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The magic of learning, renewed

rekindling interestThe summer camps have been presenting a number of new perspectives on education —Photo: R. Ravindran

rekindling interestThe summer camps have been presenting a number of new perspectives on education —Photo: R. Ravindran  

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As an all-terrain robot swiftly makes it way under the benches and tables of a classroom, an excited bunch of children stare in fascination even while making sure their feet are not in its way. The enthralled children were at a workshop held as part of The Hindu Young World Summer Smart Camp that is on for the past week at various centres across the city.

Vishal Desh, a 13-year-old student of Kidobotikz, a robotics training centre, deftly handles the robot . “It is actually interesting to give these children a glimpse into robotics and kindle their interest. That is how I started two years ago,” said Vishal.

Sneha Priya, director of the institute, said they are teaching children to create small circuits.

In another venue, children are learning new techniques to remember spellings and idioms. Srividya Rajesh, an instructor with Scolympics that trains children in vocabulary building and story writing said: “We want to give children a new perspective to learn English.”

Aniketh, a class IX student, said this workshop taught him words to remember homework. “There is actually a technique to develop a story or a phrase with just a word,” he added, excitedly.

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