21 students in Grade 11 and Pre-IB recently went on the ‘Me to We’ CAS trip. During this trip, we had destination-specific tasks which focused on the three pillars of CAS - Creativity, Activity and Service (Part of the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme).
近期， 上海协和双语高级中学 部分11年级与Pre-IB学生前往桂林阳朔、湖南江永参加 Me2We CAS之旅。在这期间，我们每天都会根据CAS三大核心词汇：C=Creativity 创造、A=Activity行动，S=Service服务 展开别有生趣的活动。
We experienced true darkness in the cave spelunking in Yangshuo and participated in a rock-climbing activity where we challenged ourselves, and also encouraged each other to reach the summit. In addition, cycling, mountain-hiking as well as archery were some other activities we took part in. Through these tasks, we not only had the great opportunity to enjoy the scenery in Guilin, but also learned team spirit, the importance of cooperation and trust.
After 3 days of activities and team-building, we went to Jiangyong, Hunan. In Jiangyong, we visited the local farm where we planted vegetables, fertilized and weeded the soil. Then, we also did social research activities at the local market, learned mystic Nvshu culture and on the last night, before leaving, there was a talent show where we performed stick fighting and the drum dance. Among these, volunteering in the local village gave me great memories. We taught the students in the local primary school over two days. Before the teaching day, we formed in groups and made lesson plans for the lessons. This was a great opportunity for us to develop leadership and management skills as well as becoming a closer group overall. Moreover, it was an unforgettable experience to teach the adorable children since it was the very first time to be a teacher for most of us.
In all, the eight-day trip enabled us to cherish more than just memories.