CAS Results show
CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) is one of the core courses of IB. In addition to letting students gain subject knowledge, it aims to cultivate innovation, sports performance and service consciousness. CAS activities start at 3:30pm every afternoon in Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School and are anticipated by all IB students. After a day of intense studying, students can join in activities based on their interests and they get to mingle with students from different classes. This semester, SIPFLS has offered nearly 20 different types of activities that students can take part in, including photography, creative performance, costume design, yoga, long-distance running, football, animal caring, environmental protection, and charity sales. Now that we have come to the end of a semester, let us celebrate their achievements!
At the end of the semester, the photography club planned and put on a photo exhibition, carefully selecting 50 out of 200 photos, and organizing them according to 8 different themes. The connotation of each work was explored in a short analytical description. The photography exhibition stimulated the students' interest in photography and also allowed the audience to pay more attention to the beautiful scenery around them, suggesting that anyone can be a photographer.
创意表演社团也“碰撞”出别样的火花，前半学期，两位成员在世界读书日活动中呈现了精彩的表演。后半学期，大家又各自进行独立创作，有的自编自导自演，将柳宗元散文《童区寄传》改编成一则广播剧；有的则录制了一期《夜幕 · 听书》广播节目—《相恋80年的故事》。
Though slim in numbers, the creative performance club had two members give a wonderful performance during the World Book Day activity in the first half of the semester. They learnt a lot from the drama performance. In the second half of the semester, they embarked on independent projects. Some of them wrote, directed or acted. Some adapted Liu Zongyuan's prose, "Tong Qu Ji Chuan" into a radio play. Others recorded a radio program called "Night-time Book Listening" -- a story of 80 years in love. The weekly CAS time provides a time and space for students to explore their creativity.
The cooking club is a playground of flavours. The students gave full play to their creative ideas and worked together to present a variety of delicious dishes. Among them are the exquisite ice-sugar gourd, the crisp and sweet matcha beef, the soft and delicious stewed beef, the melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies, and the savoury vegetable rice ball. The careful selection of materials, the mastery of heat and the matching of ingredients are a powerful embodiment of the team members' creativity. This has been and always will be what the cooking club strives to achieve.
During dance club sessions, you can often see experienced members patiently leading the earnest but slightly anxious novices in executing dance movements. The dance members this semester have different strengths and skills. At the beginning, they encountered many difficulties when learning line dancing. Hence, they took time outside of official practice sessions to discuss movement formation and choreography. Finally, they were able to give a wonderful dance performance during the World Book Day activity. In addition, they rehearsed the dance "Uh-oh" and the song "Through the Long Years with You."
This year's newly established fashion design community is also full of students who have potential. At the beginning of the semester, students hand-sewed fashionable wallets.
After getting familiar with the basics of sewing, students tried to design various styles of clothes. Let’s have the designers explain their inspiration:
“我们的灵感来源于知名服装系列——盖娅传说，盖娅传说将中国元素和各类服装版型相互融合，彰显中国古典特色的同时不失时尚感。我们的设计以藏青色为主并加入些许渐变元素，然后将这些元素与裙子结合。制作的过程“甜蜜而艰辛”，缝纫技术的不足导致我们的作品一开始松松垮垮，但经过每节课经验的积累，我们学会了合理和高效使用各种，使效率大大提高，最终呈现出我们最满意的作品。 ”——Y10 Group (柴源Louise，吴宇萱Linda,江馨语Sherry,郁欣宜 Vickey)
"We were inspired by the famous clothing collection, ‘The Legend of Gaia’. It combines Chinese elements with various other clothing styles to evoke classical Chinese elements while maintaining aesthetics. Our design focuses on the use of navy blue with some gradient shades which we combined with the design of the dress. We ran into some minor obstacles during the production process. Our lack of experience in sewing initially caused our works to be structurally loose. However, with practice and experience, we learned to use different kinds of materials which greatly improved the workmanship and quality of work and we were finally able to present a product we were most satisfied with. "-- Y10 Group (Louise Chai, Linda Wu, Sherry Jiang, Vickey Yu)
Some of these creative works are inspired by life, some by hobbies that students have had since childhood. These creative works were not accomplished overnight. Behind each piece of work lies a student’s relentless introspection and drive to achieve perfection. It is also due to cooperation with each other that has made it possible for students to create these works of art. CAS is a platform for individuals to learn about themselves and work together as a team; CAS is also an extension of students' classroom life, allowing them to discover the interesting things in life and to explore them in a way that brings out the best in every student.
Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is an experiential learning programme that involves IB students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies.
The most meaningful CAS experience comes from spending time with others to build relationships and develop the self-worth of both the server and served. In Year 10, students have begun to immerse themselves in different self-initiated programmes so as to prepare themselves for the CAS spirit in their IB years. Here are some ongoing programmes: