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Autumn/Winter Observer 2014
2014 Autumn/Winter Observer
BEHIND THE CULINARY CULTURE

An explosion of smells, numerous kinds of dishes and peculiar culinary techniques are all features of the Brockwood Food Festival and what fabulous looking dishes it results in.

ON CLIMBING TREES

Not many students consider tree climbing an important part of their learning in school, but Noemi does, meditating on her relationship with the tree while giving sensible instructions for the beginner.

AT EACH JUNCTURE THERE LIES A JEWEL

It happens once in 5 years, takes a whole year to prepare for, involves a huge amount of work, runs for 5 days and attracts hundreds of people; it is of course an alumni reunion.

HOW WE USED THE MONEY

Once a year Brockwood runs an Annual Appeal to raise the necessary funds to support the good work that goes on here; this explains how that money was used and the benefits that flowed from it.

...and more...

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Spring/Summer Observer 2014
2014 Spring/Summer Observer
WITH LOVE AND WONDER

The journey, as a solitary traveller, to two of our sister schools in India had a profound impact on Brockwood teacher, Fazila Benoit.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...?

Having recently brought his own son to Brockwood as a student, Pablo Severin is reminded of the day in 1973 when he was dropped off here, feeling terribly alone.

POEMS IN THE GROVE

With the arrival of spring the Grove is bursting with colour and life and there is no better place to sit beneath a tree and read poetry.

BROCKWOOD OBSERVED

Question: what do the replica cockpit of a Spitfire, two horizontal top-bar bee hives and some freshly baked bread, pizza and brioche have in common? Answer: they were all made by students, mature students and staff.

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Autumn/Winter Observer 2013
2013 Autumn/Winter Observer
WHERE ARE WE FROM?

One of the special features of Brockwood is the international mix of students and staff which is impressive for a small school.

DISCOVERY CONTINUES EACH DAY

Without them we would struggle to make the whole place run smoothly; the Mature Students are a key part of the life of Brockwood, but what do they make of the place?

POETRY AND ART

The arts are always popular at Brockwood and our centre pages are devoted to some examples of student's and staff work which we hope you will enjoy.

INWOODS SMALL SCHOOL

The Observer now has a page dedicated to the activities at Inwoods, our small school for children aged 5 to 11. In this issue teacher Evelyn Mackintosh writes about what she feels makes the school special.

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Spring/Summer Observer 2013
2013 Spring/Summer Observer
MAKING MAGIC WITH METAL AND WOOD

Woodwork and metalwork teacher Clive Dunkley has been at Brockwood for many years and here some of the marvellous work the students produce is showcased.

SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL IS TAKING PLACE...

Former student, Reuben Weininger, has been a regular visitor to Brockwood over the last few years and this time it was to give a workshop on the application of yoga in the healing professions.

THE OPENING OF THE PAVILIONS

A big event for Brockwood shown here in photos with a brief explanation of some of the features that make these buildings special.

SUMMER DELIGHTS

As if life in the Brockwood kitchen isn’t busy enough, school cook, Sarai Alons, gives two recipes selected from the range of items students and staff decided to bake for a local fair.

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Autumn/Winter Observer 2012
2012 Autumn/Winter Observer
A LOOK INTO MYSELF?

A searching question from a challenging class gives a student pause to stop and think about the personal and the public.

THE AIR IS VERY PURE...

Very seldom does a guest get to stay so long, or to see so much of Brockwood life as did the subject of this interview, which is just a foretaste of the book to follow.

SECRETS FROM OUR KITCHEN

Our chef may bury her nose in cookbooks frequently but these delightful dishes are her own creations.

WHAT IS THOUGHT?

In this extract, Krishnamurti explores with Brockwood students questions about the nature of thought and the self in a clear and concise manner which cuts to the heart of the issue.

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Spring/Summer Observer 2012
2012 Spring/Summer Observer
BROCKWOOD IN INDIA

India holds a special place in the hearts of many Brockwoodians, and this year the relationship has been further strengthened by two very different journeys there.

