Bedales students have began the first half of the spring term with a series of sporting successes, scoring wins across the board.
In netball, the 1sts and 2nd teams both beat KES Witley 19-0 and 8-6 respectively, and the U14 As and Bs played Ryde, drawing 13-13 and winning 24-12. The U14, U15 and 2nd girls’ netball teams played exceptionally well against Frensham Heights winning 27-6, 20-10 and 16-7 respectively. The U14 team also won against Bohunt 35-16 and the 1st team beat St Swithun’s 20-17.
Commenting on the series of netball wins against Frensham Heights, Sonia Cartwright, Head of Bedales Sport, said “The U14s played well as a team with nearly all of the goals scored by Willow Bidwell. The U15s match was a lot closer but despite Frensham’s Centre playing for Hampshire the girls worked very well for their result. The 2nds played extremely well against Frensham’s 1st team and with a few new players they combined very well as a new team.”
In girls’ football, the1st team played away at Charterhouse winning 3-1 with Taty Eastap-Johnson, Tilda Raphael and Georgie Deane scoring. Commenting on the result, Sonia Cartwright said: “The girls played brilliantly and were unlucky not to score more after hitting the post a number of times in difficult playing conditions. Flora Shaw also had a great game in goal.”
In boys’ hockey, the 1st XI team beat KES Witley 2-0 and St John’s College 4 -1 and the 2nd XI boys’ hockey team beat Kings School, Winchester 3-2. Patrick Newlands scored two goals, his first ever goals for Bedales in any competitive fixture, and to Henry Thomas-Aldridge who also scored his debut goal.
In a recent swimming gala against Churcher’s College for the boys, and Churcher’s, Portsmouth High and KES Witley for the girls, the U15 boys won, the U15 girls finished 2nd, the U13 boys finished 3rd and the U13 girls finished 2nd.
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.