For the boarders’ weekend activity Clare Jarmy organised a trip to London. Simon Sharp took three of us on an architectural walk in London. We visited some of the most spectacular buildings and Simon taught us a lot about the history of London. We started off from Waterloo station at around 11am and walked along the South Bank looking at the National Theatre and the various bridges and sights. We went all the way to the top floor on to the Tate Modern, where we sketched the panoramic view of the City and St Paul’s Cathedral. Later on we crossed London Bridge and made our way into the City of London. We saw the tallest building in Europe, “The Shard” which was designed by Renzo Piano, and we saw the Lloyds building, designed by Richard Rogers, who described it as a “machine for making money”. We even talked about how the Millennium bridge was made less wobbly. The contrast between the old buildings and the new was extraordinary. We learned a lot from Simon on how these buildings were designed and constructed and enjoyed our long walk.
By Hector Chen, Block 4
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.