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Creativity - Action - Service (CAS)

What is CAS?

If you believe in something, you must not just think or talk or write, but must act.
Alec Peterson, Head of the International Baccalaureate Organisation 2003

Creativity, action, service (CAS) is at the heart of the IB Diploma Programme. It is one of three essential elements in every student’s IB experience, involving a range of activities undertaken alongside the academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. The three strands of CAS are characterised as follows.

Creativity:

Arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.

Action:

Physical activity contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the Diploma Programme.

Service:

An unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.


CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. At the same time, it provides an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the Diploma Programme. A good CAS programme should be both challenging and enjoyable; a personal journey of self‑discovery. Each individual student has a different starting point, and therefore different goals and needs, but for many their CAS activities include experiences that are profound and life changing.

Here are the main CAS activities undertaken by students at St George's:

Creativity:

Choir, Drama, Dance, Musical instruments, Art, Creative Writing and Debating clubs. But students can also organise sporting tournaments, plan and organise charity events, make videos, follow a cooking course, run group projects, learn a new language, develop ICT projects, get involved in student-led clubs...

Action: 

Participation in expeditions, individual and team sports, and physical activities outside the normal curriculum; it also includes physical activity involved in carrying out creative and service projects:  any sport club in school, swimming, gym, martial arts, as long as there is a physical challenge!

Service:

Spending time helping out in a Soup kitchen, at dog kennels, assisting the blind, assisting the elderly; giving up their time for 'Legambiente' events, 'Retake Roma' events, Parents' events, ZOA charity events, mentoring...

St George's CAS Co-ordinator is Mr Raniero Bei.