The 5th Grade Pentathlon, is a rite of passage for nearly every Waldorf child across America. Throughout the 5th grade Waldorf students study ancient civilizations, in particular Greece during its golden age. The Pentathlon is the culmination of these studies where strength, commitment and good sportsmanship intertwine with academic lessons about Greek history.
Last week our school hosted 9 schools from around the SE. Folks came as far as New Orleans, Miami and Louisville. All together there were 108 athletes who comprised the 4 City/States of Ancient Greece... Spartans, in red; Athenians, in yellow; Thebians in Green and Corinthians in Blue.
What an amazing experience for these kids! What an amazing experience for their parents too!