Louise was introduced to Product Design when a student at Norwich High, taking both a GCSE and A Level in the subject. She then went on to study Product Design at undergraduate and masters level at the University of Leeds. Having moved into the corporate world after graduating, working in marketing and project management including for a Norfolk-based telecommunications company, Louise trained as a Teacher at Exeter. Her subsequent positions have seen her teach Product Design, most recently as Head of Design & Technology at Wymondham High Academy.
Louise said: “Taking up this position at Norwich High feels like coming home to me. As an old girl, everything has quickly come back to me about life as part of this special community; from the extra curricular clubs to assemblies and prizegiving.
“I’m so thankful that I was introduced to my subject during my time at Norwich High. As well as making a double seater swing chair for my GCSE coursework – which is still in pride of place in my parent’s conservatory, I received the Arkwright National Engineering Scholarship at Year 11. This opened so many doors, and reinforced my interest in pursuing a career within engineering, architecture and design. For my A Level Product Design project I went on to make a desk based on the internal structure of aeroplane wings. Product Design is a subject like no other, bringing together the scientific technical principles of materials and processes alongside the creative design and practical world of manufacture.