Gathering Strength through Love, Delivering Hope through Service - SIPFLS CAS Service group summary
爱心汇聚力量 服务传递希望 - 国际高中CAS服务类社团汇总
CAS is one of the three core IB curricula, which stands for Creativity, Activity and Service. "Service" means working with the community to provide real help. There are three service clubs in this semester: Recycling Club, Bazaar Club and Animal Caring Club. The members of these clubs do their best to contribute to a better community (campus, country and earth) through investigation and research.
Recycling Club’s purpose is to advocate environmental protection. Members of the club are responsible for collecting recyclable items from the classrooms and offices in the high school department every week. At the same time, they work together to upcycle the materials collected during club time. For example, members used empty bottles, wastepaper, and other materials to make a practical and simple pen container for each class. In addition, the club members regularly make posters and put them up in the classrooms to publicize various environmental protection concepts such as garbage sorting, switching off lights when not in use and other ways of saving electricity.
The club not only contributed to the environment, but they also donated the funds they raise to various public welfare projects to help the people in need and pass their love to everyone in need. Recently, in support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) program For Every Child, the Recycling Club donated a total of ¥2094 worth of gifts for children in Africa and other regions, which include items such as water purification tablets, hand soaps and summer health gift bags.
With the joint efforts of all members, the Recycling Club has also slowly influenced everyone in the campus to unite together to protect the environment and save resources in our daily life.
The activities of Bazaar Club are also remarkably diverse and unique. After much discussion and planning by all the members, a new retail shelf was added in this semester. A smorgasbord of snacks, drinks, breakfast bread and so on are replenished regularly, turning it into the "Energy Renewal Station" for students. The club has currently raised a total of ¥1832.40. This is due to the hard work of all the members, proof of self-reliance education in practice, as well as the crystallization of the kindness and love of the members. It is worth mentioning that club members sent mung bean soup to teachers on June 16 afternoon to relieve their stress. Income from this was also added to the club fund, which will continue to be donated to help fund Guizhou Longyi Primary School every year.
这学期，动物保护社团也收获颇丰！社团成员通过制作收养海报来帮助宣传小动物保护组组织。学生们学习了如何为需要家的动物制作更加有趣吸引人的广告。其中，一只被遗弃狗 Penny 因为他们制作的精美的海报，找到了新的主人。
This semester, Animal Caring Club accomplished a lot! They helped the animal rescue community by making adoption posters. Students learned how to make interesting advertisements for animals that need homes. One of the dogs that they helped, Penny, was adopted thanks to their beautiful posters!
Another task the students completed was to bake doggie biscuits for a large fundraiser that happened in May. Students worked together to create safe and delicious snacks for dogs. The recipe was simple, but they had to work hard to make enough biscuits to sell. In total, they raised over ¥700 with these doggie treats!
Animal Caring Club members also spend a lot of time learning how to care for different types of animals. Taking care of a chinchilla, for example, is different from taking care of a bearded dragon. The students learned about the diets and habitats for each of the animals in the school zoo, and they even worked together to make a better life for the pet chinchilla there. Students were able to see how happy the Chili was once she was given some sand to play in. They also saw how much more active she was once she was given more room to move around.
Of course, Animal Caring Club is more than just playing with animals. Students need to learn to properly care for their pets. It’s not enough just to feed an animal. They have also learned that they need to understand their pets and what their pets need so that they can be the best possible pet owners in the future!
Because of the epidemic, many activities cannot be held off-campus. However, in the weekly CAS service club activities, the students carefully observed, researched, and made the campus a place full of love. Here, students have mastered various skills and knowledge, such as how to classify garbage, how to be improve the sales of items on the shelf, how to sell food to others, how to make dog biscuits and how to care for different kinds of animals. At the same time, behind the acquisition of these knowledge and skills, the students also show their care and concern for the people and things around them. We hope every move the students make can influence the people around them and make the campus full of love.