Earth Day was celebrated by the Bedales school community this week. The first Earth Day was held in April 1970 and it is an annual reminder for us to be better stewards of the earth. A number of activities took place all over the school including workshops, poetry, cycle-powered demonstrations and discussions on issues of sustainability. Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture Magazine, delivered Jaw and Catie Jarman, who works at the Bristol Skipchen, a café that makes healthy meals from donations of food that would otherwise be wasted, led a discussion about ethical consumption. Bedales was also active on social media during the day (follow @GBedales for great insights), and the Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett even sent a message of encouragement to students:
Posted on 22 April 2016
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Bedales Parents’ Association has great pleasure in inviting you to the inaugural John Badley Foundation Big Weekend on 6, 7 and 9 May. Parental engagement is a vital part of what we do and this weekend is all about fostering the fruitful partnership between School, students and parents.
Posted on 22 April 2016
As well as counting and identifying species as part of the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch, the children also made more than 200 birdfeeders for their gardens at home. Participation in the project is a good example of the school’s long-standing commitment to outdoor work as an essential part of the curriculum. Encouraging a connection with nature in this way was central to the mission of Bedales founder John Badley to educate the whole person – ‘head, hand and heart’...
Posted on 21 April 2016
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Professor Jim Al-Khalili, BBC presenter of TV and radio programmes including Radio 4’s The Life Scientific, inspired an audience of students and parents with his talk ‘Is Life Quantum Mechanical?’ at Bedales School on 19 April.
Posted on 20 April 2016
The Petersfield Shakespeare Festival is set to return this summer in time to celebrate the 400 Anniversary of the great bard, with a nod to the entire canon by bringing to the stage a Tragedy, a Comedy, a History and… The Tempest!
Posted on 20 April 2016
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The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (CWMT), which raises awareness of mental health issues, fights stigma and educates people and professionals, is holding an awareness day at Bedales School on Friday 6 May.
Posted on 20 April 2016
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With the Liberating Leaders conference in the offing – a collaborative venture between TES and Bedales – Keith Budge has offered his thoughts on successful school leadership in a TES webinar broadcast. In conversation with Andrew Maiden on 11 April, Keith explored how leaders can establish their vision, and considered questions of management style, desirable experience, and the evolution of school leadership. In order to establish their vision for a school, says Keith, leaders must listen – and keep listening...
Posted on 19 April 2016
Those who believe that the country’s approach to education has made a damaging turn towards the narrow and functional might pay attention to the work and career of Cicero, argues Bedales Deputy Head, Academic, Alistair McConville in a recent feature in the Times Educational Supplement.
Posted on 01 April 2016