Monthly Archive for April, 2014

Feeling the pressure?

Brockwood Park School staff member Andrew Alexander keeps a blog on his educational adventures and his latest post is about pressure at schools. After writing about all the pressures students are faced with, he concludes, ‘Just listen, look and be still for one moment. Then, without pressure, we might be able to explore together this thing we call life..’ Read his full article here:

http://reflectionssoneducation.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/feeling-pressure.html

Andrew Alexander

Spring Brings Little Lambs

Springtime is a special time in the South of England, especially in the lush fields surrounding Brockwood. It is such a beautiful time to take in the landscape and nature’s magnified beauty. How great it is to see all the new life that comes with the season! This time of year Brockwood is surrounded by sweet new-born lambs. They are very entertaining to watch, whether they are basking in the sunshine or chasing after one another, stumbling over their own little hooves.

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Friedrich Grohe: The Photographer at Work

Emeritus Trustee Friedrich Grohe has been taking photos in and around Brockwood Park for many years. His stunning photographs are well known and have come to symbolize the place both to those who have been here and those who have never visited. He’s here at the moment and recently Bill Taylor ran into him and his trusty Leica ready to capture any moment of beauty. In this album we share just some of his many photos of Brockwood through the years.

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To explore all of his photos, spanning a period of the last twenty years and more, visit his website: http://fgrohephotos.com/. The photographs in this personal archive pay tribute to the natural beauty of the world we live in. The breathtaking terrain that surrounds Friedrich’s home in Switzerland as well as his extensive travels to many different parts of the world continue to fuel his passion for photography. May the beauty of the world continue to inspire him so we can continue to be inspired by his vision!

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Hello Summer Term!

Summer term at Brockwood Park School has officially started! Students marked the start of term with this wondrous display in the hallway, of stars and notes with some of the many events ahead, like the dinner dance and camping trip.

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“The seeing is the doing” – J. Krishnamurti

Here’s the latest Q&A with Krishnamurti video extract (13 mins) on our YouTube channel. It’s from 1980 in Ojai. The written question put to Krishnamurti is:

‘You have said that in the very seeing there is action. Is this action the same as the expression of action?’

 

 

Open Morning at Brockwood Park School

Join us this coming Saturday 26 April, between 10am and 12:30pm to see our amazing school in action! It’s an opportunity for families and friends to have a guided tour of Brockwood, offered by a student, followed by refreshments and the chance to meet one of the Co-Principals of the School and other members of staff.

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If you would also like to stay on to sample our delicious vegetarian lunch, please book in advance, the cost is £5 per adult, £2.50 per child. For more information: http://www.brockwood.org.uk/open_mornings.html

 

Leavers’ Tree Flowers with Single Blossom

Every year, Brockwood Park School students and staff who leave (they are called ‘leavers’), mark their departure by planting a tree. At the end of last year they planted a magnolia tree. This Spring it has grown a single, beautiful flower.

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J. Krishnamurti – The Challenge of Change

This film documents Krishnamurti’s life from the early Theosophical days to his mid-80’s when he was still travelling, giving talks and holding dialogues.

‘The Challenge of Change’ is more than just a biography, it conveys the depth of his teaching and comes back again and again to the question: Why don’t you change?

Brockwood Alumni Reunion 21-25 August 2014 & “Whatever Happened To…”

As part of our preparations for the 45th Alumni Reunion, we have been in touch with many of our alumni to see if they would share their stories with us about life after Brockwood. Visit our website http://reunion.brockwood.org.uk/category/whatever-happened-to/ to see all those who wrote in, and follow the link below to read this month’s entry from Pashwa Jhala.

http://reunion.brockwood.org.uk/whatever-happened-to-7/

Pashwa Jhala and her children

Springtime in Brockwood! (Photo by Friedrich Grohe)

Springtime in Brockwood