Ideas for CAS Activities

Here are some ideas that may be good CAS activities. These are just ideas, not approved activities. You still must find a supervisor, fill out an activity proposal and have it approved by me before participating in the activity. What is a good CAS activity for one student may not be for another; feel free to come up with your own ideas.


1.     Design and create a mural at school (C/S)

2.     Plan and execute an art project for kids at a residential treatment center. (C/S)

3.     Plan and execute an art project at a school where students don’t have art.

4.     Learn a new musical instrument.

5.     Learn an especially challenging piece of music/dance routine (C/A, if dance)

6.     Choreograph and participate in dance routine for sports events (C/A)

7.     Perform music and dance in a new or especially challenging context (public audience, large audience, competition context)

8.     Do a world map mural project with younger students and teach about geography. (C/S)

9.     Plan a musical program and perform for hospital patients (C/S)

10. Teach art/music/dance to another person/group of people. (C/S)

11. Design a website for a school/non-profit/charity organization. (C/S)

12. Design a series of after school tutoring sessions. (C/S)

13. Teach anything- this always involves design and creativity if it’s done correctly

14. Design an awareness campaign for an environmental issue. This could include a creating posters, creative announcements, creative presentations (C/S).

15. Create a mini photography portfolio with a clearly defined theme, objective, and goal (i.e. NOT These are all the pics of my friends holding up peace signs!)

16. Take a ceramics class.

17. Write a poem or short story for the HIS Yearbook.

18. Help out with yearbook creation and design

19. Write a speech on UN Day theme (C/S)

20. Start a debate team

21. Design programs for UN Day/World Spelling Day/World Maths Day/International Literacy Day/Any other Day (i.e. be in charge and make it creative.) (C/S)

22. Start a photoblog or join new photographers groups on Flickr where you can share your photography and improve your photography. 365 photos project, Photo Friday etc.

23. Find an ugly wall in your neighbourhood and design a mural for it. Ask permission from
whoever owns it and then enlist friends or neighborhood kids to help out with it.

24. Create a historical walking tour of Hiroshima in English with map and signs explaining the historical significance (C/S)

25. Create a nature walking tour of Hiroshima in English with map and nature information (C/S)

26. Design and create attractive signs with environmental messages for your school or neighborhood. (C/S) 


1.     Plan an overnight hiking expedition – take an experienced outdoors person with you

2.     Climb a mountain

3.     Try bowling. Try golfing. Try curling!

4.     Try surfing at Hamada….

5.     … then get good at surfing.

6.     Learn to swim

7.     Learn to SCUBA dive or get advanced certification

8.     Try mountain biking. Organize a trip for a group from school.

9.     Commit to riding your bike to school a certain number of times per week

10. Learn to skateboard- BE CAREFUL!!!

11. Join a gym over winter. Set yourself a workout plan and stick to it!

12. Join weightlifting classes

13. Join hip hop dance classes

14. Train for an upcoming running race and set a goal for yourself.

15. Join a tennis club

16. Find a community garden and help out in it (A/S)

17. Teach sports to kids who don’t get the opportunity to learn (A/S)

18. Learn to ski or snowboard this winter

19. Plan an overnight camping activity for a group of interested elementary/middle school students and lead it (with teacher supervisor). (A/S)


1.     Tutor at a local elementary school

2.     Work as a teacher’s aide in a local elementary school

3.     Volunteer to help play with orphans at local orphanage

4.     Teach singing/piano/guitar as a lunchtime or after school club

5.     Teach people at non-profit or charity about open-source software and how they
can use applications to make their organization serve people better

6.     Visit the hospital for bomb survivors weekly and chat to the residents, or teach them a new craft/skill.

7.     Volunteer to teach a workshop at a local internet café on writing a resume (S/C)

8.     Organize a beach clean-up with your friends: find a local company who will dispose of the trash and recycling and spend a few hours cleaning the beach.

9.     Campaign the local government on an issue you feel strongly about

10. Plant trees in watershed. (S/A)

11. Become certified in CPR/First Aid at local Red Cross.

12. Become a CPR/First Aid instructor and teach classes at local Red Cross.

13. Serve as a translator for school activities as and when needed.

14.  Help a lower school club set up a website (like maybe the Thousand Crane Club) - (S/C)

15.  Design and perform a creative skit about healthy eating habits for lower school (S/C)

16.  Research healthy eating options and change Hungry Hideout food offerings. (S/C)

17.  Design a poster campaign for healthy eating (S/C)

18.  Start a Model UN team (S/C)