All Saints’ innovation leader makes 2019 national education ‘hotlist’

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All Saints’ innovation leader makes 2019 national education ‘hotlist’

 Laura Strentz, specialist innovation and entrepreneurship teacher at All Saints' College

Laura Strentz, specialist innovation and entrepreneurship teacher at All Saints’ College, (ASC) has been recognised for her work in entrepreneurial education in the nation’s Hot List 2019 released by industry publication, The Educator Australia.

Ms Strentz is the Head of Propeller Enterprises (Propeller) at ASC, the College’s home for innovation and entrepreneurship. Propeller is housed inside ‘The Hangar’, complete with laser cutters, 3D printers and a maker-space, and it delivers ‘Runway’, the students’ very own pop-up shop where they can sell their goods and services to the College and wider communities, in store and online.

Laura said she was humbled to be one of the few Western Australians recognised in the list which features just over 50 professionals from schools, universities and industry across Australia.

“ASC actively encourages staff and students to be innovative thinkers and to seek to make and embrace change for the betterment of the community. I have sought to model this in both my personal and professional growth,” she said.

“We are all very much looking forward to 2020 and the planned rollout of further exciting pedagogical innovations at the College.”

All Saints’ College Principal, Belinda Provis, said she was delighted that Laura has been recognised for her innovative and dedicated approach to education.

“Laura is an extremely passionate advocate for the integration of real-world experiences into the curriculum, and we are fortunate to have her as part of the team at the College,” said Ms Provis.

“At All Saints’ College, we believe that preparing our young people for the so-called VUCA world* is one of our core responsibilities and this approach involves equipping our students with the skillsets of creation and collaboration, while fostering the need to develop problem-finding and problem-solving skills,” she added.