In January 2016 Bedales parents gathered for a presentation by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg – adolescent psychologist of 30 years standing, Honorary Psychologist to the Australian Boarding Schools Association, agony uncle to Girlfriend magazine and Old Dunhurstian. Dr Carr-Gregg shared research insights into the mental health of young people in both the UK and Australia, discussed strategies that young people might employ to ensure good mental health, and encouraged parents to intervene early if they felt something was wrong. Continue reading for a summary of Dr Carr-Gregg’s presentation and to access slides from the talks.
Building Resilient and Happy Young People - Summary of talk by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg at Bedales School on 22 January 2016
Posted on 05 February 2016
Jo Webbern, Head of Bedales Pre-prep School Dunannie, is the subject of a profile in Baby Hampshire magazine (Meet the Head, July/Aug 2015, with thanks to Baby Hampshire for permission to publish). Jo Webbern joined in the summer term of 2010, having known the school for many years and harboured the idea of one day becoming head. On taking up her post she was struck by the transparency, creativity and mutual respect that characterised life at Dunannie. She explains that the founder of Bedales, JH Badley, believed that children should be educated through ‘Head, Hand and Heart’. Accordingly, from an early age children are encouraged to develop inquisitive and enquiring minds, in an environment that fosters their imagination and creative abilities. She says: “We want pupils to acquire transferable skills for the future, and for them to learn through doing in an enriching and challenging curriculum.”
Posted on 15 October 2015
Students from Bedales School, Hampshire, are inviting other schools in the UK to join them in going Blue for Ebola to raise money to combat the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed an estimated 5,000 lives in West Africa.
Posted on 14 November 2014
100 years to the day that he completed his first poem, celebrated war poet and Steep resident Edward Thomas is to be commemorated.
Posted on 24 October 2014