CAS Reflection 3

These past few months, I have been working with the Sekolah Bisa students along with Aisya and Seung Hun to make the Sekolah Bisa Band and I am happy to say that it has gone reasonably well. The kids have been enthusiastic and it has been a pleasure and a challenge teaching them. I have found keeping them focused has been extremely hard as they tend to lose focus very easily and can be distracted by the many instruments in the room. We try to keep the children focused on one instrument so that the band can progress, however I suppose it’s a good thing that the children want to try out as many instruments as possible so that they know what they’re comfortable with.

We have decided on an Indonesian reggae song we hope to perform soon. It’s called “Go Green”by Momonon. It has a catchy tune and it’s overall easy to play, the kids should be able to learn the chords easily. More than that, the lyrics tell of Indonesia’s environmental struggles such as pollution and constant traffic jams. Because of this, we hope this song is able to make people aware of the environmental problems Indonesia faces in the future. With that, I believe I have achieved LO2, as I have constantly thought of new ways to try and teach the kids, and LO6, as this song’s lyrics reflect not only on Indonesia’s environmental problems, but the whole world as well.

Activity Progress CP 2

My Cardio training is going smoothly, despite the fact that it has been raining very frequently so, training outside on PE days had to be moved to the gym. I have to say, I think I’d prefer the gym on the account of AC, and there are machines specifically designed to help you exercise, opening up a wide variety of exercises to increase cardiovascular muscle strength. I’ve been certain to use the treadmill any chance I get during those lessons. You know what they say, “Never skip leg day!”, and I have been continuously joining Mr. Metters’ morning training sessions every Wednesday. I have also taken the opportunity to try out the rowing machines as that also tests endurance, as well as the bike machines. Because I was in a gym, I couldn’t help but try the weight machines as well. Even though they focus more on lifting heavy weights rather than steady endurance, it’s still a useful skill to have.

I believe I have been making steady progress towards meeting my goal of being able to run 5km in 30 minutes or less.