Behind the gates….. Buckswood welcomes many new families to first Open Day of the year
This weekend the gates of Buckswood School between Hastings and Rye, were thrown open for the first Open Day of the year. Over 70 people visited the campus to find out about the school having seen the news about all the latest developments to the quirky campus including a woodland activity centre where the students shoot zombies for field archery practice, new sports fields and the laying of the foundations for a new Great Hall.
Greeted by the School bagpipe master and prefects dressed to the nines in their gowns, visitors got the opportunity to tour the campus and see both the Junior Football Academy in association with Chelsea Football Club Foundation and the Senior Football Academy in training, the Dressage team in the final throws of their championship training rehearsing manoeuvres on the front field and meeting the School peacocks and Wisdom the School dog; who always looks forward to meeting new people at Open Days. “Showing people around the school is always fun” Said Robert Ward, Prefect age 17, “People are always so surprised at just how much goes on and want to know about things like the vineyard, the green energy we produce and what it’s like learning in an international environment.”
“We were thrilled to welcome so many families to Buckswood this weekend.” Said PR, Marketing and Development Manager Vicki Ireland. “With so many other schools hosting events on the same day, we were thrilled to see that so many families are selecting Buckswood for their children’s’ future”.
The next Open Day at the School is on Saturday 21st of November and with places already filling up quickly, now is the time to go and find out why Buckswood has gained the reputation as the ‘Hogwarts of Hastings’.
First Published in “Rye’s Own” November 2015
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