Lauren Burns (pictured)
Lauren Burns was the keynote speaker for the annual Casey Student Leaders Reception. This event brings together school captains from primary and secondary schools across the City of Casey, to congratulate them on their appointment and explore the idea of leadership. Lauren spoke well to the audience which had a broad age range, and her message was right on target. Her talk certainly inspired the idea that with vision, hard work and determination, you can achieve great things. Lauren had everyone feeling energised as she had them on their feet going through some Taekwondo moves. The board break and use of video were very engaging and added another element to her presentation. Lauren was very friendly, as well as being quite patient and generous with her time when it came to having photos and signing autographs after the official speeches concluded. We also couldn’t believe how willing she was to share her medal and have it passed around the theatre, creating much excitement for the students!
-K. Wilmot, Youth Events Officer, City of Casey Library
Mark received incredibly positive feedback from our students. Mark had the undivided attention of the students and staff for the whole hour and a half session. He was thoroughly enetertaining and had the whole audience captivated with his tales of life, his experiences and his observations of young people, which had the audience in fits of laughter. Yet underlying this was the constant message of being true to yourself and being the best you can be. It was such a valuable experience for our students and his message is still rememebered by them. We immediately booked him for next years Year 12 Conference!
—S. Fryer, Ruyton Girls School
The students were appreciative of Daniel’s visit, expressing their interest in his writing and thanks for his openness and honesty. He was approachable, entertaining and sensitive to their interests and needs, giving useful tips to improve their writing. We would highly recommend him to others.
-R. Varela, Alstonville High School
They loved it! The kids were still talking about it the week after!
—M. Hoult, Norfolk High SchoolBack to news page