Last Saturday was Ojai day, a celebration full of local art community and culture. BHS admission office had a booth to speak with local families while our students played on one of the five music stages. They were a huge hit.
Ask any Besant Hill "Bioneer" about their trip to the 25th Anniversary Bioneers Conference last weekend and you will hear words like amazing, inspiring, and fun. Dig a little deeper and you will hear about the many great speakers, how mushrooms help the environment, great music, and bio-mimicry! According to Director of Sustainability Tod Cossairt, students were full of energy at the end of each day, even after attending lengthy seminars and intensive, all-day bioneering.
Textile, color guru and creator of the mosaic outside the Zalk Theater, alumnus Kaffe Fassett, '55, joined us yesterday afternoon in the Zalk Theater for our first Distinguished Speaker Series event of the year. Kevin Henschel,'93, conducted a thorough interview that got to the heart of Fasset's life work in the decorative arts.
There is something very special about our campus coming to life at the hands of our faculty and students. Groups worked in the Circle Garden, Doornink Grove, Legacy Garden, Zalk Theater, The Commons and more. Everyone jumped into their projects this morning with great enthusiasm, working together as a community, and the campus looks beautiful! Well done!
Each year, Besant Hill School spends a week at nearby El Capitan State Beach for a week of fun activities. This is an important part of building and strengthening student and faculty relationships and our school community. We return to campus for a project day, working together to beautify our school, trimming and feeding the plants along pathways and buildings and sprucing up classrooms. The day is finished with a special school assembly, or "Council", where students have an opportunity to express their feelings and goals for the year.