Badley Celebration Weekend

Badley Celebration Weekend provides an opportunity to bring students and staff together in celebration of the school’s unique spirit. This year’s activities will allow us to engage with our beautiful natural environment, using heads, hands and hearts to focus on nature. The Whole School Effort will see us donning wellies and planting cherry trees, while Tools for Self Reliance will encourage groups to put their practical skills to use for a good cause. We have invited a range of guests to the school who will share their passions and interests: Robin Harford will take students on foraging walks around the estate, while others will take a more energetic approach with Olly Hermon-Taylor’s outdoor Movement and Lifestyle workshops. Poetry walks and falconry displays, lantern making, tapestry weaving and mural painting will all form part of the weekend. Waterproofs are a must! Sixth formers will be meeting Old Bedalians who attended the school in the 1920s/30s, who are returning for a reunion on Sunday 22nd. On Saturday 21st at 4pm, Graham and Louise Banks are returning to open the Sam Banks Pavilion – parents are warmly invited – please email Mary Hancox development@bedales.org.uk if you would like to come.

J H Badley

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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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Outreach at Bedales and beyond

Outreach is an important part of life, both at Bedales and for OBs. Over the last year students have helped many charities, including Tools for Self Reliance, Stonepillow and schools in Swaziland. Watch a new Bedales Outreach film. Beyond Bedales, Poppy Wetherill (OB) who works for the British Red Cross is looking for people to sign up to either a breath taking cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia or a beautiful trek up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise vital funds for those who need it most. For more information, please email pwetherill@redcross.org.uk or visit the British Red Cross website. Olivia Yetman (OB) is also doing her bit for charity. Prior to veterinary training, Olivia is off to Okonjima in Namibia next month as part of her gap year to work with leopards, cheetahs and other Namibian wildlife at the Africat Foundation for five months. If you would like to find out more about her adventures, she is writing a blog about her visit.

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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.