From The Bradfield Society
|7 Apr 2020|
Everyone with connections to Bradfield, whatever that link, would have been very proud to have witnessed the collective effort of the whole College Community over the last few weeks. If you follow the College on social media you will have got some feel of the unique spirit of this place resonating through and the reaction of all parts of the College Community at this challenging time. Speaking personally as an employee, teacher and indeed now, as a parent, I don’t think I could have been part of a more supportive community.
Like all organisations Bradfield has been adapting to the fast-moving disruption caused by the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. It has been a challenging time for all families of the College; pupils, friends, and staff alike. With all the pupils now at home, the College site suddenly is very quiet – as the photograph shows from what should have been a busy Saturday morning. For the pupils, particularly since the announcement regarding GCSEs and A levels, followed by the onset of remote learning, it has been a particularly unsettling time.
We are acutely aware of the critical work that many of our alumni, friends, parental body, both current and former, are involved in to help fight against this pandemic. The Prime Minister’s announcement makes staying in touch, particularly if you are isolated, even more vital and here at the College we are committed to helping in any way we can. Staying in touch, reconnecting and being part of a community is at the core of what the Bradfield Society aims to do – we aim to encourage a sense of belonging that is lifelong and genuine - allowing you to dip in and out of this community as you so wish.
Whilst we are limited going forward in terms of what physical meetings and activities we can undertake, the virtual community becomes that bit more important. The online platform of the Bradfield Society is now well established and you can search for old friends and reconnect using the site, as well as find out about recent news of alumni and post stories to share. Although the office is not currently based in the College, we can always be contacted at any time by email at email@example.com. Wherever you are in the world, we would love to hear from you.
Director of the Bradfield Society and Development
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