The role of Blackboards

Traditional blackboards are still highly valued at Steiner Schools. Blackboards are not only a way of presenting information to students, they are beautiful pieces of classroom furniture, framed by wood and rich with colour. Each Main Lesson starts with a chalkboard drawing. For some teachers this artwork comes easily, while others spend time re-drawing and refining their work. This striving demonstrates the value of effort to the children. The end result creates a connection to the lesson that inspires children’s imagination.

Here are some time lapse videos of blackboard artworks by some of our teachers at Mumbulla School. Along with images of many more.