Gypsy Caravan up for auction at Summer Party

Meet up with friends and make new ones over a rum punch on the lawn, delicious food and wine, outstanding student music and the opportunity to bid for unique prizes in the auctions at the BPA Summer Party on Friday 27 June, 7.15pm-11pm. Lots include the wonderfully individual Bedales gypsy caravan which we are prepared to let go to a good home having been restored by numerous students as an Outdoor Work project, holiday homes in Barbados and Norfolk, and a Bedales Jacob sheep – dead or alive. To book tickets, at £85 per person, please visit the website or email fundraising@bedales.org.uk. Reserved tables of 10 are available as well as free seating. All funds raised will go towards the new Art and Design Centre.

Gypsy Caravan

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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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Stellar cast comes to Bedales

A stellar cast comes to Bedales on 12 July to weave together an evening of drama, music and laughter. Raising money for the Syrian Appeal of Save The Children and for Hostage UK, the organising committee includes several Old Bedalians with a strong interest in these charities. The evening event will star Clive Anderson, Hugh Dennis, Rupert Penry-Jones, Dervla Kirwan, Alex Thomson, Anthony Loyd  – if he is able after his recent escape from Syria, Johnny Flynn OB and Gareth Owen OBE, Emergencies Director of Save the Children. Tickets cost £85. A sit down supper after the theatre is included during which there will be a live auction. For more information and to book tickets, please visit www.makinglight.org.uk.

Making Light 2014

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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.

Invitation for all parents to the BPA Summer Party

The Bedales, Dunhurst and Dunannie Summer Party to be held on Friday 27 June, 7.15pm – 11pm, in the Summer Marquee behind Steephurst will be an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Tickets are £85 per person and all funds raised will go towards the new Art and Design Centre. A live auction will be held by Jonathan Pratt of Bellmans Auctioneers and star of BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip. A Silent Auction will also run with opportunities to bid at Dunannie and Dunhurst Sports’ Day and Bedales Parents’ Day. Donations of prizes (such as holiday homes, shooting days, tickets to sporting events/concerts/plays, creative or professional skills) would be gratefully received. If you can help, please contact: Jane Bailey, Chair of the BPA, janebailey1964@gmail.com, 01730 233086 or Kate Voorhees, Block 5 Rep,chufster@aol.com, 01730 269046. Reserved tables of 10 are available as well as free seating. To book tickets, which can be added to your child’s bill, please click here or e-mail fundraising@bedales.org.uk.

Invitation for all parents to the BPA Summer Party

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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 Prep raises over £3,000 for charity

Pupils and staff from Bedales Prep school Dunhurst were delighted to have raised over £3,000 at their annual charity event ‘Helping Other People In Trouble’ (HOPiT) Fair.

HOPiT is a child run scheme at Dunhurst where the pupils decide on which charities the school should support and then they arrange a number of events throughout the year to raise money for them, including the annual HOPiT Fair.

The children planned and prepared their own stalls, selling a range of goodies from cakes and sweets to crafts, jewellery and makeovers for parents and friends.

Jane Grubb, Head of Dunhurst, commented “It was lovely to see the pride on the children’s faces as they heard how much they had managed to raise by their combined efforts. Our HOPiT Fair is a wonderful opportunity for pupils to develop skills in team-work, project management and leadership in achieving great things for causes they really care about.”

Bedales Prep raises over £3000 for charity

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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.

Running Grim8 for charity

Congratulations go to Joey Zhou (6.1) and teachers Ruth Tarrant, Sonia Cartwright and Greg Clarke who survived steep hills, waist-high puddles and thigh-high mud last Sunday in the Grim 8 race in Aldershot. Ruth was running in aid of One Big Step for Daniel.

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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.

Movember moustaches

Last month saw the return of Movember, which is responsible for the appearance of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the world. The aim is to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. The Bedales team comprised 10 students and staff who between them look set to raise over £400. View photos of some of the participants half way through the month. Thank you all for your support and generous donations, it really is appreciated. If you’d like to donate via cheque please make it payable to Movember and pass to Alex McNaughton.

By Alex McNaughton, Teacher of Design

Chris Bott

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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.

Christmas Fair raises £240

Last Monday the Steephurst girls raised £240 for charity at their annual Christmas Fair which included running stalls, cake baking, henna and nail varnish, guess the sweets in the jar, fortune telling, jewellery, face painting, and the famous kissing booth. View photos.

Steephurst Christmas Fair 2013

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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.