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Giving back to the communities to which we belong, and making a positive contribution to our society are integral to the programmes we offer here at BWYA. Last week, our SA and CAS coordinators gave presentations to parents giving them all the information they need to help students meet the requirements.

For BWYA’s MYP students, Service As Action (SA) requires them to choose their own projects and activities that benefits their community and/or seeks to help those less fortunate for themselves. Students have to find and plan their own projects and activities and produce written reflections discussing what they learnt during the process.

Ms. Loredana Giovanelli, Head of Grade 7 and Homeroom teacher at BWYA, also acts as the SA Coordinator and presented to almost 150 parents on Friday, 14th October, answering questions and highlighting some of the opportunities available to students.

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BWYA’s IB Diploma students are required to complete the Creativity, Activity and Service Programme (CAS), which also asks students to seek out their own opportunities to benefit their community as well as achieve their own personal goals outside of the classroom, over an 18-month period. During grade 11, students are required to plan their experiences and keep up to date their written reflections and reports. This continues into Grade 12 at the end of which students submit their final reflection for assessment. David Kelly, BWYA Physical Education and Health Education, and CAS Coordinator, again spent time with parents on 14th October, providing a full run down of the different elements and requirements of CAS and how it benefits students and their own personal growth.

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A big thank you to both Mr. Kelly and Ms. Giovanelli for putting the parent presentations together and will be bring you news of all the interesting SA and CAS projects an activities throughout the year.