Block 3s outward bounding at Ullswater

Block 3 recently went to Ullswater, an activity centre in the Lake District, where they took part in a range of team building activities led by Outward Bound instructors, including trapeze (climbing up a high pole and jumping to grab the trapeze), kale pot (clambering along a cliff and jumping into the lake), jog and dip (in the lake), gorge walking, rowing, raft building and much more. One night was spent camping and another day climbing up Helvellyn, the third tallest mountain in England. On the return journey the group visited the Emma Bridgewater Factory, where Old Bedalian Matthew Rice welcomed the students before they went on a tour of the large scale ceramic production and the vast kiln – witnessing admirable attention to detail in both production and decoration. The highlight for the students was decorating a mug of their own with sponge stamps. View photos.

Ullswater 2013


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.