Hats off to Simon Kingsley-Pallant, and the cast and crew of Peter Pan for an extravaganza of epic proportions: storytellers, pirates, lost (and even more lost) boys, fairies, Kickapus, sprites and the Darling household made up the 100+ strong cast, joining the on-stage musicians in a production that was visually and musically engaging. Clever innovation, such as using rip sticks (for flight) and homespun musical scores added to the inimitable Dunhurstian flavour.
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.