Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools

Postal Address
Murtle House
AB15 9EP

Electronic Mail
01224 867935
Year started
Number of over 18s
Ideological focus
Legal structure
registered charity
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

The Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools, which are situated on three estates in Royal Deeside, provide curative education for children with special needs ranging in age from 3 to 19 years. A total of 150 co-workers live together with 80 pupils in 11 residential units: co-workers/volunteers share the work that has to be done – teaching, caring, household tasks, gardening, etc. In the traditional Camphill household the child is part of a ‘house community’ which approximates closely to a family environment where there is continuity, consistency of treatment, organisational stability and a sense of personal security. From the foundation of the first Camphill community by Dr Karl König, it has been recognised that all children have strengths and weaknesses and that it is the responsibility of those working in Camphill settings to develop the assets that each child possesses. To that end, an holistic approach is taken to the individual’s physical, psychological,social and spiritual needs. At a time when there is general disquiet at the spiritual bleakness of living in a society preoccupied with short-term and materialistic concerns, Camphill communities make no apology for their celebration of Christian festivals, their dedication to Christian values and translating those values into action.

community shares income to some extent
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community does not use solar energy
community buildings insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community does not have tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is not involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

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