Artistry and enthusiasm at poetry evening

Before I went to the Bedales Poetry evening in the Southerington Barn on 17 May, I wasn’t quite sure what a yum-yum was, but now I know that they taste very good! Aside from the great snacks, the poetry and music that evening were memorable to say the least. From a 17th Century murder ballad performed by Zak Hobbs (6.2), to an engaging reading of Robert Burns’ John Barleycorn read by Ally Swain (Block 5), complete with Scottish accent, as well as some original pieces by Jess Sankey (6.2) and Harley Mitford (6.2), the variety and the atmosphere kept us safe from the biting cold. The evening revealed the level of artistry and enthusiasm that makes this school great.

By Mohammad Pechuho, 6.2

Sotherington Barn

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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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