ReImagining Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
Case Study 3
Working with Lindisfarne School’s music students is the perfect platform for Charlotte Lush to ignite passion in her learners. “So much of our work in the Arts is about connection and relevance,” she says.
This is the story of how they used the Fluencies to demonstrate what one group of students can do to change the world through their musical craft, and to inspire others to do the same.
There’s a quote that perfectly sums up Charlotte Lush’s teaching philosophy: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks of work but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
Charlotte is Lindisfarne’s Head of Senior School, and her mission is to infuse a passion for lifelong learning in her learners. To do this, she decided to challenge senior music students to use Solution Fluency in showing how a small group of people can change the world through music.
Drawing inspiration from the infamous Live Aid concert of 1985, Charlotte’s students began their own investigations of pressing world issues. Once they chose a problem, they built a solid course of action through research and collaborative brainstorming—and of course, musical application.
Charlotte was amazed and inspired by the results. “I have been working in this space for many years and have really enjoyed the opportunity to bring others on board,” she says. “To see the students responding to the work of my colleagues gives me so much hope for the future.”
Without a doubt this has been the most inspiring professional development I have been fortunate to undertake. Lee always challenges you to think about the bigger picture, keeping context and relevance for the learners as key.