Maasai come to Bedales

Bedales played host to a performance by Maasai warriors in mid-October and invited several local primary schools to join in. Pupils from Sheet, Buriton, Froxfield, East Meon and Herne Primary Schools joined those from Dunhurst and Dunannie to enjoy the show. Known as the Osiligi Warriors, the purpose of the troupe is to benefit their community and the families in their village of Kisamis, situated approximately 30 miles southwest of Nairobi. Funds are raised by a series of UK tours during which the troupe perform their tribal song and dance and spread the word about their culture. Following the performance, the Osiligi warriors also took part in Bedales Jaw and students were given the opportunity to find out more about the Maasai and their heritage. More information.

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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