x.106.