Learning Outcome: Work collaboratively with others.
Goal: To help my school celebrate its 50th Anniversary in the best way possible.
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!
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!
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!