In 2014, Brookfield celebrated it’s centenary in style. As part of the celebrations we planned a series of events including a Brookfield Reunited Morning, a whole school drama production and a special birthday party.
Brookfield History Project
The school has a fascinating history and this is something which we uncovered through a history project and a whole school drama production. Author Caitlin Davies helped us uncover some of the school’s past and Barnaby (Humanities subject leader) led history workshops across the school to highlight key events and historical facts. Linked to this, we also created an informative display in the bottom corridor, set up a mini Brookfield Museum and staged a whole school drama production which tied into the school’s history.
We celebrated our centenary in style! Together with children, staff and parents / carers we devised a wide range of exciting activities to mark this special year. These included: launching a mini Brookfield museum, staging a whole school drama production, raising £2500 for our twin school in Burma through a sponsored technology fast and inviting ‘Madness’ along to our summer fair to perform a set. We also created a centenary mosaic and will be creating a time capsule which can be unearthed in 100 years time.
Brookfield Reunited Morning
We were delighted to welcome back many former pupils, parents, staff and governors on Thursday March 27th to a Brookfield Reunited Morning. Our guests were treated to some performances by the choir, a tour of the school, some refreshments and time spent in class sharing their memories
Here are some quotes from the morning:
“Thank you so much for inviting me yesterday. It was so lovely. The atmosphere around school is wonderful. It was a treat spending time with ex colleagues and to have a chance to think about times past. Brookfield has a special place in my heart and it is pleasing to see it being as vibrant as it always has been.” – Naomi Leaver, former deputy head
“It is evident to see that Brookfield is a happy school, and being happy is so essential in life. I had such a great time when I worked at Chalcot school for over 30 years but a sense of humour is essential when working with children who have problems outside of school – they know they can be safe in a happy environment with teachers who care for them, and have the time to listen to them.The question time in the classroom was so good as the children were really interested in what we had to say and were taking lots of notes down. I recognised the room we went into as our previous Art Room, after all those years ago!!!!!!” – Barbara Tuck, ex-pupil 1951-1957
“Please pass on to all concerned my thanks for the most interesting and enjoyable morning yesterday, especially the children. Their interest in their school was stimulating and a pleasure to see, congratulations to everyone.” – Valerie Packer, ex-pupil
“I had a great morning. The kids are a happy and vibrant bunch which is lovely to see.” – Steve Bowyer, ex-pupil 1973 – 1980