Layla Leiman

Layla Leiman

Communications Manager


I attended Roseway Waldorf School from Class 9 to 13, and was part of the thirdclass to matriculate from the school in 2004. It was pioneer days and there was much uncertainty about the future of the school, but this, in some ways, brought us closer together and inspired us more. The feeling was that of being part of the little school that could.

Although I was only at Roseway for high school, I spent my entire schooling in Waldorf schools. Then, as now, I consider this one of the most precious gifts I have received. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn in an environment where creativity, curiosity and self-expression are nurtured and encouraged, and to have had sucha rich and varied education. Sharing this unique experience with classmates formed deep bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime.

After matriculating I studied journalism and English literature at Rhodes University, graduating with a BA Honours in English Literature. Writing has been at the core of my career, which has spanned advertising, journalism andthe arts. I think my Waldorf education played a role in kindling a love of art and creativity, and approaching lifethrough this prism. For the past five years I’ve worked as communicationsmanager for the local office of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, which supports artistic exchange and collaboration projects.

“An environment where creativity, curiosity and self-expression are nurtured and encouraged“.