Culturama Reflection #1 (CAS-Activity)

LO1-Identifying strengths and develop areas for personal growth

I am honestly really grateful to be a part of Culturama this year-I will be representing India! I’m am in the Ghoomar dance(1 of the 2) of India, a Rajasthani fast paced dance form.I have been dancing for a long time and I absolutely love it , through this experience I hope to improve my dancing skills and learn a new dance form9I’m concentrating on improving my facial expressions.

The audition period was stressful and nerve wracking. Looking back, it was nevertheless, enjoyable.As I missed the first practice(due to the re-auditions), I had quite some part of the dance to catch up on, the dance leaders were really helpful and gave us a video of the first rehearsal for us to practice.We have to spin numerous times, it truly makes us dizzy. Comments include, “I’m pretty sure I’m gonna faint” and “I need a bucket off stage to puke into”. If I said my stomach didn’t hurt, I’d be lying(I’m blaming the flu). I’ve been able to make friends, from grades above and below mine, we’ve been bonding nicely, after all we’re in this together! We really are challenging ourselves with this dance, hopefully our efforts pay off and we are able to put up an excellent performance! We have had 3 practices so far, amazingly, we have finished the choreography and now we are working on some formations!

The light plot is coming up soon and I am really excited, can’t wait for the big show. The entire school is hyped, tickets just went on sale yesterday! I love the fact that this event is a celebration of cultures, embracing diversity and for a lot of people stepping out of your comfort zone, which is what UWC stands for.

Here is a video of the second practice(I’m in the first row, extreme right):

 

 

 

CompSci HL! Relflection

Today we learned about FizzBuzz: our ticket to recruitment.

The game itself is quite interesting and we all had a go at attempting to code it on netbeans.(Multiples of 3:Fizz, Multiples of 5:Buzz, Multiples of both? Fizzbuzz!)

Afterwards, Mr.McClure showed us the rest of the video where we learned different ways to code the same game. It started out with quite a long code but with multiple modifications it was condensed down to a concise one that would work effortlessly even when we had to switch things up.

It was nice to get a new perspective on things and learn how to execute our code in another way.

So far, the computer science classes have been interesting, we dove straight into coding, something which I don’t quite have much experience in but now i feel like I’m beginning to pick it up and it really is quite fun. It teaches you how to think logically. I’m looking forward to the classes!

What I’m excited for!

We just got introduced to the CAS programme and I am honestly really excited about the oppurtunities that await me. The list is overwhelming but I have managed to short list a bunch of activities that I have a positive feeling about.

I’m hyped for Culturama(having heard so many great things about it) and can’t wait for the auditions next week!

I’m also really excited for the one year of local service that will let me connect with the community, help people out and I’m sure it’s going to be life changing.

I have a fair idea of the clubs I want to join but I can’t seem to choose a GC!

What Akanksha taught me

There are a plethora of opportunities awaiting us in the upcoming months.

Project week offers a new insight, learning that is beyond the classroom. It provides an unparalleled experience, the opportunity to meet people who lead completely different lives and learn from them.From intense physical exertion to connecting with the people around you, we gradually become acutely aware of the marvels of nature and the unexpected things we have in common by reaching out.

Akanksha taught me that it is alright to be scared, her incredible feat; addressing a large gathering of people with knocking knees but realising that she is their voice, inspires me.