The Doon School – Dehradun, India’s pre-eminent boarding school, has announced its residential ‘Summer @ Doon Leadership Programme’ from 2nd to 16th June, 2018. The programme is open to all aspiring girls and boys in Grades 9-12 of Kolkata who are passionate about making a positive impact on the world around them. Application for this programme closes on April 30th, 2018. For details, students can visit at www.doonschool.com/summer.doon/leadership.
This dynamic and thought provoking leadership programme will be a blend of creative experiential learning, leadership case studies, design thinking, motivational lectures, outdoor adventures, self-reflection and group interaction. The programme will allow students to expand their horizons across many disciplines and learn through the lenses of psychology, history, geography, philosophy and economics.
A critically important element will be the relationship between leadership, social service and environmental responsibility. This programme will ensure that boys and girls develop a deeper understanding of what successful leadership is all about and what is required to demonstrate it in the 21st Century in the context of a 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.
“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 @ 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 fulfillment.”
“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 @ Doon”, added Mr. Raggett.
The course opened in 2014 and has received rave reviews. Some past students have said, “I’ve become more confident and done things that I would never have dared to do before.” Palak Mehta. “All the outdoor activities were meaningful and taught me about endurance. It was a very intellectual, interactive and fun experience.” Zoravar Singh Paintal.
ABOUT THE DOON SCHOOL: The Doon School aims to be an institution of excellence, dedicated to finding and developing exceptional students from all backgrounds 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 560 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 in a fully residential environment. A significant number of students, who come from every socio-economic background and from 26 Indian states, 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 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. Doon is a member of the Round Square Organisation, The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) and the International Boys’ School Coalition (IBSC) and is also an IB World School.