Students raise £22,526 for Swaziland

At the end of last term a student team ran a silent auction to raise money for Bedales Swaziland Project. Every year some Bedales students go to Swaziland to help build and improve Mbalenhle Primary School – and I am part of the group going at half term. In the past a library has been built and equipped, running water installed and the school repainted. I am now delighted to say that, because of the generous donations of many people and the kind bids of many others, we have raised £22,526. Thank you to all those who bid, donated and helped; this is an absolutely wonderful total and wouldn’t have been possible without so much support. I am thrilled as this will enable us to do lots of work with the school in Swaziland. But more can still be done – and we are doing a sponsored walk on Sunday to try and raise more funds. If you would like to support the project please go to our JustGiving page. If you have made a bid on an item and have yet to pay for and claim it then please email

By Juliette Perry, 6.1


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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