Bedales’s got talent

By Graham Banks, Head of Outreach

The theatre was packed at the end of the term for ‘Bedales’s Got Talent’, a fundraiser set up by the Block 4 Charities Project. 11 diverse acts from all Blocks competed, with dance, music and magic. The quality was exceptional and the smooth running of the show was guaranteed by the skilled compering of Roly Botha (Block 4). The judges, who included representatives of Enable Ability and the Elizabeth Foundation, awarded first prize to Theo Sandberg (Block 4) for his highly original and accomplished guitar playing. Before Graham Banks finished the evening with a band featuring the stunning guitar talents of Neil Hornsby and Jamie West-Oram the audience had the rare treat of a performance from former world juggling champion Freddy Sheed (6.2) who came out of retirement for the evening. Thank you to all who helped raise £1,300 for the Charities Project. View photos.




Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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