The student-led event, Global Odyssey, was conducted on 14th February 2019. This event was conducted to represent globalization and we had different teams like entertainment, food, logistics, fashion and tourism, finance and decoration team. I was a member of the food team. We had to come up with different food items different from other stalls with a motive of high sales . The items also represented different cultures, so we decided to sell: tacos, Pani puri, coco, ice tea, and red and white sauce pasta. I was in charge of making tacos. We were supposed to bring the food for students in grades 7 to 12 as well as teachers. So, we came up with a strategy of pricing while predicting the demand for each dish with respect to the students and teachers. We also had to show how different subjects from Group 3 were used. Economics was used for pricing based on the number of dishes. Business Management was used for promoting our event as well as our stall, posters of our stall were put up by us everywhere in the school. ITGS was used for designing it. Psychology was used to persuade people to buy our food items and for the pricing and promotion. On the event day, we were short of food and so we had to ask our parents to get more. Deciding the quantity of the food was something that was the drawback. But, we made profits out of which 10% was donated for the charity. It was a great experience as we learned how to deal with consumers along with preparing food in less time.
Learning outcomes achieved:
L1. Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
I am good at cooking and so I was able to manage the item I had selected to prepare. The area that I could work upon was dealing with a huge crowd at a time. We had around 20-30 students coming together to our stalls. We had a cashier who was handling the cash, but we had to swiftly make the dishes and serve the people around us as our dish was in high demand. It became chaotic, a lot of times but we managed to finish all our food very soon so we had to call our parents to send the extra.
L2. Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills
I had developed communication skills, time management skills and social skills from it along with research skills. I had to communicate with my peer as well as the customer and prepare the dish altogether. It was difficult to manage all of it together but eventually, we got the hang of it. Along with that, while finalizing the dishes, we had various opinions and ideas that everyone would not agree on. It made it difficult for us as a team to communicate our ideas with the teachers as well. But in the end, everything went well as we were successful in communicating and our aim to learn and bring out of this event was fulfilled as we were thriving.
LO 3: Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience.
As stated above we as a group was facing difficult to understand what should be done on our stall and what dishes to offer, we made pairs of two and asked all the group member to give ideas on whatever dish or cuisine we liked. After dividing all the work it was easy and new ideas were popping! which leads to clarity and motivation. and soon everyone was sure regarding what has to be done on the event day.
L4. Show perseverance and commitment in CAS experience
Our main focus was to serve good quality and tasty food to the consumers, which we were fruitful in doing so as we thrived and ran out of food items and had asked to get more from our homes. Despite the fact that there were facing numerous challenges that we needed to confront with various ideas, we decide to manage every one of them and make the occasion a success. I also tried to help everyone when I was done or a helping hand was needed. We also made sure we gather all brainstormed ideas and then make a decision.
LO 5: Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively.
We had divided our teammates on the basis of their interests and talent for eg some idea for the stall, some chose food items based on their favorite cuisine and what they can make, and so on. In our group there was a lot of coordination which helped everyone at some or the other points. We had each other backs. Likewise, it was simply because of coordination between the gathering individuals that we could complete this event as a sucess.
L6. Engagement with issues of global significance
10% of the cash generated was given to a prestigious NGO ‘Missing girls’.This is a non-benefit association utilizing technology and innovation for social change. It spreads mindfulness about human dealing and furthermore takes activities to stop these practices. Human trafficking and dealing have consistently been a genuine worldwide issue. This NGO came to our school and educated us about sex dealing and even have their application in the form of a game that would help people understand what a serious situation it is: Missing young ladies. We were moved by what this association did, thus we chose to give our income to them and give a lending hand to stop human dealing.
L7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
We as a grade was sure we wanted to remain ethical all the time while doing any task. whether it is pricing or donation or selling we made sure we are not selfish and do it for the well being of the society. We were ethical in our money matter but also we were using our resources efficiently so there is no wastage of it. As even in our school policy we are restricted to get outside food or junk, food from home increased our cost, efforts and time but eventually gave a good result and we remained ethical.