We are currently in the thick of it at the School. Having just returned from a successful school camp in North Devon, this evening we have a performance of the Brockwood Summer Concert to a full-house of parents and guests and tomorrow evening we have our Farewell Dinner Dance. By Wednesday the students will be gone and the house quiet, until August and your arrival. The Dinner Dance is an event that some – but not all – of you will remember. It became a regular fixture on our end of year calendar about fifteen years ago, and involves each of the leaving students and staff in making a short speech to the whole School. They are invited to talk about what their time at Brockwood has meant to them and to bid farewell to all. These speeches are often revealing, humorous, insightful and always moving.
The team responsible for organising Reunion2009 has finally agreed a programme for the event and you will find this as an attachment with this email. It is a provisional programme, so if you have ideas for changes please let us know and we will consider them before preparing the final version handed to you on arrival. You will see that we have tried to include activities that will appeal to everyone and offer a varied, engaging, educative and fun five days. Two significant additions to the programme for Reunion2009, are the inclusion of a good deal of excellent live music, courtesy of alumni, and the creation of a Visitors Afternoon, when the Reunion will be open to neighbours, friends and family.