Yearbook S1 Reflection (Grade 12)

Investigation

The sign-up was done through the school system while browsing through the system I noticed this wonderful opportunity to design the school yearbook. I always wanted to design the yearbook and wanted to take this small risk and start designing it during my final year.

Preparation

We planned the schedule of what pieces ro design, I decided to join the senior quotes and a references section in the yearbook which is a very important responsibility> So we had to design the typeset and printing formats as well as superlatives and senior quotes.

Action

Currently, we have decided on the superlative categories after painstaking deliberation. We have also decided on the printing and typesetting formats and colours. We have to now decide on 2 questions to ask every senior and record their answers under their name and picture. Each student will get half a page so we have to decide on what goes on each section. We have to start voting on people for each superlative category and also arrange for photographs with adequate props. Then we have to receive each student’s (Grade 12) indivuidual photo for the regular pages.

I think I have achieved LO2 because I had to come out of my comfort zone to actively collaborate with people and make sure my voice is heard which went smoother than I expected it to go. I think I also achieve LO1 which is my strengths as I am good at graphic design and good with technology already, I am a great addition to the team in facilitating any digital hiccups that might arise

Photography Season 2 – First 3 stages

Investigation

At first I was hesitant to take a second season of photography, but after experiencing the first I’m glad I did, I found that there was always so much more left to learn and always widen my horizons, after all no work of art is said to ever be complete. Sign-ups were done through the school system. I realised that photography was not that popular among people for 2 seasons but still decided to take it because I aim to finish anything I start to learn.

Preparation

Always being punctual, always having an open mindset to learn and most importantly, always having fun. Being creative in the arts really enriches my IB learning since I am more oriented towards science and mathematics. At the beginning of every lesson Mr. Caleb would ask me what I would like to learn and I would choose a new and interesting aspect to learn. Discussions at the end of class also arose about the learning outcomes of the day.

Action

The action taken was to study the more finer aspects of photography such as:

  • How to ‘Build up’ and image
  • Multiple angular light sources
  • different image sensors along with exotic lenses
  • Light filters, mood and overlaying

and more..

. Above is me with a very heavy portrait zoom lens with a f1.2 aperture

We also talked about taking photos at different location and the implications of taking another person’s photo int he proper way as well as respecting people’s privacy.

Here is some of my final works

More of my outcome work will be in the next post where I will also be discussing, in detail, the learning outcomes and possibly some real-life connections

 

First 3 stages Yoga with Meditation season 2

Investigation

Sign-ups were done from the school system, S1 and S2 commitment was already there hence carried forward. I was also grateful that I had signed up for another season because in all honesty, I don’t think a single season is enough to bring out the full benefits of yoga.

Preparation

In preparation we were told only 2 thing, the first was that Yoga is a big step forward so showing determination by being puntual and always giving it our all was the key, secondly we wrote down our goals and possible reasons for taking the activity/ benefits we might attain by the ens of the activity.

Action

Action was basically pushing ourselves hard, but not too hard! to do Yoga with the best of our abilities and the right mindset.

 

We concentrated on the harmony between out minds and bodies, our breadth and spirit and sought balance. Some of the exercises were tiresome but I felt quite lively and healthy after completing them.

Detailed discussion about the learning outcomes will be in the next post along with possible demonstration/real-world application.

First 3 stages of CAS for PPIS N2 S2

Investigation

Was done through the school system, registration carried forward from the previous season and I was interested to continue.

Planning/Preparation

We have a master planning document (See below) where week by week groups of 2-3 people take charge of planning lout that particular week’s session. It’s always wonderful to work with the kids and the few weeks in which they didn’t visit us had us slightly disappointed. We had an assignment of group roles and responsibilities of which I put myself forward for communications/media officer, other people went for service chair and logistics officer. Majority of the service media is taken by me with some contributions from other students as it is my responsibility as media officer.

Action

As stated before, we worked in groups of 2-3 to plan every week’s session. For example my group (consisting of me and Fayyaz) planned on the theme of “Little Red Riding Hood”Some of the challenges we faced were keeping the children engaged, overcoming language and communication barriers and choosing very appropriate videos and game for our very young audience.

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Later we arranged outdoor activities for the kids…

All of us also contributed in voting on suitable themes for other groups to work on as well, and vice-versa we had people give opinions on the suitability of our theme as well.

Reflections on individual learning outcomes will be in the next post. As well as some demonstrations/real-life connections.