INDIA IN BROCKWOOD

An inspirational small school in India found the funding to send most of their teaching staff to Brockwood for a very special three-week visit.

THE BEDROOM SERIES

The empty bedrooms and apartments assigned to students and staff when they come to Brockwood soon become personalized refuges, revealing something of their occupants.

THIS IS YOUR HOME

Wherever life may take us, we need to be able to carry the feeling of being at home. Krishnamurti explores with students and staff what this requires of each one of us.

...and more...

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Autumn/Winter Observer 2011
2011 Autumn/Winter Observer
QUESTION EVERYTHING

One student considers the impact of the entire student body spending eight hours in dialogue over two days.

TASTE OF AUTUMN

For years our numerous apple trees have given us more fruit than we know what to do with, but not any more!

DUO DISCOVER DULCIMER

Perhaps it was the "melancholy, wisdom and passion" of Persian classical music that has attracted two students to learn the dulcimer.

PRESENT TENSE

A new series of presentations at Brockwood, given by former students and invited guests.

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Spring/Summer Observer 2011
2011 Spring/Summer Observer
OUR LIVING IS SUPERFICIAL

J.Krishnamurti with Staff and Students at
Brockwood Park, 12 June 1983.

THE PAVILIONS PONDERED

Mike Davies ponders what it is about
our new Pavilions that makes them Green.

PARENTS WEEKEND

At Brockwood we seldom see the parents of
students but once a year that all changes.

'TO KNOW IS NOT ENOUGH'

Lionel Claris considers what it means for students
to 'learn to learn in a way that they love'.

...and more...

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Autumn/Winter Observer 2010
2010 Autumn/Winter Observer
PAVILIONS PROJECT UPDATE

Brockwood Pavilion project has lifted off.
(News updates will regularly be posted
on the blog.)

FIRST TERM REFLECTION

Glimpses of the term through photography,
art and poetry.

PAST & PRESENT

Steve Smith remembers the late Jim Fowler;
last summer's Teaching Academy.

THE KITCHEN SPECIAL

Life in the School kitchen; Head Chef Sarai
Alons' favourite recipe.

...and more...

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Spring/Summer Observer 2010
2010 Spring/Summer Observer
REFLECTIONS

Recovered writing among the recycle bin
and two students impression of Cinema
Studies.

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Students travel to Japan for a tour of Tokyo
and another student shares her experience
of living in India for one term.

PAVILION PROJECT UPDATE

Trustees approve plan to go through with
building project and a recent donation
from Holland supporting it.

STUDENT WORK

Painting, Poetry and Photography. Creativity
throughout Brockwood!


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Autumn/Winter Observer 2009
2009 Autumn/Winter Observer
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Students travel to the Highlands
of Scotland for tree planting and a
small group visits the museums of Paris.

Q: WHERE DID THEY GO?

Former Brockwood student and staff,
now living in the USA, share on life
before, during, and after BP.

AUTUMN WEEK

A week of professional workshops,
visiting teachers, and activities for all.

REUNION & EVENTS

Response to the 2009 Reunion and an
upcoming Teacher's Academy hosted by
Brockwood Park this July.


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Spring/Summer Observer 2009
2009 Spring/Summer Observer
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Student trips to India, Germany's Black
Forest, and Stratford upon Avon.

DRAWN TOGETHER

Student art projects from months of
research, planning, and exploration.

Q: WHERE DID THEY GO? A: AFRICA

Two former Brockwood students share
their work in Ethiopia and Kenya.

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?

Steve Smith reflects on his relationship
with one of Brockwood's neighbours.

BROCKWOOD IN BRIEF

Guest speakers, performances,
new staff and reunion Information


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First Observer, 1971
The 1st Brockwood Observer

Back in time to the first Brockwood Observer appeared in 1971.


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Self-knowledge is education. In education there is neither the teacher nor the taught, there is only learning; the educator is learning, as the student is.

J. Krishnamurti
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