Sixth Formers help schools in Swaziland

For the sixth year running, Bedales students travelled to Swaziland over half term to help various projects in schools and orphanages. In the months prior to the visit, the students worked hard to raise money to fund the work, raising £32,000. The 20 sixth formers and four teachers began the week’s visit at Mbalenhle School, which has come a long way since Bedales first helped to install running water in 2007. This year the students helped with the development of four new staff quarters and a new Home Economics classroom. The students then went on to help install water at two schools in the rural central north of the country. The money they raised was spent on drilling and commissioning a 150m bore hole, buying pipes, a 10,000 litre tank, paint and much other equipment and resources needed for the project work. Read more. View photos: Album 1 and Album 2.

Sixth Formers help schools in Swaziland


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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