Papyrus Discovery Camp

Monday, March 30, 2009

Summer Camp, Adayar

Discovery Camp by PapyrusClubs: If you are looking for a Summer Camp with a difference for your kids close to your neighbourhood in Adayar, Here it is:
Camp1 - April 13 to 17, 2009
Venue: Nellai nadar Matric Hr. Sec. School
3/590, Lakshmi Perumal nagar, Kottivakkam, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600041

Friday, March 27, 2009

Summer Camp where children should explore and learn!

A Summer Camp with a difference ... in Chennai : Ever wondered how the man who played the violin the first time actually played it the way it should be played? It makes you ponder whether there was music at all before the Ragas were born, before sa re ga ma was framed, before Saint Thyagaraja fabricated those wonderful compositions.It is true that god created man with an ability to learn from nature around him. Man learnt or rather acquired skills by imitating from what he saw around him in nature, he watched the birds sing around him and learnt to create music, tunes...there can be innovation, or rather discovery, only when one is allowed to explore and learn on one's own without being taught by someone, without being instructed to do something. In line with this thought, it is indeed completely wrong to believe that children will learn things only if they are taught. Infact children will try and do things differently and understand concepts better if they are allowed to experiment, research and learn by themselves! This can be a very exciting experience for a kid since no rules about which they should worry.

Don't you think a child's mindset will change if you tell the kid that no matter how she fares in the exam, he/she will be promoted to the next level?

If anyone had instructed Mandolin Srinivasan to play only do re mi on the instrument because it was meant to be a western instrument, don't you think we would have lost a gem, a child prodigy in Carnatic music? Thanks to his teachers who did not instruct him!

It is this belief that PapyrusClubs will carry forward in the Discovery Camp for kids this summer.
Children will learn by discovery, by experimentation!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

PapyrusClubs Discovery Camp

Maximum Learning, Minimum Teaching

“I hear and I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand”
- Confucius

Summer Holidays are here. There are courses and courses and courses that children can attend. The PapyrusClubs Discovery Camp stands apart. It is built on the well established premise that the best form of learning is facilitated by assisting discovery.

Over 5 days, children would get to actively participate in the following:

Detective Club
Ever wanted to solve cases like the Five Find-Outers? Then this is your chance.
• Improve analytical and deduction skills.
• Develop and refine critical thinking skills.
• Develop problem solving strategies.

Dramatics Club
Lights, curtains, the stage and you!!
Come and experience creating a performance through dance and drama. Tap your innate talents. Create your own skits/plays based on themes from our epics, history and social topics under the able guidance of eminent theatre personalities.

T-20 Club:
Well, does this game need any introduction? Indulge in an exciting game of cricket played with a tennis ball (so that everyone can participate), with live commentary. Watch out, rules may get changed and you may be asked to bat with a tennis racket or a baseball bat!

Photography Club
Yet another creative medium of self-expression. Get the best out of your mobile phones and digital cameras. Understand the impact of light and shade, of black-and-white and colour. Click/flash your way to fun! Acquire hands-on experience of the nuances of photography in presence of a professional in this field.

Debating Club
Talk your mind! Participate in Jest-A-Minute contests.
This Club will provide opportunities to express your opinion, speak in front of an audience, understand different views and opinions, and look at the two sides of a coin.
- Debate!

Mechano Club: Get Mechanical!!
Try your hands on nuts and bolts, wear your thinking caps, grease your hands and learn to assemble, repair by experimenting.

Adventure Club: Get wacky! Get yourself to do exciting things like Tree Climbing, rope climbing, wall climbing under the guidance of professionals. Tie and untie knots that will help you climb rocks/mountains; find your way in and out of a deep jungle! Discover the art of self-defence with the help of a Martial art expert. Play less known game such as Rugby.

Music Club: If ever you wished you moved your hands on the keyboard like A.R. Rahman did and played the Guitar like Keith Peters, here is an opportunity for you to do all this in our Music Club. Sing along, bang the bongo drums and rock!

Robotics Club: Creations come to life in Robotics – they are born through your hands, start thinking using your programs and let us say dance to your tunes at the end! Don’t miss creating a Beckham or Drogba to play your favorite Soccer.

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