Summer vacation classes are in vogue
With the onset of summer vacation, vacation classes are mushrooming in Kerala. These classes, which once focused only on extracurricular activities such as music, dance and drawing, have become a profitable business today.
Many parents especially government employees consider vacation classes as a blessing. “It is quite risky to leave my 10 year old daughter alone at home as we both go for work during day time. Vacation classes provide a safe shelter to her”, says Pavithran, a govt employee. “A student can opt for three or four different courses at reduced rates’, says Premaja, a high school teacher. Computer classes and spoken English classes are still in demand along with personality development classes. And if you want your little one to challenge computer speed, you can even easily find an institution offering special training in arithmetic calculations.
In the modern times, vacation classes are not only meant for children. The Continuing Education Sub-Centre of Government College for Women offers 130 different courses for women of all ages, this summer. Courses include those on beauty therapy, fashion designing, embroidery, paper carry bag making and soft toy making . Private schools and nurseries aren’t staying idle, as they too have jumped into the bandwagon by conducting summer camps and organizing leisure trips.
It is certainly better than sitting at home watching television programmes and surfing on the internet, all through the day.