It was wonderful to see the whole Bedales community express their support for the Go Blue for Ebola initiative by wearing every conceivable shade last Wednesday. Organised by sixth formers’ Cameron Cross and Esme Allman, and OB Patrick Burrowes, the event saw students of all ages donning blue garments in support of the troubling epidemic in West Africa. On top of this, I was lucky enough to put into action a fantastic initiative by Digby Neave (6.2), in which students took part in a charity lottery. Their contribution shall go directly towards the fantastic work of MSF, the French medical charity supplying doctors working at the very heart of the humanitarian issues of the day; one lucky student will be awarded a cash prize to spend as they please. Donations are still being made through the Justgiving page from Bedalians and also other schools who have been motivated to join the cause. In all, an active week for global Bedales and more promising initiatives to come!
By Jack Merrett, 6.2
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.