Fred Johnstone is a 2nd year student whose recent Autumn Week animation film, ‘Untitled’, is being featured online at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, New York, USA.
Monthly Archive for November, 2010
Maryam is a 4th year student in her last year. She is passionate about dancing and plans to be going to study dance after Brockwood. This is a reflective piece of hers based on her time at Brockwood, which she simply entitled “Thoughts”:
I can feel the spongy grass soaked in water under the skin of my bare feet. The leaves dropping towards the earth as water droplets rush down and finally settle on blades of green grass. I can feel all of this, the sensation I get in my feet on the grass, and the way my skin freezes as my body is wet and the cold northern winds surround me, but I am inside a warm English mansion, protected from the water falling from the sky.
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Fifty former students and staff came together at the London School of Oriental and African Studies on November 13th. They came from all over the UK and beyond and wanted to reconnect with one thing they all shared: Brockwood.
Spanning the forty years plus of the School¹s life the alumni who gathered met old friends, made new ones, shared stories and actively participated to an update on School life given by Co-Principal, Bill Taylor and the new School Development and Alumni Officer, Lionel Claris (himself an alumnus). The atmosphere was that of fun and genuine care.
Usha is from the Krishnamurti School in India called Centre for Learning (CFL). She had offered to come to Brockwood for two months to help in the library. Now that her time is up we wished she didn’t have to go! We are indeed very thankful for the incredible job she did there. Here follows Usha’s reflections on her time here:
I dreamt I was in Brockwood again and I was….after 16 years. What changes might I find in the place and in me? Would I still have the energy and the ability to act, interact, relate, and do anything meaningful in the library? Random thoughts like these kept arising in my mind as I prepared to leave Bangalore for Brockwood. But there was also an eagerness to challenge myself, to leave my comfort zone and see how I could function in a different place.