Creativity Action Service (CAS) is a core part of the IB Diploma, which aims to holistically develop students as international, empathetic and enquiring young adults
On top of a highly respected and world renowned academic curriculum, the IB Diploma also includes extra components designed to help students learn more about the world around them, to engage in global issues and learn the importance of playing an active role in their community.
More than just an expectation, CAS forms a basic requirement of the IB Diploma, with students required to commit a certain amount of hours to each of the three sections in order to pass their diploma.
For creativity students undertake additional work in art, music, drama or other creative pursuits, whereas the action component requires students to participate in individual or team sports, physical exercise and outdoor pursuits like climbing and hiking. For service students volunteer their time to community causes, charities and NGOs.
Crucially a student’s CAS activities will be self-planned and initiated, to help students learn the importance of independence, taking the initiative and continuous self-appraisal.
Some of the activities our CAS students have participated in recently include the following:
- Helping to build homes in Macedonia and Romania
- Supporting orphanages in Serbia and the Ukraine
- Taking part in theatre productions
- Coaching sport and teaching other students
- Participating in the Model United Nations
- Participating in charity or environmental work
- Teaching at a school in Uganda and raising money to provide the school with ICT and Science equipment