Marking the end of Camphill’s 80th birthday celebrationsType: News
Topic: 80 years | Camphill | Social pedagogy
Published on: 27th May 2021
It barely seems credible that almost a year ago we were looking forward to an exciting year of celebrations across the world as Camphill marked its 80th anniversary. Sadly, whilst Covid-19 led to most of our large, in-person events being cancelled, Camphill, ever resilient, still found ways to acknowledge and to celebrate this impressive 80 year milestone through small scale community based parties, story telling and quite a lot of cake.
With the support of our creative and adaptable members we still managed to make a film to both launch the 80th year of celebrations, as well as to consider Camphill in Scotland’s journey as an intentional community and provider of distinctive social care.
What makes Camphill distinctive?
Camphill’s approach to working with people with a learning disability, or other support needs, has always been underpinned by treating everyone equally, and with dignity and respect. These are timeless qualities which have sustained Camphill in Scotland through 80 years of living together, working together and growing together.
Emma Walker, Director of Camphill Scotland said:
The past year has been a time for reflection for many reasons. The 80th anniversary year would have always inspired a period of reflection as we consider what makes Camphill unique. Covid has reinforced how important community is, and how Camphill’s approach can enrich the lives of people who rely on social care.I’m looking forward to sharing Camphill Scotland’s film ‘Camphill Scotland – Still Thriving at 80’ and being part of a wider conversation on how we can continue to create high quality social care and support.
To explore what this means in Camphill in Scotland today, we are delighted to be taking part in a Social Pedagogy Professional Associate (SPPA) event on Friday, where will we show our film ‘Camphill – Still Thriving at 80’.