dunannie school News

In the light of recent development in Europe and the US, Absolutely Education reports on how we engage young people in politics.  The articles states: “The long tradition of debate and oratory in our independent schools is a very good place to start”; Keith Budge is featured discussing the approach at Bedales. In the article, Keith says: “Debate stands at the very heart of a classical education. In the classical context, the focus of education was on the subjects and skills deemed essential if one was to take an active part in civic life – for example, public debate. Any effective contribution to public life requires the exercise of rhetorical skills, and Bedales encourages both public speaking and debating,”
Posted on 16 March 2017
All three Bedales schools entered the Music for Youth competition 2017 with an exciting combination of Mozart, Jaco Pastorious, jazz and poetry by Edward Thomas.
Posted on 10 March 2017
There was a novel twist on the school day when Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie held its World Book Day event last week.
Posted on 07 March 2017
The Nursery at Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie took a trip to the Arctic Circle - figuratively speaking - when a visiting artist taught the children the art of polar bear drawing last week.
Posted on 27 February 2017
A sweet-toothed fundraiser proved a hit at Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie yesterday when Friends of Dunannie turned the annual ‘Pop-up Crêperie’ into a money raising event.
Posted on 24 February 2017
A multi-skills sports festival saw Dunhurst and Dunannie children collaborate on a number of fun activities on Thursday. Block 2s working towards their Young Sports Leaders award ran the workshop which consisted of seven activities each working on the fundamental skills of movement.
Posted on 23 February 2017
Baby Hampshire magazine has published an interview with Jo Webbern, Head of Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie. In the article, Jo describes Dunannie as “the first stage of the Bedales journey – in the Early years we start to establish those transportable skills that the children take with them, through school and beyond. It’s a happy stimulating environment with an innovative edge. It is a school where childhood is respected, and relationships between children and teachers are strong.
Posted on 22 February 2017
In a recent blog for HMC (the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference), Keith Budge explains why students getting their hands dirty outside with practical work is key part of a Bedales education. 
Posted on 13 February 2017
In a recent blog for the Independent Schools Council (ISC), Keith Budge reflects further on the challenge of an illiberal age to liberal educators, and examines the value of the ‘appreciat
Posted on 10 February 2017
On Tuesday afternoon the Dunannie Performance Platform saw some great performances from budding musicians on a variety of instruments including the trumpet and cello.
Posted on 10 February 2017