Dear Alumni After months of preparation, taking registrations, getting rooms’ ready, assembling welcome packs and discussing menus, Brockwoods 45th Reunion happened last week and was a success. There were 370 alumni present over the five days, spanning every one of Brockwoods’ 45 years, and this included one of Brockwoods’ very first teachers from early 1969. Thank you to all those who helped organise the Reunion and thank you to everyone who came back to see us at Brockwood. We had a wonderful five days, with good weather, a beautiful marquee,…read more
Dear Alumni This time next week you will be more than 300 to join us for our 45th Anniversary Reunion. We are finalising preparations and just a few days ago all school staff and some volunteers arrived to help get the rooms ready, have the gardens tidied, and to get some baking underway. Lists are being compiled, welcome packs are being put together, menus are being finalised, and we are printing out tickets for our Great Raffle which will happen over the first three days of the Reunion. All participants…read more
Dear Alumni, In just two weeks we will all gather for Brockwoods’ 45th Anniversary Reunion. As you can imagine the Reunion Co-ordination Team are in the thick of making final arrangements and preparing for your stay with us.
Dear Alumni With just a handful of staff and mature students present amidst the tranquil summer days at Brockwood, we are steadily working in preparation for your visit in August. The excitement is slowly building up as we allocate rooms, count out all the teaspoons, make plans for where the sheep will go when the campers arrive, and finalise the programme of events. The gardens are being meticulously pruned and weeded, t-shirts to commemorate our 45 years are being printed, DJ’s are being sought and reminders are sent out for…read more
Dear Alumni I wonder when was the last time you sent, or received, a postcard? Perhaps you have a couple stuck to your fridge or cupboard doors right now. The photograph of an exotic setting, the foreign post-mark and stamp, and the sunny message scribbled in a familiar hand on the back, make this small colourful gift, survivor of the long journey to your letterbox, not so easily forgotten or ignored as an email or a text.
Dear Alumni In just 6 weeks’ time we will be welcoming many of you back at Brockwood. We are receiving new registrations every day, and it is not too late to encourage alumni friends to sign up and join us for the 21st August. Here is the list of participants so far. As you can see there are alumni attending from each of Brockwood’s 45 years. Your name will be added to the list at http://reunion.brockwood.org.uk/participants/ once you have registered. For all registrations visit our reunion website pagehttp://reunion.brockwood.org.uk/registration/ See you…read more
reconnecting reflection workshops informal evening bonfires auction of gifts morning meeting folk dancing rota dialogues classical music wholesome food camping pavilions the Brockwood store special tea guest speakers dance tree planting café pool south lawn friendships silent walks discussions the cedar tree marquee the grove marimba totwam register today
Dear Alumni Looking at the participants list, we see that the highest number of alumni registered to attend the Reunion are from the decade 2000-2010. Here are some posters that we dug out of the school archives room, that were made during those years. Can you spot yourself?
Meditation is a state of mind which looks at everything with complete attention, totally, not just parts of it. And no one can teach you how to be attentive. If any system teaches you how to be attentive, then you are attentive to the system and that is not attention. Meditation is one of the greatest arts in life – perhaps the greatest, and one cannot possibly learn it from anybody, that is the beauty of it. It has no technique and therefore no authority. When you learn about yourself,…read more
In the midst of preparations for the Reunion, among the questions, the planning and the deliberating of practical organisation, we pause to remind ourselves of what underlies this event. The Reunion is fun, it is joyous to see friends, to catch up, to hang out and relax, but we may need to be reminded of what the essence is behind the existence of the school and how that continues to unfold and have relevance in our lives. The Krishnamurti Foundation Trust at Brockwood have released several videos of Krishnamurti on…read more