Students inspired by poet

Last week we were joined by Daniela Elza, a Canadian Poet (of Bulgarian extraction!) who was a gap student here 22 years ago. Daniela spent three days with our students running workshops, a lecture, writing clinics and a fantastic poetry reading in the Lupton Hall. Rosanna in Block 4 was one of many students who said they felt her to be ‘truly inspiring’ and felt they had ‘many refreshing ideas’. I for one found some great opportunities to write and I am feeling very excited about the possibility of making poetry slams and readings a more prevalent feature of our students’ experience here next year. Read Daniela’s blog on her visit to Bedales.

By  David Anson, Head of English

Daniela Elza


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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