IB students create football tournament for CAS Project

The CAS Project (Creativity, Activity and Service) is a significant highlight in the IB Diploma Programme. Students work independently or in groups to organise a community event, fundraiser or challenge, often with local or international mindedness at its heart. With overseas travel and social ‘zone mixing’ largely off-limits at present, students in the Upper Sixth were inspired to arrange a week-long five-a-side football tournament for the whole IB cohort, culminating in a final on Friday 2 October. The teams were so closely matched, deciding who made it to the final came down to goal difference. All players showed their commitment to the cause by playing through very wet weather conditions.

This football tournament has been a real high for the IB cohort. Lukas, Tristan, James, Seb, Kenji and Omari have thought creatively about how to provide an energising activity for their friends and in doing so have demonstrated their capacity to serve their community. In just two working days, they converted a casual daily kickabout into a thrilling competition with full consideration of their peers and school staff. I’m looking forward to the final!

Emma Mitchell,
Director of International Baccalaureate

This football tournament CAS Project follows on from IB student Hector Revill’s 31 half marathons in 31 days, which has raised over £2,500 so far for Antibiotic Research UK, and Daniel Munks’ success in the Keble College Theology and Religion Essay Competition 2020.

Whitgift's IB Course is a complete Sixth Form Diploma experience, with six subjects, study of Theory of Knowledge, an Extended Essay in a discipline of the student’s choice and curation of a Creativity Activity Service portfolio. In recent years, Whitgift has ranked in the top 20 schools worldwide with a typical average points score of 39-40 out of 45 and some students attaining a maximum 45 points.

All at Whitgift look forward to hosting an Easter IB Revision course and a Pre-IB Summer School in 2021.