Charities and school societies told students at the CAS (Creativity Activity Service) Fair, 29 August, about the different ways they can pursue their passions and make a difference to their community.
With over 60 groups at the fair, Plastic Free Seas, Leapfrog Kindergarten and Social Career were a few of the external charities that came to explain to students how they can support the organisation. More than 30 in-schools societies such as the Thrive Support Group, World Scholars Cup Team, Gardening Club, plus sports and music groups were also there to recruit new members to join their team.
Colin Spanos, CAS and TOK Coordinator commented, “It was great to hear and see the buzz of Island School students interacting with so many charities and activity providers. Our students were inquisitive and this helped them to learn about the opportunities available to them at our school and in the local community.”
Year 12 and 13 students commit to three CAS projects over an 18-month period as part of their IB Diploma course. This enables them to fulfil the ‘seven learning outcomes’ of CAS which includes the consideration of ethics of choices and actions and engaging with issues of global importance.