Thursday, February 27, 2014

Activity Log



Activity




Area

Learning Outcome(s)

Evidence
East African Dance ( ”Lion and the Jewel” drama production)



Action and creativity
      ·      Show preseverance and commintment
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
      ·      Develop new skills
Blog
Wobulenzi CAS Trip

Service  
      ·      Develop new skills
      ·      Increase awareness of your strengths and areas for growth
      ·      Undertake new challenges
      ·      Plan andinitiate activities
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
      ·      Consider the ethical emplication of your actions
      ·      Engage with issues of global importance
Blog
Designing a poster for ”The Lion and the Jewel”
creativity
      ·      Increase your awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
Blog
Financing and marketing ”The Lion and the Jewel”


Service
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
      ·       Show perseverance and commitment
      ·      Undertake new challenges
      ·      Plan and initiate activities
Blog
100 Origami Cranes


Creativity and Service
      ·      Engage with issues of global importance
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
Blog
The Hope Ward Fun Run 2012
Action
      ·      Engage with issues of global importance
      ·      Undertake new challenges
Blog
Guitar lessons
Creativity
      ·      Develop new skills
      ·      Undertake new challenges
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
Blog
Props for Macbeth
Service and Creativity
      ·      Develop new skills
      ·      Undertake new challenges
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
Blog
Prom Preperation
Creativity
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
      ·      Undertake new challenges plan and initiate activities
Blog
Vollyball
Action
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
      ·      Undertake new challenges
      ·      Develop new skills
Blog
Model United Nations Club
Creativity
      ·      Develop new skills
      ·      Increase awareness of your own strengths and ares for growth
      ·      Undertake new challenges
      ·      Plan and initiate activities
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
      ·      Engage with issues of global importance
Blog
Zumba
Action
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
      ·      Undertake new challenges
      ·      Develop new skills
      ·      Plan and initiate activities
Blog
Little Light Children Centre
Service and Creativity
      ·      Increase your awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
      ·      Engage with issues of global importance
      ·      Consider the ethical implications of your actions
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
      ·      Undertake new challenges
      ·      Develop new skills
      ·      Plan and initiate activities 
Blog
Hope Ward – Fun Run 2013
Action
      ·      Increase your awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth
      ·      Undertake new challenges
      ·      Engage with issues of global importance
Blog
Cross Country Club
Action 
      ·      Increase your awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth
      ·      Show perseverance and commitment
      ·      Undertake new challenges
Blog
French Cooking
Creativity
      ·      Develop new skills
      ·      Work collaboratively with others
      ·      Undertake new challenges
Blog

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time to Become a Real Adult - And Learn How to Cook!

The years are passing fairly quickly, and soon we'll all reach adulthood (hopefully)... Therefore, I've decided it's time for me to learn how to cook! Not just salads and sandwiches but REAL COOKING!

In December 2013 I've joined the French cooking club at our school in order to develop these new skills, work collaboratively with others (we usually worked in groups of 2) and also undertake new challenges.

I would like to share three of the best foods I've made:

Tuile Biscuits













The biscuits are really easy to make (you only need flour, sugar and eggs) and in order for them to be in a Pringles-like shape I placed them on a rolling pin while they were still fresh from the oven. My first trial didn't turn out crispy as the dough wasn't thin enough (according to the recipe) but the second ones turn out to be successful!

Chocolate Soufflé


This was a bit more difficult to make because it involved more ingredients and steps and the timing here was very crucial. In the end, my soufflé wasn't as moist as it should have been, but it turned out to be delicious while still hot.

Chicken Fricassee


Although this dish was the most difficult as I had to clean the chicken (which I never did before) and be sure to cook enough so it would be edible, it was the most tasty in my opinion! And the aroma from the various spices was amazing!

All in all, as a person that the only thing she ever did in kitchen was to wash the dishes and maybe peel garlic, I gained a considerable amount of cooking skills during this short period. I learned how to separate between the egg white and yolk of the egg, how to clean a chicken, how to melt chocolate on a bath of water and I also learned about a bit more about French traditions. As trivial as these skills may seem, they will help me a lot when I'll become independent and go to university and I'll have to cook for myself.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Little Light - Continuing From Where We Left

Following our previous activity at Little Light:

After we finished painting the entrance gate (before Christmas break), we were told that someone else will be in charge of painting the logo on it. However, we received an email from the supervisor and she told us that nobody has painted the logo and asked us to come and complete it. Short in time due to the short notice and the fact we finished mocks only this week, we went to buy the colored oil paints and brushes for the metal gate the day before our activity at Little Light. As usual our group split into two, where some were painting and the others were having classes with the children. 


The logo of the children's centre is fairly simple consisting of a shooting star and under it the name of the organization. At first we consulted the supervisor where should we place the logo and how big do they want it to be. They decided that the logo shouldn't be too large and only occupy a few squares of the gate. Then we outlined the placement of the star and the lines and used masking tape to achieve clean edges. As soon as that was done, we began painting into the lines. 




We encountered several challenges along the activity, few of them being, having to compromise with an army green color instead of the light green color of the original logo, trying our best to achieve clean, black contour lines and making sure no paint drips onto the gate.   

To get a better idea of what we did yesterday here's a video about our activity

video
Credit to Annastacia Nassuna

It was very heartwarming to see the children from the area get all excited and curious about what we were up to. They observed the whole procedure and sat next to us when we were resting. 
See you soon next week! :)