Main CAS group: Project HOPE
Other CAS group: Feline Cross
Learning Outcome #1 : I identify my strengths, I identify areas for growth
In both CAS groups, I realised that I’ve been doing a lot of work related to designing posters, flyers, logos, etc. I know that art and design is something that I enjoy (my strength), and I identify areas that I can improve on such as receiving feedbacks/suggestions as well as teamwork and discussions.
Learning Outcome #2 : I undertake new challenges, I undertake new skills
I haven’t face any challenges so far in the two CAS groups and therefore I haven’t really develop new skills from it. I’m sure that I can be even more involved in something that I’m not comfortable with, such as in Project Hope, I am not really fond of being around with young children. Once I do, I can feel challenged and develop new skills for myself.
Learning Outcome #3 : I plan and initiate
In Project HOPE, we are all engaged in the planning of our upcoming event: the Gaming tournament. I suggest ideas and point out possible problems that might surface before, during, or after the event; and discussed it together with the whole group. I also designed some promotional poster for the event, and am ready to receive feedbacks and suggestions to improve my designs.
Since Feline Cross is not my primary CAS group, sometimes I miss out a couple of things going on. But we do gather together in lunch times to meet and discuss on the cat sanctuary that we will be building during our summer holiday. We looked at the design of the sanctuary and discussed about various ideas such as planning the inside of the sanctuary, possibly changing some materials, as well as solving problems.
Learning Outcome #4 : I show commitment, I persevere
I have constantly showed up in every single meetings assigned for both Feline Cross and Project Hope. I also participated in most discussions and therefore, I have shown and preserved my commitment on my two CAS groups.
Learning Outcome #5 : I demonstrate collaborative skills, I recognise the benefits of collaboration
In both of my CAS group, we are really close into taking action, therefore all we have did in the past few months is to communicate and discuss with each other, brainstorming ideas and evaluate possible problems and solutions. In Project HOPE, we are organising the gaming tournament that will raise funds for our orphanage clients, while in Feline Cross, we are going to build the cat sanctuary in school soon. By doing so, we can take action as early as we could and therefore collaborating is really beneficial for a team.
Learning Outcome #6 : I engage with issues of global significance
So far, I haven’t engage with any issues of global significance, because I missed the opportunity last term to help and tach/entertain the orphan children from Project Hope’s orphanage clients. However, I believe that this opportunity will come again maybe in the next term, and then I will be able to engage with some issues of global significance.
Learning Outcome #7 : I recognise ethical issues, I act ethically
In Feline Cross, we originally planned to sterilise the cats around the school, mainly because we want to prevent them to breed, resulting in more cats to care off (more funds needed to raise). However, I feel like sterilising cats is equal to killing them, because eventually the cats will die of old age. So I pushed the idea of sterilising the cats away and I am still trying to convince the whole team to neutralise that idea.