For all our Italian friends, a wonderful article on Brockwood Park School, written by mature student Stefano Rossi. Please pass it on!
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In 1983 Krishnamurti wrote about Brockwood: ‘It began with many difficulties, lack of money and so on, and we all helped to build it to its present condition.’ When he said those words he was not simply referring to those of us living and working here, but to everyone around the world who has ever supported Brockwood with their generosity.
This year we’ve had an extraordinary offer from a Friend of Brockwood who will triple every gift we receive. So when you give £50 we will receive £200! We are hoping to raise £100,000 in order to receive £400,000. A large gift of this nature will make a big difference for us! See this video to find out what we are raising funds for. To donate please go to:
We couldn’t have wished for a better day to pour concrete; in brillant May sunshine the ramps and paths for the Pavilions take shape. The ramps meet all of the current regulations, ensuring the buildings will be fully accessible for disabled residents and guests.
What would it look like for learning, and not the measurement of learning, to be at the core of every educational interaction?
In this timely article, Brockwood Park School Co-Principal Gopal Krishnamurthy and staff member Sunsong Clark (shown in this picture with other teachers at their Teacher Education Program in Ojai, CA) argue that “unless we closely examine our conceptions of teaching and learning and how this gets enacted every day, in every moment, reform may provide some reprieve, but not a foundational reframing of teaching-learning and a repurposing of schools for the values that we all really care about.” This leads them to pose the question, “What would it look like for learning, and not the measurement of learning, to be at the core of every educational interaction?”
Read their article, written with Craig Walker, here:http://journal.kfionline.org/issue-17/from-visibility-to-accountability-and-assessment-a-sleight-of-hand
This is a slideshow of the school trip to India that took place during the winter break of 2012.
A new, short, entertaining and beautiful film made at Brockwood Park School by current student Oliver Belus.
Issue 17: January 2013
From the Editorial:
“Krishnamurti questioned the schools constantly about why they were producing mice instead of lions and gazelles. Occasionally, in an interview or at a public question and answer session, he would in turn be queried about the purpose of setting up the schools and on what was happening in them. Obviously, these were not questions in the sense of a factory manager reprimanding his quality control supervisor, who has to ensure that goods are produced according to clearly laid down standards. Such questions call for a great deal of reflection on the part of the questioned before an adequate response can be given.
Likewise, is it time to ask ourselves about the ‘aim and purpose’—to borrow Krishnamurti’s phrase—of the Journal, now in its seventeenth year? …”
If you’ve ever been to Brockwood you’ll really recognize these experiences. And if you haven’t visited yet you’ll get a sense of what it is like to be here in winter. This poetic short film by Brockwood Park School student Oliver Belus (age 19, Slovakia) examines important aspects of winter including lighting and sitting by the fire, making a cup of tea, and walking around the snow-covered grounds.