Impassioned views on food

The week before last saw the culmination of a large amount of work undertaken by a group of sixth form students looking into the food we all eat here at Bedales. The culmination was a whole school symposium on our food, where it should come from, and ethically what food we should all eat. This saw some impassioned views from many angles, which left a lot for the school to think about as students went off to discuss their views in smaller groups. I come as someone who has chosen agriculture as a career with the view that we must remember the importance of our farmers in providing our food and the fact we should celebrate the high standards of quality, welfare and amount of work that goes into our food in this country. No doubt in the weeks to come we will see many interesting and diverse views as we formulate our final food plan.

By Archie Howes, 6.2


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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