CAS (creativity, action and service) is an essential element of every student’s Diploma Programme experience. The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows.
Creativity: arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.
Action: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle complementing academic work elsewhere in the Diploma Programme.
Service: unpaid and voluntary exchange that has learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.
CAS enables students to develop qualities required to deal with real life situations in a very coherent manner. At RBKIA, the students are given opportunities so that they become better and responsible citizens.
The DP students intend to participate in “Light India Movement” led by the organization ‘Project Chirag’. The main purpose of this movement is to provide electricity to those families that have no access to it. Project Chirag believes that it is time to bring in the change so that others can see the world the way we see it. The time has come now for the youth of India to step forward, unite and make a difference. To a great extent it is their duty also to brighten the lives of the fellow citizens. Why not to become a catalyst between darkness and light for 400 million Indians! They really desire to be a part of something special, something unique. They want to experience this electric atmosphere. The Chirag Light India Movement promises to be a landmark operation to unleash the energy of the youth for uplifting the socio-economic levels of rural masses. Here the youth across the nation can put together their collective power and passion towards achieving this historic goal of - LIGHT FOR ALL!
Project Chirag, the brainchild of SIFE, H. R. College, Mumbai, promises to provide solar powered lamps to the village families. In order to meet the expenses of providing lamps, the students decided to organize a fund raising drive through a talent show -"VIBRATIONS-watcha got"?
They worked hard to make the talent show a grand success. The show was to be held on 27 August 2011 at 9.30 a.m. in the school auditorium. The IBDP students conducted auditions and selected the performances of the students from PYP 5, MYP and DP Sections.
To make an effective impact on the audience, they conceptualized the backdrop of the stage and used a rotating disc to highlight the event.The DP students designed the donation form, invitation card and the flyer.They performed new roles of publicizing and managing the stage, seating arrangements, providing lights and acoustics, compeering, taking photographs and video of the show.
There was an overwhelming response from the parents.
There was an overwhelming response from the parents.
The next step after this would be to get the solar equipment assembled by physically challenged individuals to enable the paraplegic community could earn a respectable livelihood.
Finally, the students will go to Segatpada-Vagarje village, Dahanu Taluka in Thane District to assemble these lamps.
To summarize, the students will be able to show creativity, action as they will have to walk an approximate distance of two kilometers to reach the village and do service to fellow human beings.
|DP students planning the talent show|
|Preparing decoration for stage|
|Making duty lists for themselves|
|enjoying their work|
|Lamp lighting by the Management Representative and the head of the school|
|Speech by Ms Edulbehram-Management Representative|
|And the show begins|
|Vibrations........the curtain raiser. To highlight the event, a live rotating disc (LP record) was used as the backdrop. The steps to the stage were decorated with the cutout of people dancing and singing. Great work of creativity.|
|Sumeir Malhotra and Shubham Lad- DP 1 stringing guitar and playing drums|
|Hark the herald angels sing-Anjali Krishnan PYP 5|
|Yash PYP 5 playing Shakira's "Waka waka".......on keyboard|
|Harshie PYP 5 performing gymnastics|
|Flexibility is the name of the game|
|Practicing cartwheels will strengthen your upper body and help you in learning later tricks such as round-offs, walkovers, handsprings, and more.|
|Ballet by Simran Raikar MYP 6-Pointe shoes would allow the girl to briefly stand on her toes to appear weightless.|
|Ballet is a formalized kind of performance dance, which originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century|
|Grade 6 band- Samar, Aryan and Anshul|
Grade 6 - Airplanes-Aalap. Aryan, Varun, Sara, Kanishk, Roshini and Drishti
|Sirish with MYP band|
Garima- Grade 8 performing a dance
|Music by Malav and Raj Grade 9|
|Palak and Raena MYP 7 singing with Mr Felix|
|Param MYP 6 practicing different Asanaas|
|Rachel Madhani Grade 10-"Fix you" - Coldplay|
|Tribute to Shammi Kapoor - Ms Bhanumati sharma singing "O Mere sona re sona..."|
|Ms Bhanumati and Mr Felix singing a fusion of English and Tamil version of K Sera Sera|
|Dr Vishwas - Mere nayana savan bhadon....|
|Samantha and Apeksha (Grade 10) singing "Your Guardian Angel"|
|Anish Grade 9 on guitar|
Peeyush Garde 10 - singing "Apologies....."
|Adithya playing drums for Peeyush|
DP 1 band- Aseem, Rishikesh, Sumeir, jugal, Soham and Shubham
|DP 1 band- Aseem, Rishikesh, Sumeir, Soham and Shubham|
|Rounak and Manali singing Amy McDoanald's "This is the life"|
|A beautiful contemporary dance by Asra Syed DP 1|
Contemporary dance employs many modern dance techniques such as contact-release, fall and recovery, floor work
|Dance ribbon, usually 3 inches wide and ranging from 5 to 12 feet long, is made of satin and attached to the end of a 50 to 60 centimeter long baton.|
|Ribbon focuses on utilizing the aesthetic appeal of ribbon movement as set to music.|
|DP Students managing the backstage|
|Aarohi DP 2 singing Josh Groban's "You raise me up...."|
|Photography by Rishabh Jain DP 1|
|"I want to fly"- a song by Mr Sanjay with Mr Felix on keyboard|
Hip-hop dance by Kabir Arora DP 2
|A true performance!|
|Vote of Thanks by Head of the School|
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|The highlight of the show - a song by Mr Paul|
|Andy William's "To dream the impossible dream.... to reach the unreachable star......"|