School Christmas Concert

Learning Outcome: Work collaboratively with others.

Goal: To help my school celebrate its 50th Anniversary in the best way possible.

Before

This year, my school becomes 50 years old! To celebrate this special occasion, they are organising many different activities and shows to build up our community’s spirit. One of these events is the ASB Christmas Concert, which will be held in one of the most well-known theatres in town.

This is a very exciting opportunity for the school, but it is certainly no easy task! Therefore, us 12 graders will be helping out with anything the school needs on the day of the show. I have been asked to work backstage and, while I don’t know exactly what my job will be, I will galdly perform any task that helps this concert go smoothly.

Right now, the only thing I am worried about is that I am not the best when it comes to calming down or entertaining small children, so I have no idea if I will be useful in that regard. However, I will try my best if need be. Let’s hope everything goes well!

During

Helping out in my school’s Christmas Concert was certainly interesting. For a while, everything seemed a bit chaotic, and I was not sure what I was supposed to be doing, so I decided to help the ASB Model United Nations club set up a fund raising stand, which seemed to be the most pressing matter that needed to be handled.

However, the concert soon began and I took my place backstage. After that, I spent the evening making sure children backstage were quiet and sometimes leading them from their changing rooms to the stage. Luckily, they were all very well behaved and there were no issues in that regard. The concert was a success, and everybody had a wonderful night!

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Christmas Concert Final Act

After

I am very happy everything turned out well at the concert. Still, it was not perfect. At times, I felt rather useless, as many times there was nothing for me to do and I felt as if I was just taking up space. A lot of my classmates agreed that there were too many volunteers there and not enough work for all of us. Maybe I should also try to be more proactive in the future, but I still felt that the organization of the event was lacking in that respect.

Still, I am glad nothing went wrong, and I will most definitely help out with any other event my school chooses to organise!

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Pilates: During #3

While this activity is very rewarding and relaxing, it has been hard for me to keep up with it during these last few months, especially December. This is because IAs, exams, university applications, and unexpected illnesses have been preventing me from taking part in this activity as much as I would have liked to. I have to say I feel a little disappointed in myself for not being able to organise my time better, but to fix that I have decided to work hard in this activity next term, after the winter holidays are over. I know I can do this because I did so very well last year, especially during the months of April and May, which were some of the busiest for me in terms of schoolwork. And it was very fun too! Therefore, I have faith in myself and my abilities, and I will make sure to get back on track with this activity as soon as I am able to.

Journal Club: During #5

This first term of my last year of IB has been an exciting one for the Journal Club as not only did we publish our usual end-of-term newsletter, which has been linked to below, but we also released a special midterm edition made up solely of art and creative pieces from students! This was done to promote the arts within our community, as well as to celebrate our school’s 50th anniversary! While this was a challenging endeavor, it was very rewarding to see this Special Edition completed and published, especially because we knew that, otherwise, the talents of many of our school’s students would go unnoticed.

The traditional ASB Newsletter also turned out well this term. I had very few problems with my writers, and only two articles were turned in late. However, I know that was not the case for some of my fellow Journal Club managers. Therefore, the way we divide our articles and writers should be revised next term to avoid trouble. Aside from that, the Journal-making process worked well and produced good results.

Finally, this term I wrote three pieces in total for the Journal Club: two creative ones and an article about a school visit to an art exhibition. I am quite happy with how all of them turned out, although I would have liked to make the article a little longer. However, the ASB Newsletter article word limit must be respected!

All in all, this was an entertaining term to be working in the Journal Club, and it makes me sad to think that the next will be my last, as I will then have to concentrate my energies on studying for our IB exams. Still, that is the perfect excuse to make next term’s ASB Newsletter all the more memorable!

ASB Newsletter

ASB Newsletter Special Edition