Drama in Dubai

Performing arts students and staff flew to Dubai in the first week of the holidays for a week of hard work along with huge rewards. Bedales has been involved with an exchange with Dubai College for over 20 years and this is continuing with Steve Gardner and Mike Lambert, former teachers of Bedales now teaching at Dubai College. We started rehearsals for our performance piece a few weeks into the term but it quickly took off with a close nit group and creative ideas. The physical theatre piece was based on the music Carnival of the Animals and was a mixture of different English favourites all tied together with movement and lots of colour. When in Dubai we performed nine times to different primary schools throughout the city to fabulous children, all very engaged and keen. Alongside the performances we conducted workshops to get them involved. We all stayed with host families who looked after us and we made some great friends with our Dubai College student hosts. As well as the performances we visited some fascinating sites and Dubai’s most famous fun spots! A massive thank you to Jo Alldridge for making it all happen, it was an unforgettable week full of different experiences and fun. View photos. Watch a video of the visit filmed by George Veys, 6.2.

By Freya Deane, 6.1

Bedales students perform at Dubai school as part of drama exchange

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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.

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