Writing french letters to elderly people!

During French class, we took the opportunity to write some letters to some elderly people living in France, in the letters we would talk about our experience with the pandemic, how it changed our life, etc. I talked about how when I first moved to Sri Lanka we only had a few weeks of school until the first lockdown, it was a great way to vent about some of the…

Helping more around the house, cooking, gardening, and surfing!

The last years have been pretty difficult, we all had a lot of curveballs thrown at us with constant shifts from lockdown to face to face, however, one thing I wasn’t expecting was that I would be moving back to the UK at the end of the year! Since we didn’t have anywhere to stay we’ve been staying at my grandparent’s house for the last couple of weeks from both…

Update on my CAS goals

It’s been a few months now since I first started CAS, and just as I expected, the journey to where I am today has been very unexpected. With Covid going up and down, and with DP workloads getting higher and higher it’s been hard to find the time for CAS. Thankfully I’ve found support with my friends and family, who’ve helped me come as far as I have today, whether…

Taking part in “The Margin”

During my time in OSC, I’ve found it hard to participate in school service activities, particularly because of constant lockdowns, DLP, etc. I also found it hard to find something I felt passionate about, but I actually managed to find a small group called “The Margin”. In short, The Margin aims to create a safe place for underrepresented groups in OSC. It also aims to create more awareness, giving more…

Gecko Net Part 2

Since my last TOK entry for Gecko Net, we’ve made a lot of progress, from making an end-of-the-year video for December break to making a documentary on OSC DLP life. Whilst doing a service like Gecko Net which is much more grounded and hands-on than other services, we’ve managed to make good use of our time over the last few weeks. As of now, the whole school has managed to…

Birthday Podcasts

It’s been more than a year since I’ve been able to see some of my closest friends who live in The Netherlands, but whilst these have been trying times, I still find ways to connect with my friends. Its become a new tradition to make “Birthday Podcasts” where we create a small podcast where we discuss, play songs, and share their favorite movies. Obviously, there’s a tint of irony in…

Walking the dogs

Where I used to live, I’d always take the dogs out for long walks through the forests and fields a couple of days a week, I enjoyed finding the time to go outside and appreciate nature. However, since I’ve moved, it’s proven to be harder and┬áharder to find the time, motivation, and also the space to walk the dogs. But over the last couple of weeks, during DLP I would…

Continuing my exercise routine!

  Monday, 11th, January After a short break, I’ve finally managed to return back to my usual routine of school and exercise. It’s been much harder to stay motivated these past few weeks mainly because of my more busy schedule, so now that it’s the begging of term, I’ve got much more time to dedicate to exercise. So I started this off with a small workout routine to try and…

Surfing in Hiriketiya

Over the Christmas holidays, I was lucky enough to get out of the house and explore more of Sri Lanka, I managed to spend a couple of days at Hiriketiya and managed to do some surfing! I’m not new to surfing, I’ve surfed in some places in Australia and Portugal, so I’ve had my fair share of lessons on how to surf. Obviously, because of Corona, I haven’t been able…

Baking for christmas

In one of my last posts, I tired out baking and said before the Christmas holidays I would try to bake a Christmas cake, whilst right now it’s after Christmas I did end up managing to bake! We went on a Christmas holiday with┬ásome friends from Australia and I learn a few things from them. One easy bake was bark, where you melt chocolate and put it onto some tin…