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Meaningful learning experiences often take place outside of the classroom. This is the philosophy that is the foundation for CAS! This programme encourages students to find experiences that they enjoy and will continue to engage in after high school.
G12 student Sung Eun Kim decided to challenge herself physically and mentally by taking on a new sport, Fencing!
The goal she set for herself was to commit to the twice weekly training sessions, develop fundamental skills of fencing, and eventually challenge others to match play. These goals connect to Learning Outcomes 1 & 2 which address identifying new skills for development and identifying areas of strength and growth within an activity.
Self-reflection is a powerful tool for recognizing concepts and methods that lead to improved performance. CAS students are required to provide insightful and meaningful reflections related to their experiences.
Sung states through reflection, "I should work more on hand-eye coordination when I am doing a marche or rompre at the same time as doing other skills such as degagement, battement, fente, and more. This is because when I just to marche or rompre, I quickly move my feet. However, when I try to do marche or rompre while doing other techniques, I lose my speed and focus only on the upper part of my body.
In order to improve on this particular weakness, I should film myself doing marche or rompre, along with other skills. Therefore, this will help me to see why I am slowing down, and what particular skills that I need to practice more while moving my legs."
If you have a CAS experience you would like highlighted please contact Mr. Jarman at email@example.com.