We were meant to finish the DJ club activity with a performance but unfortunately, due to COVID, we were unable to do so. During Lockdown I was able to practice my DJ club skills, with software on the computer, building on what I had been learning at school. In this circumstance, CAS pushed me to take on a challenge which I would never normally do. Musical performances are not something I have a lot of experience doing so this activity forced me to push myself out of my comfort zone and learn a brand new skill. Furthermore, performing in front of my peers in the activity has given more confidence in public performances such as public speaking and I believe this is something I will be able to apply moving forward. Given how successful this opportunity has been, I am looking forward to taking on new artistic opportunities in the future, for example, I may try Kahaani as a new artistic challenge. Added to this, I believe that my skills will be transferable to university as I believe there will be many opportunities where I can perform my DJ skills.
Overall, I have really appreciated and enjoyed being pushed by CAS to do experiences that I usually would not do. Over the past year, I involved myself in dances and clubs to fulfil different requirements, forcing myself out of my comfort zone to develop my levels of confidence in accepting new challenges. I have been able to develop my communication and teamwork skills through both my activities (basketball and football) and my service (lighthouse motor skills). My service and my team as captain of the football team also gave me a leadership role which taught me a lot about how best to manage and lead people in an effective manner. LO1 has been particular significant for me as I have noticed myself really making an effort to step back and reflect on the outcomes of different things I have done and how I can improve them in the future.
The article in the Guardian was written about Richard Flanagan and his new book ‘The Living Sea of Waking Dreams”. As an Australian writer, it may initially appear unusual that such a article was published in a British news journal
The various posters stare down at us in the room. They tut to themselves disapprovingly at our conversation, wondering when we will consider the beauty of Arundhati words. The students, little plankton in the ocean of the literary world. It was raining that day in Tampines, the raindrops were slanted silver ropes which slammed into loose earth, ploughing it up like gun-fire.
Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
lo1 lo2 lo5 lo2 lo4
lo6 for lighthouse motor
lo3 project week
lo7 Recognise and consider the ethics implications of choices and actions for light house motor
lighthouse motor lo6 and lo5
dj lo4 lo2
football lo1 lo2
project week lo3
What is this play about? Is it staggeringly inarticulate?
The American Dream is the idea that anyone working hard enough can achieve success and wealth. In this case, the success of their sales determines their wealth and their progress towards this dream. They perceive the leads that they are receiving as ‘unfair’ as it makes it that much more difficult to achieve this ideal style of living. As middle class working men, the company they are working for are blocking them from achieving the American Dream, whilst also hurting their manhood. The younger man comes into the office and insults their male identity, making them feel even more insecure about their success in society. In doing so, Mamet is critiquing the model of the typical American business model, portraying it as unequal and competitive. Furthermore, Mamet use of staggering language in which the actors repeat themselves to illustrate them as being unable to articulate themselves. In doing so, Mamet is making an allusion to these men being unable to express themselves in a society where the work ethic is always competitive and they are forced to work towards this imaginary ‘dream’.