Bedales hosts Summer family event for Home-Start Butser

For the second year running Bedales hosted a special summer barbecue event for over 100 guests from Home-Start Butser, a local charity helping families with young children to cope through a difficult time in their lives.

Upon arrival at the school, the families enjoyed a swim in the School’s sports centre followed by entertainment for the children in the School’s sports study room, which became a crèche for the day. Bedales students from Blocks 3 and 4 (Year 9 and 10) and 6.1 (lower-sixth) helped with the children’s entertainment, which featured face-painting, ball games and walks to see the animals on the estate.

Nicola Winter of Home-Start Butser said, “The family BBQ was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We are very grateful to Graham Banks (Bedales Head of English) and Bedales for putting on such a lovely event for our local families.”

Bedales hosts Summer family event for Home-Start Butser

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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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