Final DP CAS Reflection


Learning Outcomes Achieved? Nature/Location of Evidence
(LO#1) Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth Yes

At SAISA Music 2019, I was able to effectively recognize my strengths as a Euphonium player and musician in general, while also improving my skills quite a lot in a short time by realizing where I needed improvement the most and committing myself to getting better.  The difficult nature of the music we played ensured that I needed to put in the time and the effort to learn it, and improve my skills overall along the way. 

(LO#2) Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process Yes

SAISA Swimming 2020 was a great demonstration of me undertaking the challenge of being team captain for the first time, and developing new/better leadership skills. I also challenged myself to improve as a swimmer, entering the 400 meter freestyle for the first time and coming 5th overall. 

(LO#3) Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience Yes

My project is the best example I have of my planning and initiation of a CAS experience, with me doing an immense amount of pre-planning, planning, and then an effective execution of said plan/pre-plan. 

(LO#4) Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences Yes

I felt the fact that I’ve continued with the CAS lifestyle even during the difficult time of quarantine is a strong example of my commitment to the ideals and activities of CAS. 

(LO#5) Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively Yes

Collaboration has always been a strong point for me, and I think it shows in just about every single CAS experience I’ve had. In particular, I think the strongest demonstration was in that of “Oliver!” where there were so many different elements that I had to work with, from the cast to the rest of the band to the directors, and we all reaped the rewards of a tightly put together team for the show. 

(LO#6) Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance Yes

One issue that is very key to young people these days is the problem of human induced climate change, and while I have always been engaged with the issue, SAISA music 2020 stands out as a CAS experience where I participated to raise awareness for the issue with the theme “zero-hour”, which references the critical nature of the issue.

(LO#7) Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions Yes

While I’ve always considered the ethics of the choices and actions I make, it’s always inherent for me. I can’t really think of a particular example that stands out among all my posts, as I believe it is something I have always done. I strive to be ethical and moral in my actions, and one activity that is involved with the idea of considering implications for actions is Boy Scouts. 


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