When you came to live at Brockwood something happened. You became part of a community of young and old from around the world who were exploring and learning together and everything was open for discussion. You were swept up in the atmosphere of creative endeavour that permeated the place. You made friends that you have never forgotten and some you are still close to. You formed working relationships with teachers and staff that helped shape the person you are today and you had learning experiences that steered you towards further studies and quite possibly the career you are now in. Finally, you learnt a lot about yourself, because that is what Brockwood demanded of you and perhaps in the hothouse atmosphere it engendered, you even began to flower.
Suddenly it all ended and you were in new surroundings, tackling new challenges and Brockwood was gone, but hopefully not forgotten. As alumni of Brockwood you are part of an international family which while quite small (around 1,400 students to-date) is widespread, diverse and resourceful. When people ask if Brockwood is a ‘good school’ or a ‘successful school’ all we can do is point to the many alumni who are leading fulfilling lives for proof that it works, sometimes in ways that are not obvious or measurable.
We want to remain connected because we want to learn from you what Brockwood has meant and means to you now? We want to hear where we did well and where we fell short and how we can improve on what we do? We want to see how the students we taught, played, dialogued and argued with, and were so fond of, have grown into adults who are taking responsibility for their own lives and those of others? Finally we want you to be connected with each other. We want you to see yourselves as we can see you: an extensive network of talent, expertise and initiative, bursting with possibility. A collection of people around the world with a shared experience, language and integrity, which means communication is easy and trust natural.