Awards for 6.2s

Every year students in Block 5 and above can apply for Travel Awards towards a trip that they are planning to take in the next 12 months. This year the calibre was just as high as always, and those of us on the selection panel were left feeling incredibly envious of all the wonderful adventures that Bedalians have planned, and feeling very inspired to do something truly wondrous and challenging with our own holiday plans. Awards this year were given to Celeste MacIlwaine (6.2) who will be going to a Spanish Fort to study language and culture, Olivia Brett (6.2) who will be travelling to Jerusalem and getting involved in archaeological digs in the Holy Lands, and to Sofia Gaetani Morris (6.2) who will be travelling to Nepal to take up a four month post teaching English as a foreign language. We wish them every success with their plans, and look forward to hearing about their experiences.

During the end of term assembly, 6.2 student Georgie Deane was awarded the ‘Cecily Eastwood Prize for Outstanding Service to the Community’ with particular reference to her achievements academically, leadership in the boarding houses, sporting (first XI hockey for four years), and contemporary music. This prize is given annually by the Eastwood family in memory of Cecily, who died tragically in her gap year, having left Bedales in 1996.

By  Katie McBride, Assistant Head (Director of Co-curriculum and Student Welfare)


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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