News stories from our college and cohousing community
Coronavirus further update: 27th March 2020
The Mount, as a college that supports students with EHCPs, will remain open. We have reviewed each student individually, in consultation with their parents, to decide whether it would be safer for them to remain at the Mount or return home. The majority of our students have returned home as they can be cared for safely in their own homes during this time however we have approximately a quarter of students remaining.
Our cohousing community remains open to all cohousers. We are effectively in semi lockdown in order to reduce the risk of the virus reaching The Mount. Wherever possible non-residential co-workers are being asked to work from home. Only essential visitors are being allowed on site. The main office telephone is not being answered, messages are checked daily but the best form of contact is via email.
We are obviously in a constantly changing situation and are reviewing matters daily.
We wish everyone well during these concerning times.
Greg Tricker Workshop - 8th and 9th February 2020
At the weekend, we were delighted to welcome the internationally acclaimed artist Greg Tricker to The Mount Camphill Community for a unique painting workshop to mark the start of our 50th Anniversary celebrations and to celebrate 80 years of the Camphill movement.
Students, cohousers and co-workers participated in the painting workshop which explored the theme “The Refugee, a messenger from afar”, linking us to an exciting collaboration with the Karl Koenig Institute, Greg Tricker, Art in Community and the Insiders/Outsiders Festival.
This marks the first of a series of events which will honour Karl Koenig and the group of Camphill refugees whose legacy sought to bring the gifts of Anthroposophy out into the wider world through social art.
The painting workshop was accompanied by an Eurythmy workshop, led by Chrystal Hayn, which focused on poems about Anne Frank’s life and the qualities of light and dark, working through in movement the descriptions and approach that Greg Tricker indicated in his talk and with his pictures.
The weekend was a huge success and we very much hope to work with Greg again soon.
Our New Arrivals
During the summer we welcomed two new community members to The Mount in the form of Giles and Winston from The Donkey Sanctuary. They have settled in very well and are being looked after mainly by our co-housing team but also with help from our students. It is lovely to see them on their daily walks around the grounds - they bring a smile to all our faces
Published 17 September 2019
Work Experience Week 2019
This year's Work Experience Week took place during the week before half-term. All students went off timetable for the week and undertook a variety of internal and external work experience placements to develop their work skills.
A massive thank you to the following organisations for providing placements: Wadhurst Manor Care Home, Wadhurst Dramatic Club, Grays Cafe, Sticky Fingers Day Nursery, Jolly Tots Day Nursery, Plantbase, Orchard Eggs, Scotney Castle, Nutley Hall and Wilderness Wood.
Many of these organisations kindly provide regular work placements for our students throughout the year. If you are a local business or organisation that might be able to do the same please get in touch by emailing email@example.com
Published 5 June 2019