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Dear Friends,Teachers and Parents,

Greek Olympics is an eagerly awaited event for all the children of Grade 5 from Waldorf schools across the world, as a culmination of their Greek block. This ritual is followed in India too when Grade 5 children from various Waldorf Schools across the country meet at a place to celebrate this festive sports event. The dates for the Greek Olympics for academic year 2018-19 are February 1st and 2nd ( Friday and Saturday) 2019(both days included) at Sloka school Hyderabad. The opening ceremony would be on February 1st followed by the sport events. The closing ceremony and wreath presentation would be on 2nd evening.We cordially invite the parents and teachers of Grade 5 children to Sloka School, Hyderabad, to be there not only to cheer your children but also to appreciate the fact that the Olympics is one final aspect of a long process – the process of immersing the young children in the real mood of Ancient Greece where Gods, Mortals and Heroes worked together for the evolution of the Human Being.

We have seen, over the years, how much this event transforms these young ones who are now standing at an important threshold of their lives.

This annual event celebrates Human Excellence and Grace. Neither of these aspects has anything to do with competition. We request parents, teachers and the adults around to help us build this mood by being appreciative of the efforts and grace of all the children who would partake in the event. Every child is a little Heracles given the earnestness with which he or she takes on the tasks set before him or her. Together let us celebrate the beauty and seriousness of purpose that would be evident in EVERY CHILD’S effort and applaud it.

Participating children will be divided into 6 Greek cities: Athens, Crete, Ithaca, Megara, Sparta and Thebes. The events they will participate in are Discus, Javelin, Long jump, 100 meter dash and the Relay Race (between the cities)

Children from the following schools will participate:
Sloka, Prerana, Diksha, Abhaya , Tridha, Inodai Bangalore Steiner School(Bangalore)Yellow Train(Coimbatore)Swadha(Pune)Tatva school(Chennai) Indradhanu(Chennai)
and homeschool Bangalore.

We hope you’d join us in making the Olympics a Celebration of Childhood!