How the IB's Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme fosters students' personal and social development
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme is one of the most important parts of the academic programme as it focuses on the personal and social development of students. At THP International School, as a British and IB school, we are committed to the CAS programme and the benefits it brings to our students.
The CAS programme aims to foster the development of essential life skills and attitudes such as leadership, empathy and social responsibility. Through creativity, action and community service, IB students have the opportunity to experience, learn and reflect on their role in the world.
Creativity is the first pillar of the CAS programme. Students have the opportunity to explore and develop their creative skills in a variety of areas, such as music, dance, literature and art. The aim is to encourage personal expression and the exploration of new ideas and approaches.
Action is the second pillar of the CAS programme. Students get involved in physical and sporting activities as well as social action projects, such as helping the elderly, cleaning up public parks and organising community events. Action encourages physical activity and the development of skills such as perseverance and teamwork.
Community service is the third pillar of the CAS programme. Students have the opportunity to participate in community service projects, such as helping charities, assisting people in need and participating in campaigns to raise awareness of important social issues. Community service fosters social responsibility and empathy towards others.
In short, the IB CAS programme is an integral part of the academic programme at THP International School. It fosters students’ personal and social development through creativity, action and community service. Students learn important life skills, such as leadership, empathy and social responsibility, and become engaged and responsible citizens in their community and the wider world.