Published on: 1 September 2016

Christ Church Grammar School Year 5 teacher Sally Mackinnon has been recognised for her outstanding work in educating boys.

Sally recently took her Year 5 students on a wonderful journey, utilising the action based learning approach, where they focused on a global environmental issue and discovered how they could positively impact one of the world’s most complex problems. 

The topic ‘water and the world’ is something our students know something about living in Perth. With repetitive water saving campaigns throughout our summers coupled with the dialogue about climate change the boys came together, using 21st century skills, to gain a greater understanding of what water scarcity means for us and the world. 

Sally’s IBSC Action Research Report has been identified as being one of the top seven reports that will be highlighted by the IBSC on their website. This is a wonderful achievement as her report was selected from 40+ research reports from around the world. 

The boys are now well versed in the subject, its impact on the world and its people, and the type of interventions that can address the situation. They have learnt to think about a global issue and act locally, with many of them making adjustments to their everyday life to bring about positive change.