What an honour it was to welcome back an Akeley Wood Alumni, Christopher Arundell, to discuss his time at the school and incredible life that followed.

Christopher attended Akeley Wood School from 1950 to 1954 following a turbulent and unsettled start to life.

Born in the Philippines to an English Father and an American Mother, he became a prisoner of war with his Father at 3 years old, joined by his Mother and younger brother shortly after. He lived in the Japanese camp for over three years amongst terrible conditions and scared for his life.

Fortunately, Christopher and his family were amongst those liberated by US forces and made the long journey through France then finally to his home for the next 4 years at Akeley Wood School.