Calling all Wannabe World Conquerors!
Develop real-life skills needed as a tween-ager to succeed in the 21st century. Designed in a Skill-Challenge-Reward game format, this course will require children to complete simple and fun challenges as homework assignments.
This course is for students entering grade 5, 6 or 7.
What are the skills that tween-agers and teenagers need to ‘adult’ successfully in the 21st century? While academic excellence will take one far and is to be commended, what are the other qualities, attributes and real-life skills that go into building not just a full-grown but a wholesome, complete and well-adjusted human being?
Inspired equally by Lord Baden Powell’s Scouts and Guides movement, which laid great emphasis on making responsible, resourceful and nature-loving nation-builders out of children, and Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of self-sufficient, self-reliant communities where everyone was treated equal, this course will help children explore these questions, through the four concentric circles of growth, starting with their individual selves and expanding outwards:
· Personal Development (I believe in being the best that I can be)
· Family and Home (I believe in being self-reliant)
· Community (I am an informed, responsible and valuable member of my community)
· The Great Outdoors (I believe I am an integral part of the natural world)
Designed in a Skill-Challenge-Reward game format, this course, which will be run on alternate days, will require children to not only participate in class but to complete simple and fun challenges on their days off.
Learn more about our expert course facilitator, Roopa Pai, here.
Roopa Pai is one of India’s best-known writers for children. This Bangalore-based author is a computer engineer by qualification, but chose several years ago to pursue a writing career instead. She has written more than 25 books for children, ranging from picture books to chapter books, and fiction to non-fiction, on themes as varied as sci-fi fantasy, popular science, maths, history, economics, Indian philosophy, life skills, and most recently, medicine. Many of her books are bestsellers and are enjoyed as much by adults as by children.
Her best-known books include the 8-part 'Taranauts', India’s first fantasy-adventure series for children in English, 'Ready! 99 Must-Have Skills For The World-Conquering Teenager (And Almost-Teenager)', the award-winning national bestseller ‘The Gita For Children’, listed by Amazon India as one of ‘100 Indian Books To Read In A Lifetime’, and its prequel ‘The Vedas And Upanishads For Children’. Her TEDx talk ‘Decoding The Gita, India’s Book Of Answers’ has received over 1.5 million views to date.
When she is not writing, Roopa can be found leading groups of children and young people on history and heritage walks across her beloved Karnataka, as part of her job as director of a company she co-founded, BangaloreWalks.
She has most recently co-authored fitness evangelist and supermodel Milind Soman’s memoir – 'Made In India', and is currently working on a book of poetry translation, in which she is translating 100 poems of famous Kannada poet, Padma Shri K S Nisar Ahmed, into English.