Service As Action is meaningful service to a community that is student-initiated and student-led.
This is not just a bake sale to raise money, but it involves in-depth research, the planning of an activity that is meaningful to them, and ultimately carrying out that activity.
There are three types of services:
- Direct service: Student interaction involves people, the environment or animals. For example, this can appear as one-on-one tutoring, developing a garden in partnership with refugees, or working in an animal shelter.
- Indirect service: Though students do not see the recipients of indirect service, they have verified their actions will benefit the community or environment. For example, this can appear as re-designing a non-profit organization’s website, writing original picture books to teach a language, or nurturing tree seedlings for planting.
- Advocacy: Students speak on behalf of a cause or concern to promote action on an issue of public interest. For example, this may appear as initiating an awareness campaign on hunger, performing a play on replacing bullying with respect, or creating a video on sustainable water solutions.
Service as Action in progress:
- MYP1: Ksenia, Christopher and Stephanie - Are holding a science club for PYP1, PYP2 and PYP3 students to let them experience the fun of experimenting.
- MYP1: Karina, Chloe, Maria, Momina, Nina - Will support PYP1 and PYP2 as student readers and maths buddies.
- MYP3 and MYP4 Paper Wolves: Gabriela, Mya, Oscar and Alex are part of the yearbook team.
- MYP4: Emma - is working with a children's charity in Nepal to supply care packages.