During our weekly Friday Assembly, this week the Sixes participated in our annual CAS Assembly, presenting different aspects of their IB Diploma Program's Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) experiences with reflections on the challenges, rewards, and lessons learned from each. Some Sixes shared their creative outlets such as digital art, playing instruments, blogging, and choreographing. Others highlighted examples of the wide range of activity experiences promoting personal physical health from hiking, dancing, team sports, and even physical therapy.
The diversity of service learning experiences was incredible and constituted the bulk of the assembly time. Sixes found opportunities online and in-person, as well as in their local communities both in the US and abroad. They worked with people, organizations, animals, and the environment, and the inherent reciprocity of service learning was well evidenced in their presentations.
The most common themes that the Threes, Fours, and Fives identified in the Sixes' reflections were the roles of communication, collaboration, and time management--all learning outcomes they, too, reflect on when engaging in their own service learning. As our Fives now embark upon their own CAS Projects, they certainly left Friday's assembly inspired by the accomplishments of our Sixes.