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LEGO Workshop

For the last couple months I’ve been volunteering at a really cool workshop with my friend Sarah (Halldorson) at the West Vancouver Community Centre. We work with maybe fifteen or twenty kids from ages 4-6 in a more advanced type of LEGO building workshop. This is actually really cool because we get to meet a lot of new people, kids included! The class is led by Dave; a paid worker for the WVCC who sets up how the class works. Recently I’ve found out that some of the kids go to Mulgrave, which is a pretty cool connection since we would’ve probably never met otherwise! I’m glad I got involved in this initiative, and I think I’ll be signing up again in January to do it for another 10 weeks!

We Day!

A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to go to We Day 2012! I could spend hours writing about it, but the main point I want to make is this: If you ever get a chance to go, GO! Many people didn’t go because we had another fieldtrip that day, or it seemed boring, or it seemed like it wouldn’t apply to them. But I just wanted to tell everyone that it DOES apply to everyone, and its really fun too! We got to hear from awesome speakers like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Magic Johnson, Spencer West and more as well as hear singers like Demi Lovato, Shawn Desman, and My Name is Kay. I really enjoyed the mix of motivational speakers, singers, and personal stories that we got to hear throughout the day. The point of We Day is to leave feeling inspired and excited to make a difference in the world, something that I know I got from the experience. Looking forward to next year!

CAS Plan

# Core Commitments Category     Local/global/group/school
(for service only)
1 Personal   Project Creativity    
2 Soccer Action    
3 Yearbook   Service   School/group
4 WVCC Volunteering Service   Local/group
5 Green Team Service   School/local/group (global ideas)

 

# Other Commitments Category
  Local/global/group/school
(for service only)
1 Yoga Action    
2 Choir Creativity    
3 Duke of   Edinburgh? Action    

 

– Stay on track with DPA and school activities (in order to stay on track with commitments)

– Keep up with recordings of action and service for Duke of Edinburgh (so as not to get off track)

– Go to meetings for every commitment (Green Team, DOE, Yearbook, Personal Project)

– Remember to balance Personal Project especially with school work

– Keep up with WVCC volunteering (remember weekly workshops and special events)

– Stay open minded to each commitment (don’t be afraid to take on new commitments/try new things within the club)

– Steadily improve in skills such as soccer and choir through the year

– Be active in each group (don’t just be there, actually contribute)

 

8 Learning Outcomes

How will your plan meet the 8 eFolio    Learning Outcomes

SELF-AWARENESS Remember   to reflect every so often on level of commitment etc. to school and out of   school commitments
EXPLORATION Learn   new things within commitments
PLANNING   & INITIATIVE Stay   organized throughout the year with schoolwork and other work
COLLABORATION Do   projects for commitments both in groups and by myself
COMMITMENT Keep up   with all commitments by going to all meetings
‘GLOBALOCAL’   IMPACT Develop   ideas focused on more global issues than just school based 
ETHICS Remember   to ask myself if what I’m doing is right for me within commitments etc.
NEW   SKILLS Learn   new skills by constantly challenging myself within commitments etc.

 

 

Reflection- Duke of Edinburgh

This year I’ll be working on my silver Duke of Edinburgh pin, as I mentioned in my last reflection! I’m really looking forward to it because I enjoyed last year’s Bronze level and I found it really gave me some self awareness I didn’t know I had. Hopefully this year goes the same! So far I’m well on my way for recording my commitments and physical activity as well, as silver level participants have to do their volunteering and commitments for six months. They also have to do six months of either physical activity or a skill, and 3 months for the other. I think I’ll be doing six months of both! We’ve been to one meeting where my silver group talked about four possibilities to narrow down, including a ski trip and sailing, which I would love to learn. Overall, I’m really excited for this year in Duke of Edinburgh.

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