The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Clash of Cricket in 7.2H

In Summer Term 7.2H participated in the Year 7 Action Research Project. The Action Research Project consisted of learning how to be an effective researcher and then offered an opportunity to apply those skills to an authentic research task.

7.2H was asked by the Claremont Nedlands Junior Cricket Club to shed some light on the decline in membership numbers for their Under 13 and Under 15 teams. We designed a survey for the Year 6, 7 and 8 Scotch boys and analysed over 200 responses. Some of the key findings of the survey included:

  • Boys who play cricket for a club at this age are generally very dedicated and passionate about the sport. They want to keep playing throughout high school and for most of them, cricket is their favourite summer sport;
  • The main reason boys stopped playing cricket was that it clashed with other sport commitments.

The project stretched the boys out of their comfort zone and they reported that it was fun, challenging and educational. Their newly acquired research skills will no doubt come in handy in future iLearn inquiries and in all academic fields.

Ms Gabriel Hodgson
7.2H Homeroom Teacher