magdalen farm


course support staff

House Mothers

Our House Mothers, Bonnie Schwarz and Alma Orr-Ewing, are responsible for pastoral care, comforting anyone who might be feeling a little homesick, looking after medication, and making sure that everyone goes to bed at a time commensurate with their age group.

They share a room in the centre of the residential accommodation, closest to the younger children, so are immediately on hand for any night-time problems.

Bonnie and Alma, both talented and accomplished musicians, are studying music at Manchester and Leeds respectively. They are now Junior Tutors at Magdalen Farm Strings. 2019 will be their fourth year as house mothers.