SIEGFRIED W. RUDEL was born in 1928 in the rural setting of Silesia, now in Poland. After the turbulence of the war, he finished his schooling at a Waldorf school. He then trained in special education, first in Scotland and then Switzerland. A group of four students returned to England in 1951 to found a Home-School for "maladjusted" children. Siegfried has stayed the course throughout the Peredur Trust's 60 adventurous years. He is now the charity's president.