Bedales Schools warmly invites you to the Bedales Community Festival
From 11am – 5pm on Sunday 25 September 2016
Live music, animals, arts and crafts, games, dance and sport await you. Throughout the day, there will be workshops on writing, mindfulness and lots more. Food and refreshments will be on sale all day. The Festival is an opportunity for us to share the wonderful surroundings at Bedales and our facilities with the local community, it is also an opportunity to fundraise for our charitable partners: Mencap, The Kings Arms and Home Start Butser.
Open to all - we look forward to welcoming you to Bedales.
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Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, Hampshire (UK): Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). The vision of Bedales' founder, John Badley, was to create a school which would be profoundly different from the public schools of his day. From 1893, when Bedales began, there was a determination to shape the school around what was considered best for the individual child's educational welfare and happiness. Two strands predominated: breadth ("Head, Hand and Heart") and the cultivation of the individual's intellectual and personal qualities ("Intelligence, Initiative and Individuality"). Many of Badley's early innovations are now mainstream: co-educational boarding (at Bedales since 1898); the emphasis put on the Arts, Sciences and voluntary service; the importance of pastoral care; and listening to students' views (the Bedales School Council was established in 1916). Even so, the contrast between Bedales and other schools remains strong. We believe that our informality engenders a genuine sense of partnership between teacher and student - a shared excitement about ideas and educational discovery. Educational innovation continues today with our Bedales Assessed courses. www.bedales.org.uk.