YPI winners celebrate at London event

Block 4 Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) winners; Josie Parker, Becky Grubb, Amy Lock and Archie Graves, travelled to The Troxy in London for a very swish winners’ event recently, along with Bea Jervis. The group competed this year for their charity Chestnut Tree House and won £3,000 for them by presenting the best case. Although Bea wasn’t part of the team she has swum 10 miles this term to raise money for her charity, Fitzroy Support, and so far she has raised over £500. The venue was set out in the style of The Oscars and during the day the students sat around grand tables, had lunch and had the chance to listen to inspiring speakers, network with other philanthropists and be entertained. The group was also joined by a representative of Chestnut Tree House.

By Jenni Brittain, Housemistress

YPI winners attend London celebration

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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 4s win £3,000 for Chestnut Tree House

This year Block 4 took part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). In this competition, Block 4 split into groups and chose different grass root charities from the local area. The groups then had to meet the charities and make a presentation to their individual classes. From these presentations, teachers chose six groups, on their presentations and efforts only, to take part in the YPI final to win £3,000 for their respective charities. All the presentations had a lot of effort put into them, but in the end, the charity that won was Chestnut Tree House with the group Amy Lock, Becky Grubb, Archie Graves and Josie Parker. Even though there was only one winner, all the groups did very well and even those who didn’t make it to the final formed strong bonds with the charities they looked at.

By Tilly Driscoll-Smith, Block 4

Block 4s win £3,000 for Chestnut Tree House

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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.

Come and hear Block 4 students pitch for charities

Thursday 29 November see’s the return of the Block 4 Youth and Philanthropy Initiative final. At 7.15pm in The Quad seven teams of finalists will be presenting their case for the charity that they have chosen to represent to win the £3,000 prize money.  The finalist charities are; The Elizabeth Foundation, Chestnut Tree House, The Rosemary Foundation, Dreams Come True, The Rainbow Centre, The Kings Arms and Over the Wall.  The finalists are working hard to perfect their presentations, and would appreciate your support on the night.  If you would like to attend, the event is not ticketed but an indication of numbers would be appreciated.  Please email Wendy Hudson on whudson@bedales.org.uk. Refreshments will be provided, and we will be finished by 9pm.

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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.