“In calmness, strength manifests.”- This is the quote I live by and probably describes me the best. Hi, I am Shloka Shah, currently studying in the year 2 of IBDP in Fountainhead School, Surat. I was born on March 12th, 2002, and so, I am a Pisces. A typical one. I am an introvert, and […]
CAS Experiences Strand Learning Outcomes Global Odyssey Creativity LO3, LO6, LO7 Gym and Swim Activity LO2, LO4 Monsoon Musings Creativity, Service (CAS Project) LO1, LO2, LO3, LO5, LO7 Art for everyone Service LO2, LO5, LO6 Service Sessions Service LO1, LO3, LO5 Basketball Activity LO1, LO2, LO4 Kuchipudi Activity LO1, LO2, LO4, LO5, LO6 Karma […]
Here is the link of my video reflection: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1477800800 Here are some photographs of the event:
Physical fitness is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle. My parents literally abide by it and are very particular about maintaining their physical fitness. This inspired me to ensure my fitness too. Thus, I joined a gym in order to make myself fitter majorly by increasing my endurance and agility and also by toning my body well. In this CAS experience, I achieved LO 2 and 4.
I am generally quite an active person, however, when it comes to exercising, especially gymming, I can easily call myself lazy. As I also play basketball, it is essential for me to have a good endurance and agility. I started going to the gym for 1 hour in the evening after school from Monday to Friday. My father helped me get a gym instructor for myself too.
Initially, for about 2 weeks, I went regularly, with full enthusiasm. However, sometime later, I didn’t like to go to the gym. I was finding it very difficult to remain regular and consistent. Exercising solely in the gym was not what I liked, and so, my mother suggested me to take up swimming. I used to be a great swimmer earlier, however, as I grew up, almost stopped going. It was a great idea.
I then planned my schedule in a way I would look forward to working out. I decided I will go to the gym on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays I would go for swimming. Swimming too has been an extremely rigorous and enjoyable workout for me, and my instructor also said it will be a great means of increasing me endurance.
In this way, I was able to overcome the challenge of boredom and laziness. My instructor planned rest of the three days in the manner that I pay equal attention to my agility, core strength, etc as well. I came to realise that I had good flexibility as I was into Indian classical dancing as well. What I had developed here, I could observe in my basketball games too. I could perform much better than before and felt less tired too.
This CAS experience, being my most challenging one, has helped me develop greater physical fitness and thereby, lots of confidence about my body and my game too. I am proud to have overcome my challenges and shown commitment and perseverance throughout my CAS experience. I believe I lead a healthier lifestyle now.
Global Odyssey was an event organized in our school which was an integration of all our learnings from group 3, Humanities subjects and expected us to apply our knowledge in innovative ways. The event was divided into 4 major parts: Entertainment, Fashion and Cosmetics, Food, and Entrepreneurs. The main concepts focused on the event were: […]
Kuchipudi is one of the major forms of Indian Classical Dances, originated from a village named Kuchipudi in the state of Andhra Pradesh. I did my Arangetram (debut on-stage performance of a former student of Indian classical dance) in Kuchipudi on 14th April 2019 along with my mother and my sister, after eight years of […]
Basketball was introduced to me in the school itself, I never knew I would love this sport so much until I started playing it. It is among one of the fastest games in the world, which really fascinated me. The game is played by 10 players in total, with 5 players from each team on […]
Community Service sessions at our school were conducted for underprivileged children of some government schools. In these sessions, students were given an opportunity to explore some extra curricular activities such as dance, craft, cooking, frisbee, basketball, etc. These sessions went on for 6 consecutive Saturdays from July 14th to August 18th. I volunteered to help […]
Monsoon Musings was a student led Poetry event wherein the school community (which included students, teachers, parents and grandparents) had an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas creatively in form of poems and tiny tales with everyone in any language (Hindi, English or Gujarati) they were comfortable in. The event also introduced Seva Cafe […]
Karma Kitchen can be described through its tagline, ‘Growing in Generosity’. It is a unique concept of a restaurant, that is set up by a group of volunteers who serve with generosity. There are no prices on the food menu and one can pay the amount he/she wishes to, not for the food they’ve eaten, […]