The Bradbury Club is a unique collaborative group of students, staff, academics and industry professionals that perform engaging, open-ended, real-world projects. It includes 77 students and 11 staff from three different schools in Geelong (Sacred Heart, St. Joseph’s and Northern Bay Colleges), as well as industry experts from 11 leading universities and companies throughout Australia, including the Universities of Sydney, Melbourne and Deakin, the Garvan Institute, EnviroLab, Barry Plant Real Estate, The Good Guys Warehouse, Museums Victoria, Healthy Communities, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. These partners provide professional mentorship and guidance towards outcomes that benefit our students and the greater community.
The projects performed by The Bradbury Club are ambitious, long-term and meaningful: something for students to ‘get their teeth stuck into’. They are well beyond the scope of normal classrooms, allowing students (and staff) to venture into the unknown, make real discoveries and contribute to society in meaningful ways. Importantly, the projects develop skills and attributes that are highly valued in modern workplaces, including problem-solving skills, curiosity, interdisciplinary collaboration, perseverance, resilience productivity and a solution-focused attitude.
Once a project is successfully completed, it is ‘packaged’ into a FREE kit for other schools to perform. They often also include free equipment, such as GoPro cameras or Bluetooth speakers. To see what’s on offer, check out the ‘Projects’ tab.
Our patron is Steven Bradbury OAM, Australian Ice skater and Olympic gold medallist at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. His ambitious attitude typifies the aims of The Bradbury Club: "Working hard and being in the right place at the right time can lead to great success."