Bangalore, 23 March 2019 – The Doon School, India’s pre-eminent boarding school has announced its sixth residential ‘Summer @ Doon Leadership Programme’ from 21st May to 3rd June, 2019. The programme is open for all aspiring girls and boys in grades 9-12 who are passionate about making a positive impact on the world around them.
Applications for this year’s programme closes on April 30th, 2019.
This dynamic and thought provoking leadership programme will be a blend of leadership case studies, design thinking, creative experiential learning, motivational lectures, outdoor adventures, self-reflection and group interaction. The programme will allow students to expand their horizons across multiple disciplines and learn through the lenses of history, geography, philosophy and economics.
A critically important element will be the relationship between leadership, social service as well as social and environmental responsibility. This programme will ensure that boys and girls receive a profound understanding of what successful leadership is about and what is required to demonstrate it in the twenty-first century in the context of developing society in an increasingly globalized world. The programme will be taught by many of the school’s experienced staff as well as by Doon School alumni and other special guests and invitees.
“The Doon School has long been associated with innovative thinking and leadership and is passionate about being at the forefront of educational opportunity for its students”, said Mr. Matthew Raggett, Headmaster. “Summer at Doon seeks to create a very special experience that will enable a wider student body of girls and boys to discover essential qualities within themselves that will help them on their journey of action, leadership, service and fulfilment.”
“The two week long programme will be an adventure that promises to be challenging and intellectually demanding, enabling students to meet and make like-minded friends, and to learn from each other and the adults leading Summer at Doon”, added Mr. Raggett.
The course opened in 2014 and received impressive reviews. Students from the batch of 2018 said:
“The Doon School facilities are amazing and if I had the opportunity, I would do anything to come here. The intellectual approach of the modules was interesting as it made me question my identity and things that I had never thought of before.” Nysa Keswani
“I have definitely learnt to use my time more productively, reduced the need for my phone and I also have an idea now as to what I would like to do with my life.” Samriddhi Patil
“The modules made me think from a different perspective and the activities were a lot of fun.” Arushi Jain
“The teachers were like our friends, to whom we could talk about anything.” Riddhi Lohani
“I am now more positive, feel more confident and am inspired to follow my passion.” Kashish
“The modules were great because the tutors let everyone speak and give their ideas. Both teachers and students participating in the programme were very intelligent and I made good friends.” Suchet Gopal
“I was very shy and never spoke out but now that has changed. I had a great time and have made many unique friends.” Avishi Gupta
“I have learned to handle failure/rejection in a better way. I loved the approach in dealing with the modules. Meals were delicious, accommodation was comfortable and it felt like a second home.” Dev Anand Gupta
“I have become more open to take risks and ask questions. I don’t think I’ll ever say ‘I can’t do this’ anymore.” Saranya Batra
ABOUT THE DOON SCHOOL
The Doon School aims to be an institution of excellence, dedicated to finding and developing exceptional students to serve a meritocratic India. Founded in 1935 by Satish Ranjan Das, The Doon School has had a long and distinguished history on India’s tradition- enriched soil. It offers programmes that lead to the Cambridge IGCSE, ISC and IB Diploma to 540 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 in a fully boarding environment. More than a quarter of students, who come from every socio-economic background and from 26 Indian states as well as many countries overseas, receive scholarships or bursaries as part of the school’s mission to attract exceptional boys irrespective of their religion, caste or economic background.
The curriculum is broad and provides a balance of intellectual challenge, creative problem solving and adventure in addition to a strong sporting tradition and love of the arts. Service, social responsibility and leadership are part of the school’s curriculum and are embedded in its ethos.
Since its foundation, the school has has produced many distinguished alumni in all walks of life, including Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, many chief ministers of Indian states, ambassadors and luminaries in the world of arts and letters such as sculptor Anish Kapoor and authors Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh and Ramachandra Guha. The Doon School is a member of the Round Square, The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) and the International Boys’ School Coalition (IBSC) and is also an IB World School.
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