For my grade 9-10 service as action, I have participated in a variety of activities that have allowed me to become more involved in my community. During grade 9, I was the Secretary of Habitat for Humanity (CDNIS Chapter), while during grade 10, I volunteered for the Media Team, and I am currently the Director of Videography. On top of that, throughout grade 7-10, I have done varying amounts of community service during my CDNIS Experience Week trips.
1. How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?
I became more aware of my strengths and areas for growth by my direct involvement of events (on top of planning them). By working in Media Team events, I have become more aware of my problem-solving skills as well as my thinking skills. I have also noticed that I could grow in my abilities in regards to my photography knowledge and skills.
2. How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?
I have undertaken challenges that have developed new skills, for example: when I began (in the Media Team), I did not understand any of the principles or processes relating to videography. But after dedication and practice, I have become the Director of Videography in the Media Team.
3. How did you discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities?
I have planned student-initiated activities through my involvement in Habitat for Humanity,
4. How did you persevere in action?
One way I persevered in action was when our hardware (live streaming computer) failed, and no one could fix it, I struggled for two hours trying to make it work. Eventually, we decided to use an alternative (but less efficient) solution to ensure we would still provide media coverage.
5. How did you work collaboratively with others?
I have worked collaboratively with others as, during both of my involvements in service, I have had to work and communicate with others. While in Habitat for Humanity, I met every week with our team to plan out future events. During my involvement in the Media Team, part of my role involved arranging volunteers to ensure we could cover every occasion. I also had to communicate with the rest of the (executive) team so that we could plan out events and how they would be recorded. On top of that, I had to contact clients to ensure we understood their requests and that we correctly fulfilled them.
6. How did you develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism, and intercultural understanding?
I have developed international-mindedness through my
7. How did you consider the ethical implications of your actions?
My actions do not necessarily have any profound ethical implications (as my involvement in the Media Team is within the school), but by providing the free service of promoting organisations (such as GIN clubs), we indirectly help the cause of every club who uses our services.