Bedales flock produces 38 lambs

At the start of the Summer term, Bedales’ 19 Jacob’s ewes gave birth to 38 lambs – 22 boys and 16 girls. Students from all Blocks, particularly George Veys and Molly Rogerson (both 6.1), have been getting up early to help Peter Coates with the new born lambs by letting them out in to the field, feeding them and cleaning out the pens, giving the students a great taste of farm life. When these lambs are older some will be sold as ‘lawnmowers’, some will be sold as pedigree sheep to other flocks, and some will be kept to replenish our flock. In a few weeks the sheep will be shorn and the wool spun and woven to make scarves. Visit the Outdoor Work area on Parents’ Day for a chance to see the ewes and lambs, and wool being spun. There will also be the opportunity to buy a scarf made from wool from the Bedales’ flock. View photos.

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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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