To start thinking about which CAS activities and services would be best suited for me, here is a breakdown of ‘me’.
My skills and strengths would definitely lean more towards the arts. Writing, drawing and visual arts, reading, photography and film directing and making are my strongest skills which open up a wide range of possible activities I could become a part of. My strengths, or at least what I think my strengths are, are being an effective communicator, teaching and helping people learn (certain things, definitely not in the maths and science department), being compassionate and caring, organised and inquisitive, a good listener and open-minded.
Outside of school, my interests would be reading, photography, short film-making, Netflixing (if that counts), and Muay Thai Boxing. In terms of service and my passions, working with and improving the lives of the less privileged is very important to me. I most strongly believe in gender equality and empowering females, young girls in particular. I would say I’m a feminist, but a low-key high-key one, and would really thrive working in a service which inspires and aids girls in countries where their basic human rights have been stripped from them and where they are not allowed education or freedom. I would also enjoy working with any clubs involved with human rights as I have been a member of Amnesty International for the past 4 years and have become very passionate about the issue.
My goals which I would aim to achieve throughout the year and through CAS would be to be more mindful, particularly about the lives of people around me and those less fortunate. I want to be more aware of global concerns and world events. To improve my skills I want to dedicate more time to art and practicing different styles so I can better myself in the subject, and I would also like to work on my public speaking as when confronted by a large audience I turn into a mumbling idiot.
CAS activities which I feel would appeal most to me are ones which work with special needs children, and those who want to do art and learn to read, and working with young girls. Journalistic clubs like Yearbook and Humans of UWCSEA interest me because I enjoy writing and photography and working directly with people. Photography and digital art clubs for example HS Artist in Residence would be beneficial to me as it would help my art IB.
Let’s see how it goes.