CAS E12: Planting tree saplings in school

Journal & Reflection

  • Category: Activity / Service

  • Total Duration: 4 hours

My friend Aakaash and I came up with the idea of making our seniors to plant a tree sapling in memory of our late Mr.Venkat (Physics teacher and ex-coordinator), and another for themselves who are done with their school life. So, we decided to take up the initiative of bringing the tree saplings for the seniors to plant.

After a brief discussion with our CAS teacher on what type of sapling to plant, we decided on Mango and Chickoo saplings, because they would grow readily, and also other teachers had volunteered to get those plants. After that, we went around searching for a suitable place in the school to plant the sapling.

On the last day for our seniors, all the DP students gathered and the saplings were finally planted. After that, the teachers wished the students good luck for their future. I still fondly remember the words of our TOK teacher during that moment, “the fruits that these trees would bear in the future represents the whole lot of you, as fruits of success that are grown by this school”.

This idea for this activity was impromptu, it occurred to us just 2 days before the last day of school for the seniors. Hence, from this activity I learnt to plan and organise events quickly. Even though it was a small activity, this experience helped us to learn to make quick decisions and actions, in order to materialise an idea in such a short span of time.

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About SriVishnu

Hi, I am Vishnu. I am currently pursuing my higher education in TIPS - The Indian Public School, taking IB-DP. My Blog is where I share my personal reflections and opinions of the CAS activities I have experienced, and for many more journeys which are yet to be explored...
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