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Summer holiday fun

A summer break need not just be an excuse to stay indoors. HT Education explores options that can add a sparkle to your holidays.

education Updated: May 01, 2012 12:40 IST
Garima Upadhyay Rawat

From puppetry workshops to discovering the actor in you, this summer you have the option to explore a range of activities. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer...

Play with puppets: This summer, The Kat-katha Puppet Arts Trust, popular as Katkatha, plans an exciting peek into the Puppet Lab for children! Here, they can learn to invent their own characters and stories, experiment with material, create their own puppets and present their own shows. They can have puppet demos as well! For more information, contact — katkathapuppet@gmail.com or 09810511360 / 9810544022.

Lights, camera, and action: The workshop programme has been designed to introduce young people to the process of playmaking. Over the course of four weeks, participants brainstorm, experiment, write, improvise and act out their own play. The emphasis is on original expression, learning through experimentation and making mistakes. Check with Yellowcat Theatre Company at 40580158, 9811809008 for more details.

Adventure sports: Make this an adventure packed summer holiday you’ll never forget. You can choose to go for para-gliding to hot-air ballooning this summer. Enjoy adventure sports like rock-climbing, rafting, trekking, river crossing etc. Check www.rocksportadventures.com for more details. You can also choose to chill out in the waters and explore various hues of marine life like scuba diving and snorkelling at Goa, Havelock Islands in Andamans and Lakshadweep. Check links like www.diveindia.com, www.barracudadiving.com and www.barefootindia.com for more details like cost, duration of the sport etc.

Link-in: Explore the web for some mind-boggling summer ideas. Gyaanexchange.com brings you an amazing array of activities and courses ranging from things as simple as chocolate making, painting and clay modelling to heritage walks, excel training or learning foreign languages like French or Russian, among others from the comfort of your home. Check out the link and choose what you want to do. These classes will help you hone your creative skills and give you a chance to learn something different while mingling with likeminded individuals.

Be a babysitter: While for some vacations are a time to learn and enhance skill-sets, for others it is the perfect time to rake in the moolah. For these go getter individuals the internet offers ample opportunities to make money.

From teaching online to taking up freelance assignments, you can do it all. At the local classified search engine OLX, students have found ways of making an extra buck through sale of old notes and study material. One can even find students offering their services for hobby classes, banner arts, babysitting, garden maintenance, house sitting and many more interesting activities.