Classes are ongoing and students are showing evidence of commitment and enthusiasm. The bead making class is growing while they learn how to weave using beads. Cooking class is extra fun. We were privileged to enjoy the cooking skills of 2 staff members who seem to have a great time with Grades 7 and 8 in the CAS kitchen. Ms. Carin Hemmes of the Learning Support Unit, and Ms. Constance Quaye, our library Assistant, were more than happy to interact with the students to prepare different meals. The Grade 8s with Ms. Carin prepared Spaghetti Bolognese and the Grade 7’s with Ms. Constance prepared Vegetable Rice with Chicken Sauce. We are very much delighted with the efforts of the Ms. Carin and Ms. Constance and look forward to seeing them often. Other staff members and parents who wish to come and support in any are very much welcomed.
Carin Hemmes (Learning Support Counsellor): Excitement was in the air when seven Grade 8 students entered the kitchen to participate in last Tuesday’s cooking club as part of the MYP Service and Action Project. The recipe of the day: Spaghetti Bolognese. The students had to work in pairs, collaborating on different tasks to create one meal with the aim to sell it afterwards to raise money for good causes. As a good ‘chef’, everybody tasted the spaghetti bolognese and showed real appreciation of their self-made dish. Guess who were the best customers?
Ms. Constance Quaye (Library Assistant) _ A team of six brilliant and amazing students rolled on board with aprons and kitchen set to bisect fresh chicken, vegetables with rice into a sumptuous meal. And I could only wonder how well it was going to be. But they made it happen. They understood the importance of teamwork while they watched, learnt and practised whatever activity I engaged them in with fun. One intriguing encounter was with Eleanor, who did a fantastic job. I instructed our team will clean intermittently after chopping the vegetables, using the sink and stove. Eleanor took up that challenge willingly and did it to satisfaction. After the meal was ready to be sold Abdul recommended that even though the food was to be sold, Eleanor must be rewarded with a plate of rice because she’s worked very hard. I did as he recommended and this made Eleanor very happy. I learnt from Eleanor and Abdul’s actions that in whatever adventure we pursue, we must work at it wholeheartedly and selflessly, and be able to encourage each other and commend people for great job done.
Bethany Buah (Grade 8) _ I got to know from the Bead Making Class how to use beads to make different items. At first I was struggling, but at the end I improved and I was able to make a decorative bead sample. Bead making class was an amazing experience I want to continue.
Janelle Owusu (Grade 7) _ Bead making was hard. But as you go it gets easier and I learnt that you need patience for bead making and anything in life.
Keisha Okai (Grade 7) _ Learning the violin is fun and hard at the same time because you have to learn the notes and strings and read at the same time. I look forward to learn more.