Steephurst Christmas Fair raises funds for Swaziland

IMG_3029This year’s Steephurst Christmas Fair in aid of Swaziland funds was another resounding success. The event is organised by Flat Council and some of the students hoping to go to Swaziland in 2015. Over the weekend Steephurst kitchen was filled with wonderful smells of delicious baking. The cakes quickly disappeared as soon as the doors opened, and the nail varnish and Henna stalls were busy for the whole time. Fortune Tellers had queues out the door with people waiting to have their tea leaves read, and hot chocolate and pop corn proved popular as did the wonderful face painting. In just under an hour we managed to raise £244.06 a fantastic achievement and great fun too. In addition to this, the Candy Cane sales managed to raise £650 towards the Swaziland fund: well done to all involved.

IMG_3040  IMG_3053

By Jenni Brittain, Teacher of Drama and Housemistress


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.

Advertisements

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

*************************************************************************************************

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.