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Springtime in Brockwood! (Photo by Friedrich Grohe)

Springtime in Brockwood

Ballroom dancing at Brockwood

Brockwood Park School students gave a brilliant ballroom dancing performance during the 2014 Winter Workshops showcase earlier this year!

Springtime at Brockwood

Photo by James Duncan MacDougallSpring, Photo by James Duncan MacDougall

“There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard…”

A group of Brockwood students got to showcase some of their talents and produced a cover of “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, courtesy of Winter Workshops 2014. They produced it themselves in the Music Production workshop and it’s worth the listen.

To Listen, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/miriambrennig/better-together

Better Together

The Joys of a Cardboard Box…

The Joys of a Cardboard Box…at Inwoods Small School, Brockwood Park.

Beautiful, Breathtaking Brockwood Grounds

“If you lose touch with nature you lose touch with humanity.” —Krishnamurti

What a perfect sanctuary to tune into nature, yourself and all that surrounds you. In a moment found between light rain showers and warm sunlight yesterday, these photos were captured displaying the placid and peaceful afternoon at Brockwood. There was a certain serenity at the grounds that was felt, an Autumn stillness. The beauty found in nature at Brockwood is sometimes so prominently stilling. To be fixed in tranquility is an incredible thing. Photos by Bailey Jacobs, Mature Student.

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Brockwood’s Gone Bananas

No, Brockwood hasn’t moved south (or really gone bananas). In what must surely be a first for Brockwood, these bananas were grown right here in the conservatory by staff member Stanly Sugumar. A few of us were lucky enough to taste one. The bananas were perfectly ripe. The taste was very concentrated and intense, sweet and delicious. More next year hopefully!

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Design for a Hanging Plant

Brockwood Park School student Harald Sydenham created a hanging plant with the help of staff member Stanly Sugumar. The plant is a member of the fern family. Its Latin name is Microsorum Punctatum and its common name is Green Flame. It was a process of trial and error but the plant seems to be thriving. In order to water it you either spray it or you submerge it into water. The soil is held together by netting and the use of moss.


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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”

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In these photos: Brockwood’s Rose Garden, as photographed by staff member Mark Apted.

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a commonly quoted part of a dialogue in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet argues that the names of things do not matter, only what things “are” do. The full quotation can be read below after the pictures.

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Juliet:

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

Romeo:
[Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

Juliet:
‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

Romeo:
I take thee at thy word:
Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo.

Brockwood from the Trees

Brockwood has rarely been seen like this before! These photos were taken from the tops of many of the majestic trees around Brockwood a few years ago in late winter/early spring. There is even one photo from the Tulip tree, which was taken down earlier this year. (Pictures are by former mature students Victor Manuel Fleites Escobar and Amel Ouhammou. Photo editing by Amel.)
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