Aida was this year’s high school production, with music written by Elton John and Tim Rice. This year, on the 23rd and 24th of January, Tabitha was fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to set up a baked goods stand to offer light snacks to the audience before the show began.
For this event, we baked brownies, as well as sold snacks at the stall. All proceeds from this event went into funding next year’s project week trip to Cambodia, which involves paying for materials to build houses for the underprivileged. Selling and baking goods for a cause we believe in was an extremely enriching experience for us, and we managed to raise a total of around 790 SGD.
Through this experience, we explored learning outcome 5: Demonstrating the skills and recognizing the benefits of working collaboratively. The event incorporated the help of various people within the GC, some baked the goods, some funded the costs going into the goods, and some took time after school to set up and sell to the audience.
We worked together to bake a variety of food items and managed to sell goods efficiently by giving each person at the stall a role. Given the chance to do it again, we would need to work on effectively communicating and predicting just how much food we need for the event, as there was a substantial amount of goods left over after the event. Although this was taken back by the group members, it would be more reasonable to make as much as we are planning to sell. In addition to this, we would also probably cut out the drinks because it did not sell as well as predicted, and the pricing was more complex due to having to rent out additional reusable cups.
On the 25th of May we will be leaving for project week. My group is going to Cambodia to work with a service called ‘Free the Bears’. I think I will work on learning outcome 4 as we have to plan the activities with our service partners. We will also have to work collaboratively with our service partners and hence I will also be working on learning outcome 5. Our planning has been smooth so far. Our service partners have been very responsive and even when there have been doubts or forms for them to sign, they have been quick to respond. I am eagerly looking forward to this trip as I feel strongly towards animal welfare.
One challenge that we might face on project week is working in the wilderness as we are not accustomed to it, however, I am looking forward to doing service and contributing towards animal welfare.
I recently participated in the SIMUN (Singapore International Model Untied Nations) conference. It was my first international conference and I found it very informative and enjoyable. I learned how a conference works as well as how to interact with people of different cultures to create a resolution. I thus worked on learning outcomes 5 and 6 as I had to work collaboratively to find a solution to an issue of global significance
I have found service with SUNDAC to be a rewarding and enriching experience on the whole. Recently, we were focusing mainly on improving the motor skills of our clients through the use of music. We practised different beats on the drums and created a sequence that we performed alongside SUNDAC for a primary school close to our school. It was heartwarming to see the interaction between the children and SUNDAC. It was a new experience for me as I have never played the drums before and learned some beats with our service partners. We had to work collaboratively amongst ourselves, with our service partners, and with the primary school in order to achieve this experience. Hence I feel that by doing so, I worked on learning outcome 5.
Overall, pre- season netball has been an interesting activity. I have learned several different exercises; with and without the use of balls. It helps in improving my overall fitness as well as is an interesting team sport that I have never played before. I think I worked on learning outcome 5 as I had to work collaboratively with a team to play the sport.
Last class I learned how to adjust the aperture and focal length of the camera. This helped me understand how to change what’s in focus in the camera as well as the relative distance and clarity of the background. I found the photography course extremely helpful and informative and continue to use the techniques shown by the teacher in order to adjust the lighting in the room while taking a photo. In order to to practise this, I had to work collaboratively with others who helped me understand how to use the camera well as well as posed for my pictures while I practised. Hence I worked on learning outcome 5.