I have had the pleasure of working with Louise Bricknell on a number of occasions. Each of these was significant in that they were ‘out of comfort zone experiences’ for students and most staff. Louise assisted in developing these experiences, in particular, she designed a Leading and Learning experience for Year 9 students.
Louise’s idea was to bring the school’s mission statement to life during a week long mountain bike adventure in the Victorian High Country. It was a creative endeavour with positive results.
Each student left the adventure with explicit insights into how they learnt and how they led. Moreover, they left with a visual recollection of these experiences – via a DVD they made with Louise.
The project was very well received by the school, students and parents, and a great experience for everyone involved in it. . It highlighted Louise’s:
- abilities to create ideas and bring them to life;
- capacity for sheer hard work over an extended period of time;
- personality. She turns everything into an opportunity and embraces it with a smile.
ex. Senior Teacher, Melbourne Grammar School.