PLC Abuzz with Innovation

PLC Perth has been named one of Australia’s most innovative schools for the second year in a row by The Educator magazine.australia's-most-innovative-schools

The accolade was awarded for the Year 9 Innovation Project, which had two primary goals – to get students involved in solving real-world problems and to explicitly teach creativity.

Students in Year 9 worked to identify solutions to one of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Abby Hogan (pictured) chose to focus on bee conservation and produced and sold ‘Bee Scene’ tea towels to raise money for over 100 native bee-attracting seedlings and planted them in a Claremont park.

Another group focused on the UN Sustainable Goal of quality education and after finding that the earthquake-hit Indonesian school of Gill Meno did not have access to books, set about generating local business sponsorship to raise funds to purchase books and re-stocking their library.

The Educator received over 300 entries from a diverse range of schools around the country. For PLC, this award further recognises PLC as one of the most innovative schools in the country and solidifies the school’s position as being at the forefront of change and innovation by trying new approaches to teaching and learning that are shaping the educational landscape of the future.

Watch Abby’s project video below:

Watch Indah, Ella W, Ella B, and Blaise’s project video below:

The Educator recently interviewed our Principal, Ms Cate Begbie, on the School’s extraordinary accomplishment. Read more here.

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