Shingling commences on the Sam Banks Pavilion

The roof of the Sam Banks Pavilion has now been raised and OBs John Russell and Gabriel Langlands spent last week laying the wooden tiles made out of Canadian Red Cedar (with a little bit of help from students and Sam’s older brother Joe). The tiles, known as ‘shingles’, are very robust, hard-wearing and an excellent material for this type of construction. When first laid, the shingles will have a red and brown hue, which will start to grey over time like the colour of the Orchard building. If you are passing, come and see the wonderful work that has already been done to this fitting memorial to Sam Banks OB (help always welcome). View photos.  View Dunhurst student’s sketches of the Sam Banks Pavilion.

Sam Banks Pavilion


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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