Creativity Action Service

Developing strong citizenship

One of the core aims of the International Baccalaureate is to develop caring members of society who have strong academic, personal and social skills and want to make a positive difference to the lives of others.

As a result, every Diploma Programme student at Southbank takes part in organised Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) activities throughout their time with us.

We believe this participation provides a refreshing counterbalance to studies, helps students connect with life outside of school and develops skills which will serve them well for the rest of their lives.

In addition, many CAS activities can be matched to a student to help them achieve their university and career aspirations.

“Pupils display extremely high levels of personal and collective responsibility both in lessons and during free time. They have a strong sense of the importance of others and the need to play a responsible part in the local and wider community.”

– Kensington ISI report 2021

CAS defined

Creativity

Interpreted broadly to include a range of arts activities, as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects.

Examples include working on the school play or yearbook; contributing to the school newspaper; designing posters for fundraising events; singing Christmas Carols to raise money for a charity.

Activity

Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle. This includes participation in individual and team sports, as well as a student taking part in a school expedition or a local or international volunteering project.

Service

This encompasses a host of community and social service activities, both within and outside of our school.

Examples include organising a tea dance to raise money for Age UK; taking elderly people Christmas shopping; offering computer coaching to local people; hosting after-school homework clubs.

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