CREATIVITY & SERVICE
Because I’ve always been interested in theatre I decided to start my own acting/theatre group together with my friends. We’ve been supervised by our drama club teacher from middle school and have been practicing once a week, on Sundays per 1-2 hours. Thanks to Podkarpackie Stowarzyszenie Głuchych (Subcarpathia Deaf-mute Association), who provided us with a practice room, we had the opportunity to cooperate with the Sign Language Theatre.
When it comes to the theatre rehearsals the most challenging part was to write a play script for a comedy show. It took a lot of work to complete it and make it funny, but not silly. Besides practicing the play we took some improvisation classes with our teacher. Moreover, thanks to the whole experience of the cooperative work with the Sign Language Theatre I learned the sign language alphabet and some basic words.
After rehearsals, me and my friends have been helping with work such as cleaning in the Podkarpackie Stowarzyszenie Głuchych building. We were also sending advertising e-mails for them and handing out leaflets. Because we did the work for free it is my Service.
The whole experience of both theatre group and cooperation with Podkarpackie Stowarzyszenie Głuchych was fun and challenging. I would love to continue this kind of work next school year but find myself new goals, like starting sign language course additionally and organize a fundraising action.
Firstly, I signed up for the individual pilates classes, an hour per week on Saturdays. Since I have spine problems I was even more motivated to try this kind of exercising. It was a challenge for me because I’ve never been very flexible. Currently I can really see that I’ve improved a lot, stretching is not that hard for me anymore. I’ve also tried different types of exercises, for example ones with a fitness ball or stretching bands. I’ve been doing pilates for the whole school year and I am going to continue it. I also go to the gym 2 times a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays.
In the winter, I attended 8 3-hour snowboarding classes to improve my freestyle. I’ve learned a couple of new tricks and attended an all-mountain competition. Definitely, my biggest achievement in snowboarding this year was a freeride in the woods, which I completed in 30 minutes time. When it comes to snowboarding I also attended an instructor pre-course with my snowboarding teacher since I’m going to take an actual instructor course next year.
During the summer vacation I’m also going to start learning new skateboard tricks and record them.