In year 12 and 13 CAS really allowed me to develop my skills and give back to the community in ways which I had not been given he opportunity to before. This was what was discussed with my mentor in our third (and last) CAS interviewee.
In service I took part in optimal health, a service project which provided three rounds of vaccinations for the local children of sekola bisa. These vaccinations are supplied to schools by the government but since these children at sekola bisa do not have birth certificates they cannot attend public school. This project also managed the nutritional aspect of sekola bisa by collecting funds and donating rice to the school. We raised 2 million from a bake sale in year 12 and also managed to set up a dental program where a hospital come to the school to deliver teeth checkups and cleaning for the children. We have achieved our intended goals as we administered the vaccinations, set up the dental program and raised money for the school. Our project was/is sustainable as most the the hospitals provide the checkups and vaccinations for the children for free and so money raised can go to other aspects of the children’s health such as nutrition. The year 12s who are taking over this year hopefully will maintain the contacts we made throughout our time and continue to work hard to benefit the children of sekola bisa. In this project the challenges that we undertaken lead me to understand how we can make a difference in our community and how small actions have big consequences on those around us the most significant learning out come for me here was “LO6:I engage with issues of global significance”
I incorporated creativity in my service projects in many ways. My architecture for nature group used software to design a medical room which was then build and then decorated by us. I also took part in many school activities such as the summer fair, christmas decorating, the haunted house all of which benefitted the school community. Also my baking group we baed for children in cybershanty. Creativity allowed me to adres ethical and social issues as well as bond with a team.
In my activity aspect of CAS I feel I was successful. All through year 12 I participated in NIKe fitness during PE and then spinning in year 13. I was also motivated to start attending the school gym as well as get membership for my own gym to use in my spare time. I really feel as though my fitness has improved drastically in the last year and a half and CAS is the element that has allowed for continuity and stability of routines as well as goals to meet.
Overall, I have completed all the required reflections and attended all required CAS interviews with my supervisor and provided evidence of my CAS into my blog.
Spinning is a very new skill for me and after each class I have to stretch to avoid being in constant pain for the next week. I have not been able to go over resistance level 5 however I am hoping that by being persistent I can go up to 6 in the next month. So far I have greatly enjoyed my classes as the group setting is motivating.
Wow, spinning has been such a enjoyable but extremely challenging new skill to develop. I have enjoyed my weekly sessions as they provide me with a time in school where I can feel focused on something that is not my school work which is incredibly beneficial to my over all well being. I have in the end been able to reach resistance level 10 and I am happy with my progress, I think I progressed most because I showed perseverance LO4 and was able to decide on a simple goal that I was able to to achieve week to week LO3. I think I really enjoyed the group setting of this work out class and have enjoyed developing a new skill which I hope to continue in term 3 LO2. This activity has really benefitted my social and school life and I really feel the benefit of group work out classes where we are all able to motivate and be there for each other.
Spinning has definitely been an exceptionally challenging experience, the 30 minuet lessons once a week leave me feeling tired but also with a sense of achievement. By following a structured program set by a teacher I am able to follow a lesson plan and end each lesson with a feeling of accomplishment. So far I am able to bring the resistance up to 7 and I am pleased with my progress.
In term 1 I decided to challenge my self to try a new sport and develop a new skill. I decided to do a group fitness spinning class for three months to increase fitness levels and improve stamina. I want to work to improve my fitness and endurance and I feel as though PE spinning is a fantastic opportunity to do so. I have decided that in each class I will be increasing the resistance on the bike in order to make the work out progressively more difficult, I will measure my improvement buy how much I am able to turn the resistance up to before the work out becomes too difficult.
I completed the 10K in one hour 11 minuets which I am happy with because it was under one hour 15. I feel like this journey has been physically and mentally challenging, allowing me to explore the extent of my fitness. Completing the 10K is an achievement I have enjoyed and I think has been incredibly fulfilling. This CAS activity as a whole has allowed me to complete LO1: Identify areas for growth (As I realise my fitness was deteriorating therefore decided to do a 10K) LO3: I plan and initiate (as I had a goal and developed a plan to meet said goal) and LO4: I persevere (10K is not something that I could have done a year ago and although it was challenging I did it)
I have currently finished week 5, however since I was in the UK I had to completed the 20K outside and ran around 3K each day. Since y12 my fitness has increased a considerable amount. In y11 I was not able to run at all and was out of breath all the time, I feel as though running a 10K would be a good marker of how far my fitness has come. By running outside I am able to test different terrains and enjoy it more than I would have indoors. I feel as though my progress is continuing well.
i have found my progress to be challenging but rewarding. So far I have completed week one which was to run 10K in one week, I began with running 2K a day in the mornings before school. I have in the past done treadmill exsersies however not constantly nor have I added up weekly distances. Having a goal makes running more rewarding. I was motivated to complete this buy my NIKE fitness in y12.
I have a personal goal to run the Jakarta 10K in less that an hour and 15 minutes. I intend to design a program that allows me to improve my fitness to the point where I am able to do this. I have planned that our two months I am going to gradually increase the distance I cover.
week one: 10 K
Week two: 13 K
Week three: 13K
Week four: 15 K
Week five: 20K
Week six: Rest and 5K
I had my second CAS mentor meeting with Mr Shand, this was very helpful to me in assessing how far I have come in CAS and where I need to go. For creativity have been involved in many small projects throughout the year however these in the end accounted for most of my CAS creativity. It made me realise the importance of smaller projects on the larger scale and the importance of getting involved wherever I can. For Activity I took part constantly in NIKE fitness as well as personal fitness regimes and as a result I a far fitter than I have ever been. My service was a large talking point of the discussion as it has been my constant project in CAS; optimal health and A4N both of which I have been heavily involved in through the year. The CAS mentor meeting allowed to me to replect on my past CAS year and set some goals for next year such as going to morning fitness and how my service projects will be passed on to y 12.