My Junior Award (JASS) Experience
Ethan Chiam, Year 6W
Hi, I am Ethan Chiam from 6W. I am currently on Junior Award Silver level and I am moving to Gold level soon.
The JASS program gives me an opportunity to try out challenging activities that I normally would not do. Last year, I went to Redang with my family and I attended The Discovery Scuba Diving session. It was taught in the swimming pool and I learned the basics of scuba diving.
I remembered being terrified and quite nervous. The oxygen tank was heavy and I could barely drag myself to the swimming pool. I had to squat underwater for about 10 minutes and practise to regulate my breathing. I was so petrified that I was going to drown or the water was going to go into my nose. However, I was brave, resilient and courageous and managed to finish the lesson without much difficulty.
At the end of the day I felt that the diving experience helped me with my confidence and moving forward. I am willing to try out more adventurous activities through my JASS journey and negotiated program.
I hope to achieve all levels of the Junior Award and complete my Gold level by the end of 2021.