Outdoor Work Christmas produce

It is that time of year when thoughts start turning to Christmas. We are delighted that Outdoor Work is once again offering a festive feast for sale including: chutneys; curds; jams; mincemeat; honey; Christmas puddings; game; poultry and turkeys. Christmas trees and gifts including scarves, cushions and blanket/throws spun from the wool of Bedales Jacob’s sheep are for sale along with Christmas cards featuring the Bedales estate. Please support this wonderful cottage industry. It is advisable to place your order promptly to avoid disappointment. View the Christmas catalogue and order form. Please post or email the completed order form to outdoorwork@bedales.org.uk by Friday 22 November.

Sotherington Barn

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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 hosts Chernobyl children

In the Summer term, Bedales hosted 10 children from deprived areas in Belarus for four days of action-packed fun as part of a four week visit to the UK with the aim of them returning home refreshed, healthier, happier and more hopeful for the future.

The children, aged 9 – 11 years, who had not been taught English, stayed with host families in Petersfield (including Bedales Head of Classics, Alex Walker), as part of an annual initiative by the charity Chernobyl Children’s Life Line.

While at Bedales the visiting children took part in Outdoor Work, making scones and watching sheep spraying and herding, making a cup and ball in Design, painting banners and making papier-mâché penguins in Art, as well as enjoying swimming, tennis, games, making juggling balls and learning to juggle.

The Chernobyl Children’s Life Line charity supports children whose ill health is directly linked to the Chernobyl nuclear explosion of 1986; Belarus received over 70% of the radio-active fallout which has led to health problems including thyroid and bone cancer and leukaemia in babies and children.

Bedales hosts children from Belarus

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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.

Outdoor Work offers Christmas produce and native trees

It is that time of year when thoughts turn to Christmas. We are delighted that Outdoor Work is once again offering a festive feast for sale including: chutneys; curds; jams; mincemeat; Christmas puddings; game; poultry and turkeys. Christmas trees and gifts including scarves and throws spun from the wool of Bedales Jacob’s sheep are for sale along with Christmas cards featuring the Bedales estate. Native trees and hedgerow plants for spring planting can also be purchased. Please support this wonderful cottage industry. It is advisable to place your order promptly to avoid disappointment. View the Christmas catalogue and order form, and the trees and hedgerow catalogue and order form. Post or email to outdoorwork@bedales.org.uk by Friday 23 November.

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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.

Students help construct new Sports Pavilion

The Autumn term has marked the start of construction of a new sports pavilion at Bedales School dedicated to the memory of former student Sam Banks, who died at the age of 20 whilst travelling in India. In Outdoor Work, large oak beams are being shaped to form the pavilion’s framework by Old Bedalians Gabriel Langlands, John Russell and Henry Russell. Students have been helping chisel the green English Oak into the many elements of the framework using a traditional English timber framing method. The next phase of the project will be to transport the timber frame to its permanent home, where the foundations are being made ready for the erection of the framework. 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.