Digging deep for Swazi schools

Sixth form students and teachers spent half term helping two schools in Swaziland as part of an ongoing philanthropic initiative. The group helped to get water flowing to New Thulwane School, the second Swaziland school adopted by Bedales, by digging 250 metres of trenches, installing water pipes and concreting the foundations for the water tower. Mbalenhle School, which Bedales has been supporting since 2007, was also visited by the students who helped to paint classroom exteriors, as well as painting a giant world map mural at each of the schools. Students also took part in teaching Maths, English, Geography and Social Studies to pupils. The Swaziland visit was the culmination of a year-long fundraising initiative organised by the students raising a total of £19,000 through various events. Read more. View photos.

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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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Huge thank you from BPA

By Catherine Bryan, Chair of the Bedales Parents’ Association

We were delighted to see so many people at the Bedales 3 schools’ Summer Fundraiser which raised an overall total of £42,000 for the Sam Banks Pavilion and Sam Banks Memorial Fund. The combination of great entertainment by Bedales students, some very moving personal recollections of Sam, and a clear desire from guests to have fun and throw their support behind the event produced a special atmosphere and an amazing result from the live auction – fierce bidding throughout culminated in a total of £24,700. Thank you to all involved for their support, help and generous donations. We look forward to celebrating the completion of the Sam Banks Pavilion (building work starts over the holiday) next year and hearing about the students who have benefited from bursaries provided by the Sam Banks Memorial Fund. Read more. View photos.

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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.

Art teacher’s display in Haslemere gallery

Frances Vigars of Bedales Art department is showing a couple of pieces of her work at Haslemeres newest gallery, Ardquin Fine Art, Junction Place in Weyhill. In her landscapes she likes working with colour and texture in paint and other materials and “playing” with the conflicting planes these create. The exhibition also includes work by several local artists and ranges from oil painting to watercolour to prints. Do pop in if you’re passing. The exhibition is on until 28 July 2012. View worksRead more.

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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.

Start the bidding for Bedales auction lots

As part of the Three Schools’ Summer Party, taking place on 29 June, there will be a silent auction and a live auction run by Jonathan Pratt, TV auctioneer and MD of Bellmans. Generously donated by members of our school community and local businesses, live auction lots range from a tour of Rolls-Royce and tickets to the Goodwood Revival Meeting, to a week’s work experience with Vintage TV and a two week stay at a beautiful family villa in Barbados. Silent auction lots include a week’s stay in a house in Romania, tickets to the Farnborough Airshow, signed Valentine Warner cookbooks, a pair of tickets for Tom Jones, a week at a farmhouse in France, tea for two at Amberley Castle, lithographs by Frank Worth, a Veedon Fleece rug and tickets to the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival amongst many others. Bids can be made for the silent auction from now until 12 noon on 29 June by emailing tim@yetman.org. View auction catalogues. Funds are being raised for the Sam Banks Memorial Pavilion and Fund. View more information. Book tickets.

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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.

Bedales leads in Jubilee celebrations

Congratulations and thanks to Bedales students, parents and staff who made a leading contribution to last week’s Jubilee extravaganza in Petersfield, taking part in a lantern procession along the banks of Heath Pond. The evening concluded with Petersfield’s official Jubilee Beacon, a blazing tribute to the Queen, shimmering on the water. The beacon crown was made of wrought iron in the forge by Bedales students and was accompanied by a representation of the Queen’s coat of arms in the form of a large lantern made of willow and paper. In attendance at the lantern festival were two giant lantern puppets, representing the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, which were also built by Bedales students. Watch a video of Petersfield’s blazing tribute to the Queen. View photos.

 

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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.

Bedales flock produces 38 lambs

At the start of the Summer term, Bedales’ 19 Jacob’s ewes gave birth to 38 lambs – 22 boys and 16 girls. Students from all Blocks, particularly George Veys and Molly Rogerson (both 6.1), have been getting up early to help Peter Coates with the new born lambs by letting them out in to the field, feeding them and cleaning out the pens, giving the students a great taste of farm life. When these lambs are older some will be sold as ‘lawnmowers’, some will be sold as pedigree sheep to other flocks, and some will be kept to replenish our flock. In a few weeks the sheep will be shorn and the wool spun and woven to make scarves. Visit the Outdoor Work area on Parents’ Day for a chance to see the ewes and lambs, and wool being spun. There will also be the opportunity to buy a scarf made from wool from the Bedales’ flock. View photos.

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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.

Block 5 student’s prestigious leadership award

Many congratulations to Olivia Brett (Block 5) who has received a prestigious School Leadership Award by national educational trust the Rank Foundation, which aims to ‘nurture leaders for the benefit of society’.

Rank scholars attend a leadership day each year and undertake two community action placements with youth projects. On the theme of outreach, the school has recently made two further Badley scholarship awards for students to join Dunhurst Block 1 and Bedales 6.1 in September 2012. Thank you to all those who have supported the John Badley Foundation and made these awards possible. Read more.

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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.