Mya, a pupil at Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst, has been awarded a Blue Peter badge for her fundraising efforts for the charity, Canine Partners. So far, Mya has raised over £300 by holding events at school such as selling homemade cakes at the school fete as well as handing out Canine Partners flyers in her local village.
Posted on 25 November 2016
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Former South African rugby player Thinus Delport visited Bedales Prep School Dunhurst on Friday last week where he helped coach pupils as part of the school’s Aspire Sport programme.
Posted on 25 November 2016
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The Swan Surgery (Petersfield) Patient Participation Group has unveiled the redesigned atrium garden in the surgery. The new look garden was completed in collaboration with Dunhurst School in Steep, whose pupils worked hard over the summer months under the supervision of the schools head of outdoor work Ryan Walsh.
Posted on 25 November 2016
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An article in Hampshire Life explores the origins of Bedales, and Jo Webbern explains how pre-prep school Dunnanie teaches vital life skills through the fostering of creativity, individuality and contact with the natural world.
Posted on 25 November 2016
On Tuesday 22 November, Group 1 Dunhurst students performed their French play Les Rêves Bizarres de Jacques to invited friends and family.
Posted on 25 November 2016
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Children at Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie were busy fundraisers last week with two events raising money for worthy causes.
Posted on 23 November 2016
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Bedales Prep School Dunhurst had a visit from professional harpist, Olivia Jageurs on Friday last week.
Posted on 18 November 2016
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Pupils at Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst brought the Norse myths to life last week in a dynamic and compelling refashioning of the ancient stories for the stage.
Posted on 15 November 2016
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Fans of BBC Antiques Roadshow and designer jewellery were thrilled last week when experts Joanna Hardy and Shaun Leane collaborated on a lecture for Bedales students and guests. Former Bedales student, Hardy, attended the school from 1974-78 and it was in the Bedales workshop where she made her first pieces of jewellery. She is now an Independent Fine Jewellery Specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the industry beginning her career as a goldsmith before joining De Beers as a rough diamond valuer, then as a polished diamond dealer in Antwerp, a stint at Phillips, the auctioneers in London, and onto Sotheby’s in Bond Street as the senior jewellery specialist and auctioneer...
Posted on 15 November 2016
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In an article for the TES Focus on Independent Schools, Keith Budge considers the case for school uniforms and concludes that they are not right for a school such as Bedales, which encourages individuality and self-expression. Various arguments are made of behalf of uniforms – their wearing is bound up with discipline and respect for authority, they provide a shared identity and soften differences, and they are part of preparing young people for adult life. Conversely, a school policy to not have a uniform is often confused with a kind of neglectful progressivism. The late Sir Chris Woodhead, former Chief Inspector of Schools, commented in the Sunday Times in 2013...
Posted on 14 November 2016

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