Vicki was really able to tune into the energy of the group, quickly understanding their fears and how this manifested itself in their behaviour. Despite a challenging group, Vicki demonstrated consistent energy and enthusiasm, not knowingly phased in redesigning the project so that it enabled the group to feel comfortable and relaxed about taking part.
Vicki’s approach was particularly commendable, she balanced a firm but friendly persona, providing the necessary boundaries for students which I believe was a vital element to the week. Without Vicki’s drive, I don’t believe the group could have succeeded in pulling together a sharing. In instilling confidence in them, and creating a safe space, the young people were able to explore their own creativity.