Why an innovative approach to boarding at Bedales works

Posted on: 17 Mar 2015
Posted by: Jenni Brittain

Bedales prides itself on an innovative approach to boarding, encouraging older pupils to take care of younger pupils. Here, Jenni Brittain, Housemistress, explains why it works.

As geographers, Sosius, crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to the effect, that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts, unapproachable bogs, Scythian ice, or a frozen sea, so, in this work of mine, in which I have compared the lives of the greatest men with one another, after passing through those periods which probable reasoning can reach to and real history find a footing in, I might very well say of those that are farther off, beyond this there is nothing but prodigies and fictions, the only inhabitants are the poets and inventors of fables; there is no credit, or certainty any farther.

About Jenni Brittain

Housemistress at Bedales School