As for my ‘Action’ strand, I have been attending the fitness extracurricular activity that the school offers. A fitness instructor has been provided to aid IB students with their fitness journey, and Coach Bolt has taught us numerous drills that will benefit us all in the long term. He provided helpful tips on how to prevent injuries that come from working out incorrectly, and also made us work our underused muscles, all of which are beneficial to us even in the future. Needless to say, I have learned a great deal from the coach, and do not regret participating in the fitness extracurricular in the least.
Lastly, I have TT (“Tuesdays and Thursdays”) Club for my Service strand. In short, this club aims to provide a chance for older students to hang out with the younger kids and vice versa; the purpose of this is to be able to support the new high-schoolers, acting as their mentors, but also as a friend who can perhaps impart some knowledge to help ease their transition from Primary School to High School. Frankly speaking, part of why I joined TT Club in the first place was just to have a constant ‘Service’ activity that I can use for CAS. As someone who never particularly enjoyed younger children’s company, I was pleasantly surprised at myself for growing to like being around them after several sessions. Not only have I learned to be more patient with children, I have also become better at active listening, which is a vital communication skill to have and develop in my opinion. The outcome from this experience was unexpected, but I have grown to appreciate having a TT Club at St Andrews, and will definitely continue to attend the sessions in the following terms.