An online platform for schools and students around their areas of interest beyond academics, Lynkube is out on their mission to enable students to engage in after-school clubs and courses that are curated to make them future-ready.
This platform allows the children to showcase their talent, enhance skills in their chosen interest areas and freely engage with their age-appropriate peer community. This year, Lynkube is organising a series of summer camps in the Tricity and Zirakpur from May 28 to June 12.
After two years of the pandemic, reflect the organisers, there was a need expressed by parents and school authorities for an offline event that could bring the students together under one roof to learn hands-on from teachers, bond and collaborate and enjoy with peers; thereby developing their social skills which were most impacted during the pandemic.
Through this camp, says Namr Kishore, Founder Lynkube, the team wanted to address both these aspects and bring students together to learn from the experienced mentors travelling from across the country, while not missing out on the fun of being around their group of friends. The sessions have been designed to address the requirements of each age group and encourage students to work together in teams and rediscover themselves.
The focus is on exposing children to multiple activities at a younger age to develop their interests and the team has designed skill-based programs which are otherwise not a part of the school curriculum for older children to address the requirements of pre-teens and teens. Post the summer camp, adds Namr, students can further nurture their interests through the Lynkube after-school clubs, and this would ensure holistic learning for children and complement their academic curriculum.
“At Lynkube we have always aspired to celebrate the creativity of every child and it’s a delight to collaborate with our school partners and parental community to help us in this mission,” says Namr.
There are five camp venues to choose from – The Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchkula, The Gurukul, Zirakpur, Ashiana Public School, Sector 46, Chandigarh; Holy Angels School, Rajpura; Tiny Tots Foundation School, Mohali.
As many as 30 plus eminent mentors from the Tricity region and across the country will be the facilitators for conducting close to 40 plus activity options. The mixed activity camp will incorporate yoga, art, storytelling, science etc. and skilled-based sessions like public speaking, creative mindset building, English language mastery etc. “The environment at the summer camps aims to take children out of their comfort zones and these camps provide children with a ‘blank slate’, allowing them to perform various roles,” says Lalita Prakash, Director, Ashiana Public School.
This year reflects Dr. Rajni Thareja, Director, The Gurukul Chain of Schools, the summer camp takes on a more important role as these are designed to break and overcome the inertia imposed by the restrictions caused due to Covid. “Children now need to venture out, socialize, interact and participate in group activities more than ever before,” concludes Dr. Rajni.