“The students had to consider how these goals are currently being met and propose ideas about what we can do at a school level to make a change,” St Francis de Sales’ Principal, Suzanne Clay, said.
“The tasks that the students work on provide rich, authentic learning experiences” – Suzanne Clay
As part of their research, students were encouraged to interview members of the wider community. They created websites, posters and stop motion videos to communicate what they had learnt to the school’s younger students.
“We encourage the students to think outside the box, consider various perspectives and take risks,” Mrs Clay said.
“This allows the students to engage in higher-order thinking and to connect to the real world.”