John Badley Foundation Big Weekend

Posted on 22nd April 2016

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.  

Festivities begin on Friday 6 May with the return of the Three Schools’ Quiz Night hosted by Friends of Bedales.  Meet at 6.30pm in the Quad for pre-quiz drinks before moving to the Dining Hall for dinner and the quiz. This will be a great opportunity for a lively social occasion with other parents, teachers​ and OBs​, and an occasion to hear some of your children perform in the live music round! Tickets are £25pp (+ booking fee) and includes the Catering Department's fabulous curry supper. Book here.

On Saturday 7 May Bedales Dog Show & Fête will be hosted by Friends of Dunhurst.  Bring the whole family and your dog and join us from 2pm for our very Bedalian search for 2016​'s​ 'Badley Behaved Dogs'.  The now legendary Fodders Bar, will be selling drinks and there will be a BBQ and music. Free entry for humans; dogs: £5 (to be paid on the day). Book here.  

The Big Weekend concludes on Monday 9 May when Kirstie Allsopp, OB, will be hosting a celebration of women in industry at 12pm in Bedales’ brand new Art & Design building. The ladies only lunch will be a unique chance to see inside before the official opening ceremony on Parents’ Day, 25 June. Book here.

The BPA Fundraising Committee was formed in 2016 and the focus for fundraising activities this year will be in support of the John Badley Foundation. All funds raised from the events will go towards JBF which offers full bursaries, giving more young people a chance to benefit from the transformational opportunity a Bedales education can provide.

So please save the dates, book a B&B if necessary and get ready to go Bedalian!