Obama’s re-election

Four years ago, the US Election generated a huge amount of interest at Bedales – posters, requests to watch the results unfold throughout the night and a palpable sense of excited anticipation. This time it is different, but listening just now to the Obama acceptance speech, I hope that there will be a final flurry of interest – in the fact of Obama’s re-election and through an awareness that the direction he sets for the USA on global warming and other areas which will affect our lives. However, for the time being, hoorah!

By Keith Budge, Headmaster, Bedales Schools


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.