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Yearbook

This year I’m doing yearbook again with my friend Jolee, and lucky for us we got the arts pages! Last year I’ve heard that this section wasn’t handled so well, but hopefully this year we can remedy that. Our plan is this: I’ll take the pictures (of student art) throughout the spanse of the year, and Jols will edit it into the book. Of course we’ll both be helping each other if we need it. The one thing I really need to remind myself about is that I need to get names as well as the art, so we can write who did what! So far its going pretty well, except I keep forgetting my camera at home! I’m thinking about getting someone to just remind me to bring it in every, for instance, Tuesday lunch or something as that’ll keep me organized and ready to create.

Jhr News Reflection

One really cool article I’ve read lately from JHR is about a boy the same age as me, 15, in Sierra Leone who built his own FM transmitter for his own radio station! He had previously figured out how to power lights and provide electricity by making his own batteries, and he has now made his own radio station with him as the DJ, known as DJ Focus. The need for electricity is great in Sierra Leone, and even though the boy, (Kelvin)’s power only goes on once a week, it has a great impact on his community. His next project will be to create a windmill that will provide electricity to his community, and he is also the youngest person ever invited to the ‘Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT! I’d say thats a pretty big accomplishment for someone so young. For more information, go to http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/technology-1/this-15-year-old-from-sierra-leone-builds-batteries-transmitters-and-generators-out-of-scrap.html?p=home&s=home.

Personal Project so far

So my personal project this year, Perspectives of the Glass City, is going really well! To put it simply, I’m taking pictures of parts of Vancouver that people don’t usually get to see much of. Then I’ll be making a book out of that, and a short movie about it as well. I also just learned that it counts as a creative and possible service commitment, which is nice because it just adds more commitments to my year! I’m really enjoying the editing process, which I’m on as I’ve finished taking the actual pictures. More a much more detailed summary, see http://perspectivesoftheglasscity.weebly.com/. Anyways, I just wanted to write a little about it because so far I’m really enjoying the project and everything is going smoothly!

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!

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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