International Baccalaureate CAS Camp Empowers IB Students

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program students held their Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) Camp recently at the ABS-CBN Eco-Village in Iba, Zambales.
Among the CAS projects were hands-on farmwork involving sustainable natural agriculture, poultry, vermiculture, dairy and mango farming. Other projects of a less strenuous nature involved arts and crafts activities. The participants got the chance to go kayaking and river wading in the Cabatuhan River, and conducted teach-ins and integration with the residents of the Loob Bunga Resettlement Community.
The students learned to reach beyond themselves and their books and at the same time, developed their citizenship skills. The activity was an excellent opportunity to extend what is learned in the classroom to a form of service.
The CAS requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the classroom by providing its students a chance to be of service to the greater good of the community, promote health and physicality, and partake in activities that promote creative expression.