GIN CAS Cookie Baking Reflection

As members of GIN CAS, we wanted to make the homeless people happy. We discussed different methods of how we could do that and came up with an excellent solution. We wanted baked cookies with the money red and white gave us, but we didn’t have any place or the tools to bake them. Dragon Dining to the rescue! They let us borrow their oven and other utilities to bake them and make homeless people happy. It only took 2 hours because we also got help from the chefs as well. It was a great success and we could not have done it without the help from red and white, dragon dining, and google. THANKS! Here are some of the photos we took. 

Gin Cas Project

Today in our class we had done a project and done a presentation about four subjects of skills. And we chose our team out of 17 goals to achieve. I had chose the 14th one which is the one to save dead fishes in the sea. Who my group is Yuki in 7th grade and Juan in 8th grade. Our goal for our group is to take as much of garbage around the ocean and take them so we can have less fishes being dead.

group PLAY

Today, we went to YCAC for the leadership retreat. We picked global goal we are going to work on. Our group is PLAY (Plant Life Around Yokohama) Boys. We are Yui, Noa, Lukus, Await, Takumi and me(Adam). Yui is the leader of our team, Noa is the poster master, Lukus is the one who keep control of goals and blog posts(Emails), Await is the Co poster/Advertisements, Takumi is the one who keep control of action plans as well as document meetings, and i am the general helper / assistants for all members. We have 5 goals for this year. They are: 1.Get permission to plant in specific areas. 2.Minimum of 10 plants (trees and flowers). 3.Care for plants and trees around the local community (once per 2 months). 4.Start planting green life at school. 5.Have excursions.

We are PLAY, planting green life Block by Block.

-Adam Yun

Ocean Clean up – May 14.

On may 14th, we went to Yuigahama beach to clean up the ocean. We picked up garbages that was along the ocean. There wasn’t much garbage around the ocean but we found a lot of packages of snacks. We saw a lot of crows which were messing around with the garbages and also for the foods, the crows made a lot of mess. One of the problem on Saturday was that only three people who were all in ocean clean up participated so it was difficult to clean up effective since we needed more participants. Output next goal is to gather more participants to clean up more effect fly and our ideas on making this happen is to make a competition out of how much garbage you collected so that more people would participate in ocean clean up.

Red and White Reflection Part 2.

The Red and White committee assembled some things we found good and could improve on for next year’s Red and White. We held our second concert in April.

We found that planning and making sure everyone knows what they are doing is one of the most important things. Having lists and shared documents and a set schedule helped us stay on track. Also chasing the charity earlier on helped us.

Improvements can be made both backstage and on-stage. We thought a video promotion for the concert can be a fun way to advertise the concert. Also a reward for the winner could be nice, a small prize. We noticed announcing the colour of the performances in important. At the concert it is very crucial to keep reminding the audience why the concert is being held, which is for charity. At the beginning of the concert we had the Chiku group talk about their group and cause to give the audience a good understanding about the charity. We had a game in our second red and white, which was a fun way to get the audience involved. But it went on for too long and we had to rush it at the end.

Overall making the concert interesting and exciting will make it successful.

Fruit Delivery for the Chiku Center!

Over the course of the past month/two months, we, the Chiku Center group have made a goal to purchase fruits using the money collected at the Red and White charity concert. We started off by writing a proposal to the R&W committee regarding the things we would of liked to do with the kind donations from the YIS community. We were fortunate enough to receive the money and visited a local supermarket on May/11/2016 (Wednesday) to purchase a total of 150 apples, and 126 Oranges! Then, on Friday May/12/2016, we took the fruits down to the Chiku Center.

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Once again, we would like to thank everyone who donated the money to this charity as without the fruits, we would have been unable to put a smile on the homeless’ face.

Chiku Center

Children’s Day // Childhood Center Group

Hello we are the Childhood Centre Group.

We came up with several new ideas in today’s meeting which we can make it happen at YIS.

Our idea is to do a festival(?) on the children’s day which is May 5th. We think this will be a great idea because we have enough time to plan, make things, etc. In this project, we hope to be able to

  • make something to eat, for example, cupcake, cookies, etc
  • have some games related to children. For example quiz

Chiku Center Main Reflection:

In November we the challenge we had was getting people to donate food. To encourage them to bring food, we had a competition in between the classes. This worked very well but we could do better. As the year goes on, we are going to try and improve the donations. The problem we had was where to put the food when someone brought it. The bin we had was hard to see so we got let food because people didn’t know where to put it. For semester two, we are planning to go to the Chiku Center even more than we go now. We are also going to try very hard to get people to donate more food.


Ocean clean up – Nov.17

  • What have you succeeded in doing so far?

We the 15.Nov we went to 七里が浜 (Shichirigahama) beach, for cleaning up the litter. We collaborated with the HS and went to clean up the ocean as a team. We gathered into small teams, and picked up the trashes. Separating papers and plastics differently.

  • What are the strengths of your team?

The strength of our team is that we have a very strong friendship, and we work very efficiently together. We are all wanting to cooperate, and we have different ideas, so as a whole we form a better community.

  • In what areas, could your team improve?

We could improve on encouraging more people to come to the ocean cleanup, and making more posters to inform people about the problems of the ocean.

  • What are your group’s next steps?

Our next goal is to go visit the beach that is dirtier, and to encourage people to come to the ocean clean up activity.

Red and White – Mid Semester Reflection

We have already found a charity to donate the money collected the Red and White to. We are advertising around school with posters and at food fair we had a stand to advertise Red and White even more.

Our teams strength is we all help each other and contribute to team discussions. But we could definitely work more on the team work. Since we are “separated’ into subgroups we tend to work with just those groups.

Our group’s next steps are to hold our auditions and make sure everything is ready for the concert.