With the onset of summer vacation, various institutions in the city have introduced a flurry of camps and programmes to keep the students engaged.
Kalabhavan, the centre for learning performing arts, is organising a summer camp in various arts, including light music, classical music, bharatanatyam, mohiniyattom and other forms of dances.
Children can also try a hand at painting and drawing. The institution will also conduct classes in tabala, mridangam, violin, veena, organ and other musical instruments. Officials have informed that no age bar has been set for those interested in receiving training from the institute. The classes will begin at 9.30 am till 4 pm. Vehicles to drop the students at their houses are also available from the Kalabhavan. Those interested may contact 0484-2354522, 2381400.
Meanwhile, the Vyttila Ramakrishna Mutt will be holding a personality development camp and training for the spiritual growth of students aged between 11 and 16 years. The classes will commence from April 17 to April 28.
Various classes in karate and other martial arts are being provided at the Cochin Gymkhana. The club is organising training for those interested in roller skating. Classes will commence from April 1 at the Gymkhana. Those interested have been asked to contact 0484-4021217, 2304148, 2303071.
Children who are fond of magic can also master the tricks of the art during this vacation. The Academy of Magical Sciences is organising magic classes for students from April 1 to May 31. The classes will start at 10 am and continue for two hours till 12 noon. Magicians trained under Gopinath Muthukad will be imparting training.
The focus of the lessons is also to develop the students mentally.
Those students who pass in the practical test will be admitted to the academy. For details, contact 7736694023.