We hosted a cricket tournament which had two main goals, one was to have fun and another was to raise money and do some social service. This project caters to creativity and service CAS strands, Creativity will be catered by making posters to share the information about the event. Activity will be catered because this contribute towards health.
LO 1 : Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
I identified a weakness of mine during the project which was that I knew nothing about organizing and managing an event, it was the first time I ever became a part of the organizing team of an event, after knowing about it I started to feel that I really need to improve in that area, I need to be better at organizing and managing events. It is important to know our strengths and weakness so that we are able to know our shortcoming, work upon them, it improves teamwork where people need to do the part they are better at, it helps us improve and grow. I would like to work upon this weakness as this is also related to my social skills, and by overcoming this weakness I will also be able to be better at organizing events in the future.
LO 2 : Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
The challenging part about this project was that I was really bad at socializing which limited my communication with others and it was also the first I was organizing an event. It was challenging because communication is a really important part of organizing events and I was really bad at it so it became a limit for me, it was also the first I was on an organizing team of an event, I knew nothing about it. I overcame this challenge by learning from others and observing them and trying to communicate more with them. By undertaking this challenge I felt that I was improving and knew more than before, it is important to undertake new challenges because they help you grow and you learn new things from them which can help you in the future in your life.
LO 3 : Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
I organized my self by having the help of my friends and others on the management team, they would always give me reminders on the tasks and since the whole event was a short term one we had only been planning for a week and on the weekends we had the tournament, so a constant reminder kept me organized, even though usually I am not an organized person. Planning and initiating were both difficult but initiating was more difficult since we needed permission of others in the area, needed funds, and people for the tournament. I think that now that I have some idea on planning and organizing an event and am a little familiar with it, organizing events will be easier in the future. It is important to plan and initiate activities because it also helps you with your decision making sills, communication and social skills and in the future it can help you plan for important events.
LO 5 : Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
Working with others is generally difficult for me because in groups people can have different opinions and clash with each other but when I am working together with my friends and the people I know it is easy for me because then we have similar ideas and are to clash less than if I were in a group with people I don’t know. During this particular activity it was easy for me to work collaboratively because I was working with people I know and am familiar with. There were some people whom I found myself difficult to work around with and to deal with them I confronted with them and told them that some of their actions were something that were not really acceptable and to back me up I had my friends with me who agreed with me. It is important to be able to work collaboratively with others because there is only so much that you can do alone, if you were to be able to work collaboratively with others then there is much more that you can do, it will be on a whole another level than what you were doing alone, and there are somethings like team games and events organizing where you need to work collaboratively, sometimes there is no choice of working alone.
LO 7 : Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
The ethical issues involved in this activity were that during the games/matches there were times when the referee/umpire was biased while making decisions, they are supposed to be unbiased, fair and just. During the planning and initiating process there were some people who were not doing anything and just ordering people abusing their authority, it also went against my morals and ethics, if you are having some authority and want to order someone around then you need to do work as well, and even more work than others. The ethical issues affected me directly since I was on the management team and needed to decide on what to do to resolve these issues. The issue made me feel quite angry and resentful towards the people who caused such issues but then over a period of time these feelings went away. My opinion on this issue before this activity was that things like this happen all around the world everywhere, on every level, it is what it is, this is a big part of the real world, what I faced was just a small part of it, and now after the activity, my opinion is the same but stronger than before.
Conclusion : During this activity I developed the LPs communicator by communicating more with others to complete the event and have more fun, balanced by giving my time to the event and still do other tasks, not letting them clash with each other, principled by being fair and just and following morals and ethics. This activity benefitted others by creating an event which was competitive and fun for the ones who played and attended. The highlight of this experience was the whole event, except the organizing and planning part, all the matches were quite fun to watch. This activity also brought a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment, the work and planning that had been done for the event was now paying off in an event which was really fun and exciting. If I were to do this activity again then I would do it in a more proper way and probably on a bigger scale. I got to learn a little bit about how to do an event, how to plan and organize an event, I got to learn just a little bit but it is better than knowing nothing about planning and organizing an event.