Although the IB programme focuses on high academic standards and strict assessment policies, it is also a holistic education that asks students to be open-minded, socially responsible, willing to take risk and critical thinkers.
Part of developing such skills is being involved in experiences that do not include academics and classroom teaching. Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) is a non-academic, obligatory subject that takes place outside of the classroom and asks students to be involved in extra-curricular experiences and carry out work in their community. The IB organization also encourages exchanges with schools from other parts of the world.
At Ikast-Brande Gymnasium we offer you a variety of after-school experiences within the school and we also work with the local community to create opportunities to make a difference and develop your leadership skills outside of school. Our CAS coordinators work with you on an individual basis to tailor a CAS program which fit your wishes and goals and our list of experiences and projects are therefore ever-changing.
Below, you can see examples of CAS experiences and projects for inspiration. Remember, this is not a complete list!
|School choir||Salsa Classes||Tutoring|
|Band and music classes||Martial arts||School Newspaper|
|Debate club||Rock climbing||Volunteer Friday|
|Art classes||Basketball and soccer matches||Advocate a cause, e.g recycling, no bullying|
|Model United Nations||Running Club||... and more!|
|Drama club||Cross Fit and other workouts|
|World Literature Group|
|Learning a new language||Running or biking using|
a tracking system to keep track of progress
|Volunteering at the local|
|Playing an instrument||Workout||Volunteering at the local|
|Kayaking||Helping out at the local cinema|
|Writing poems||Rock-climbing||Teaching at the after-school club at Ikast-Brande International school|
|Creating a YouTube channel||Helping out at the summer|
camp for international elementary
|Babysitting for international families|
|Volunteering for nature and|
|Collecting kitchen equipment|
and toys for underpriveliged in Africa and South America
LARGE-SCALE CAS PROJECTS
|Charity cancer run for local schools and companies in the Ikast-Brande area|
|All-school charity event to collect Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in Ikast|
|All-school bike ride to Silkeborg to raise awareness for the world’s environmental problems|
|Spring Festival with International food fair and stands celebrating cultural differences|
|Large scale recycling project|
|Collaboration with local elementary schools to improve language skills and global understanding|
|Collaboration with Soroptimist International on promoting their cause|