Block 5s raise £3,000 for four charities

Last January Block 4 undertook to raise £3,000 to be divided between four local charities. It took them a year to do it – and they are now Block 5 – but, after running a talent show, selling advertising space in a brochure about the project, washing cars, selling ice cream and finally Alex Yetman’s fashion show, the money was raised. In the closing weeks of last term representatives of the four charities, Canine Partners, Enable Ability, The Elizabeth Foundation and The Sussex Snowdrop Trust attended Block 5 assemblies to receive their cheques for £750 each. The charities were all hugely impressed that one year group had achieved so much for them and their representatives spoke movingly about how this effort would make a real difference to local people facing challenging circumstances. View photos.

By Graham Banks, Head of Outreach

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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.

Sussex Snowdrop Trust collects funds from Block 4s

Block 4 students Molly Elliott and Natasha Blackley were pleased to present Diana Levantine, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust with a cheque for £750 when she visited Bedales this week. The money was raised by the students’ own fundraising initiatives including the fashion show held in the Memorial Library. The Sussex Snowdrop Trust was one of four charities in the Block 4/5 student fundraising project, which was inspired by the students’ previous involvement in the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative. Diana said, “This is a very special donation as it represents the compassion shown by young people towards the children we aim to help. It was lovely to see Bedales and meet the students and I thank them so much for their support.”

Sussex Snowdrop Trust collects funds from Block 4s

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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.

Student charity fashion show

Alex Yetman (Block 5) organised a fantastic student led fashion show held in the Memorial Library last week. The central tables were removed and the student models walked the catwalk wearing garments selected from A level and BAC Fashion and Textiles projects, and Bedales Wardrobe. The money raised that evening (£435) went towards the Block 4/5 charity fundraising project, which has raised £3,000 for four local charities: The Elizabeth Foundation; Canine Partners; Sussex Snowdrop Trust and Enable Ability. Carolyn Asome, Deputy Fashion Editor at The Times gave a brief talk about ‘getting started in the world of fashion’. There was a great turnout and the atmosphere in the library was incredible. Read more. View photos.

By Bela Swiderska, 6.2

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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.