Badley celebrations and Sam Banks Pavilion opening

At the end of September the school community participated in activities to celebrate our founder’s ethos, working on projects across the estate in support of the school motto, ‘Work of Each for Weal of All’. The overall theme was the appreciation of nature, with activities ranging from foraging and bush-craft to falconry and poetry inspired by the outdoors. Other activities included tapestry weaving, lantern making and mural painting. The Whole School Effort transformed the area behind Steephurst, through the planting of an orchard of cherry trees. To mark the official opening of the Sam Banks Pavilion, Louise Banks and Keith Budge mounted an engraved school cricket bat on the wall of the pavilion whilst Graham Banks declared the building officially open. Read more. View photos of Badley Celebration Weekend. View photos of the opening of the Sam Banks Pavilion.

Badley Celebration Weekend 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.

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Bedales hosts fun day for local families

For the second year running Bedales hosted a summer barbecue for Home-Start Butser, a local charity helping families with young children to cope with a wide range of difficulties. About 30 families came and started with a swim before lunch. The sport study room became a crèche for the day and children were entertained with face-painting, ball games and walks to see the animals in the afternoon. 13 volunteers from Blocks 3, 4 and 6.1 worked tirelessly with the children as well as rapidly shifting furniture to make last minute arrangements for indoor eating due to the rain. Gordon Dale and Jenni Brittain managed a brilliantly efficient barbecue, serving 100+ guests and helpers in about 15 minutes. Nicola Winter of Home-Start Butser said, “The family BBQ was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are very grateful to you and Bedales for putting on such a lovely event for our local families.” View photos.

By Graham Banks, Head of Outreach

Bedales hosts fun day for local families

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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.

Volunteering at Green Fair

About 20 student volunteers and staff helped to run the children’s tent at this year’s Green Fair. This was our third year and this time preparations started early. For weeks beforehand volunteers, led by Olivia Brett, met to make willow sculptures. We eventually had over 40 ready made for children to decorate on the day. Then, in the final week we made and painted four vertical flags to go on willow poles over four metres high. On Friday, students went to the Sustainability Centre to help get things ready. On Sunday Bedalians were doing face painting, willow sculpture and costume making with dozens of children including those of some Old Bedalians. Janet Hammerton, education officer at the Centre, said this was our best year yet, largely because of the amount of preparation and quality of the volunteers. View photos.

By Graham Banks, Head of Outreach

Volunteering at Green Fair

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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 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.