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Fast and slow lanes

Catching the immediate aftermath of a Jacob’s lamb’s birth at 6.30 this morning and seeing the careful advice tendered by Andrew Martin (Head of Outdoor Work) to the student helping him (hold the lamb by the back legs and at its mother’s head height), I find myself yet more inclined to write about the things that schools usually do not do, rather than what they generally do do. 637 more words

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The pig wake up call

Discussing with a colleague the important topic of how to rouse an adolescent pig from its slumbers as I walk past the sty of our Oxford Sandy and Black piglets in the morning, he alerts me to the P.G. 176 more words

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Pepper seedlings

On a completely different note, Pepper seeds I planted a week ago are sprouting. I’m happy about this for two reasons. First, because peppers can be slow to germinate (2 weeks plus) unless the soil is nice and warm. 46 more words


Introducing Bedales’ latest residents


Bedales School is delighted to welcome four curly-tailed residents to the estate in the form of 10 week old Oxford Sandy and Black pigs. They arrived last week as new additions to the Outdoor Work animal husbandry programme. 364 more words

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Hands-on on Putney School exchange

Over half term, twelve Bedalians in Block 4 travelled to the Putney School in Vermont. We soon realised that the school has an ethos that was similar or maybe even more hands-on and progressive than our own. 203 more words

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Revitalized Pork Strips

After returning from Pai I couldn’t imagine only having a week left at Mirror so I decided to extend my program another week. Mirror was extremely accomodating and I was able to pay directly through the foundation which was a fraction of the price. 490 more words


The Mirror Foundation

For a total of 3 weeks I will be staying at the Mirror Foundation located in the Chiang Rai province. The Mirror Foundation is an NGO working with the hill tribes and other and local communities. 434 more words