2017 End of year concert in hindsight

Demonstration of the DP CAS Project

One of the creative learning opportunities required of students in the IB Diploma Programme is the experiential CAS Project. While most students are involved in a number of project based learning ventures, the DP2 students demonstrate to the broader MBIS community one that best shows the stages of investigation, collaboration, preparation and action. What follows is a reflection on a DP2 student’s CAS learning that took place last year:

2017 End of year concert in hindsight

By: Aditya Satish

The end of school year concert, as the name suggests was held at the symbiosis campus on the last day of school. The overarching theme of this concert was ‘Peace’ and every act that was performed had brilliantl

y come up with ways through which they incorporated this theme into their act.

Looking back, the commitment and hard work that was involved in the preparation for the concert was commendable. However, as with everything there is more than what meets the eye, and, in this case, it was the months of challenges and disappointments involved in this process. While last minute changes are all too common in virtually every concert, what stood out was the perseverance of

 

the performers and passion they held within themselves to make this concert a huge success.

An act that was part of the process and had a team working behind it but did not make the final cut-offs due to various reasons including scheduling concerns was a play that was a combination of two stories – ‘Little red riding hood’ and ‘Snow white and the huntsman’. This team was led by few of the current DP2s and involved working alongside MYPs who were interested in creative writing. Personally, I am quite proud to have been a part of this team and have learned numerous things throughout this remarkable journey. Furthermore, the mere fact that the whole community was able to work together and communicate cooperatively on such short notices was inspirational, to say the least.

The success of the concert is mainly thanks to each individual grade who each performed their brilliantly thought out acts and it was evident to anyone witnessing the copious effort gone into their performances.

This however was not the only highlight of the day as the audience were quickly exposed to more remarkable performances by the MYPs which involved various types of acts, ranging from songs and dances to comedy.For many students, this was their last end of year concert in MBIS and this is especially true for the class of the current DP2s, who in the face of adversity and deadlines committed to numerous rehearsals of the song “Quiet” by MILCK. At the end of the day, the DP2s in their black attire showed us a breath-taking performance which greatly stirred the audience’s emotions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all, last year’s show was a tremendous success and it is with great expectations that we look forward to 2018’s.

Photography credit : Joseph Coburn

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