We would like to invite you to join us in Berlin to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. You may be aware that over the last year Brockwood Alumni Gatherings have occurred in the USA and in London. We are now organising the first such gathering in Germany this 14th of May. The international community of former Brockwood Park students and staff is an extensive one and the idea of this event is to network, exchange news and consider future opportunities for collaboration and connection.
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We are excited to invite you to join us in New York City on April 2nd for what promises to be a memorable Brockwood alumni event.
The idea is for us to catch up with friends, network, exchange news, and brainstorm possible future contact. We recently had such an event in London where 50 former students and staff came together in wonderful ways. You may read an account of it and see pictures here: Brockwood Alumni London Event.
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Brockwood had a presence at the Ecobuild fair held in London last week. This is the world’s largest exhibition of ecological building materials, equipment and practices and Carpenter Oak, the company building the green oak frames for the Pavilions at Brockwood, had a stand at the fair and had erected one of the completed frames. Towering over neighbouring stands the frame was a feature of the fair and attracted a lot of interest and positive comments from visitors. For those of us involved in the project it was an exciting moment to stand inside a Pavilion frame for the first time and to feel the sense of proportion, space and character that these buildings will have. Beneath the frame a prominent poster featured photos of Brockwood students on a recent school trip to Carpenter Oak working with craftsmen on the Pavilion frames. The Ecobuild fair also afforded an opportunity for us to look at ecological building materials, and equipment that might be suited to the Pavilions, the completion date of which is projected to be December of this year.
One of the seven green oak frames for the pavilion project.
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