Partnership in Bolzano

Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg observes a student art project to recreate a Tibetan mandala

Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg observes a student art project to recreate a Tibetan mandala

Warnborough College President, Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg, and Vice-President, Dr Julian Ng, visited Bolzano in South Tyrolean Italy to cement a relationship with Waldorf Oberstufe Bozen (WOB). The visit was at the behest of WC Visiting Professor Urs Hauenstein, who made the introductions.

WOB is a college providing both primary and secondary level education to students, who will now have the option of studying at Warnborough College and its partner institutions. A foundation programme incorporating critical thinking and learning skills, together with an emphasis on linguistic ability and practical experience (through a work internship) will be offered and eventually married into WOB’s own curriculum from Year 11 onward.

Through this partnership in Bolzano, WC will have a new base in Italy.  Look out for special programmes offered in the beautiful and historic city of Bolzano in the coming months.

Prof Urs Hauenstein, Markus Feichter, Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg and Dr Julian Ng pose with the Deputy Mayor of Bolzano

Visiting Prof Urs Hauenstein, Bolzano Deputy Mayor Klaus Ladinser, WOB Principal Markus Feichter, Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg and Dr Julian Ng

Dr Tempest-Mogg said “The students at WOB are some of the brightest I’ve seen – they are all fluent in three languages, and have enhanced artistic skills.”

While there, the Warnborough delegates were treated to a WOB art exhibition at the City Hall, and a performance of the musical “Sister Act” by the Year 11 students, led by American expat teacher, Jennifer Roof.

The WOB art exhibition at the Bolzano City Hall

The WOB art exhibition at the Bolzano City Hall

WOB Principal Mr Markus Feichter was pleased with the relationship as the collaboration with WC opens more opportunities for his students and his school to engage with the wider world. “I look forward to welcoming Warnborough students from around the world to this beautiful part of Italy”, he said.

We look forward to a fruitful partnership with WOB and to expecting great things from our new WOB-WC students.

WOB classes are highly interactive, with students taking a hands-on role in their own learning.

WOB classes are highly interactive, with students taking a hands-on role in their own learning.