Volunteering at Green Fair

About 20 student volunteers and staff helped to run the children’s tent at this year’s Green Fair. This was our third year and this time preparations started early. For weeks beforehand volunteers, led by Olivia Brett, met to make willow sculptures. We eventually had over 40 ready made for children to decorate on the day. Then, in the final week we made and painted four vertical flags to go on willow poles over four metres high. On Friday, students went to the Sustainability Centre to help get things ready. On Sunday Bedalians were doing face painting, willow sculpture and costume making with dozens of children including those of some Old Bedalians. Janet Hammerton, education officer at the Centre, said this was our best year yet, largely because of the amount of preparation and quality of the volunteers. View photos.

By Graham Banks, Head of Outreach

Volunteering at Green Fair


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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