all to the fun and cheer at the captivating
an adventure through which you'll learn and earn yourself accolades.
The shy and the bold, the young and the old, there's something for all the grades .
English, science, math and art, be the ace of all the trades.
Experience English Escapades, behold creativity and imagination,
learn new words and idioms, hone writing skills and pronunciation.
Get on top of grammar, master spellings and punctuation;
Learn to write in splendour and style for any situation.
Math Marvels undoubtedly make problem-solving impeccable.
The fun workshops by Stellar Science are certainly inescapable.
Work on your cursive writing - make it beautiful, not just legible.
Learn calligraphy, brush-lettering and several arts, oh so loveable!
Our thoughtful teachers are always here for your little ones so dear,
not only adding to their knowledge but also to the cheer,
So, if you live in Bandra, Khar, Santacruz, Juhu or someplace near,
just step into Classcapades, for your Adventure Begins Here...
Oh! These weeks that we'll spend in isolation
But none can ever quarantine imagination!
So just set your creativity free,
And embark upon a writing spree,
For you can make the best of this break,
While there are tons of prizes to take!
Today a budding writer, soon to be much stellar!
Classcapades heartily welcomes every storyteller!
Last Date for Submission of entries: Thursday, 30th April 2020
Ans. The word 'escapades' means adventure. CLASSCAPADESⓇ is a portmanteau formed using the words 'Class' and 'Escapades'. The name symbolises our mission of providing an exciting classroom learning experience, while transforming education into something that our students will fervently look forward to. Language or mathematics, science or art, at Classcapades we endeavour to transform learning into an adventurous experience for students.
Ans. Classcapades' Creative Writing Programme partners with you through your child's journey in holistic English language development - conversation, reading, grammar, vocabulary enrichment, elocution and creative writing. The up-to-date curriculum is combined with the perfect teaching methods and a sprightly ambience that is conducive to learning.
Ans. As a parent of a Classcapades' student, you can expect your child to display a renewed confidence justified by improved and articulate speech and conversation, exponentially expanded range of vocabulary and enriched writing skills.
Ans. Classcapades is an enhanced learning avenue. We therefore ensure that the learning far exceeds school curricula. Though we are not a school-curricula-focussed institute, you will witness a remarkable improvement in your child's performance at school. The vocabulary and writing techniques undoubtedly augment their composition skills in school which translates into better grades.
Ans. Most speech-and-drama courses enhance spoken English ability. Our English Escapades courses focus on all-inclusive language development. They include both - fluency in spoken English and excellence in written language. Furthermore, our programmes are structured in a manner that helps children retain and use the newly learnt vocabulary and writing techniques.
Ans. A minimum of 40 to a maximum of 44 sessions are conducted through one year (one level) of the English Escapades and Math Marvels courses. The classes are conducted once a week.
Ans. All our annual courses commence in June. However, we permit admissions to the English Escapades courses beyond June as well, subject to availability of seats. In case of late admission, the fee is also charged on a pro-rata basis vis-à-vis the number of classes remaining. Mid-year admissions are not possible for the mathematics courses.
Ans. Currently the Classcapades programmes are conducted at our center at Santacruz - West only. We do not have any branches as of now.
It helps children to think unconventionally and develops their personality through an improvement in their vocabulary, grammar and communication.
The English Escapades - Creative Writing Programme is offered through seven progressive levels to partner with the children through their exciting journey of reading, writing and most importantly enkindling an affinity to the Queen's language.
Besides, we also offer an advanced English Programme for Grown-ups.
Our Programmes are as follows:
Elementary Creative Writing - Std. 1 and 2
Levels 1 to 5 - Std. 2 to 8
Advanced Creative Writing
Advanced English Programme for Adults
✦Instilling the love for words and improving vocabulary for better composition
✦Not only expanding vocabulary by rote but also mastering usage of the newly learnt words and idioms
✦Reinforcing opportune usage of idioms, proverbs and axioms and famous quotations in writing
✦Using literary devices like exaggeration, simile, metaphor, euphemism, etc. in writing
✦Inspiring creative thought and imagination for better essays, letters and stories
✦Structure-based simplification of different writing genres to improve academic writing
✦Providing writing guides and tools to make writing more organised - (setting and character description / plots)
✦Practising the various creative writing genres - essays / letters / stories / recounts / persuasive and argumentative essays / news reports / autobiographies and much more
✦Changing viewpoints / twisting story endings / reinventing the plot of famous stories
✦Learning to use grammatically correct sentences
✦Developing a keen eye for detail and building proof-reading skills through editing-based exercises
✦Honing elocution, fluency of speech and pronunciation
✦Developing personality through improved conversational skills
"Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public."
- George Crane, Language Specialist, writer, journalist and editor
Nevertheless, reading these books may seem a tad intimidating and challenging especially at that tender age.
Bearing this in mind, Classcapades offers a structured reading development programme to make your child a confident, self-assured and independent reader. To overcome the hurdle of the phonemic non-adherence of the English language, our reading programmes combine phonic and sight reading strategies to create a reading curriculum that is coherently structured and at the same time attention-grabbing and thought-provoking for our young readers.
Alongside reading, the programmes focus on poetry and elocution, fluency, pronunciation and conversation enhancement.
The programme is conducted in two levels:
Young Readers Programme (YRP) - Sr. KG
Budding Readers Programme (BRP) - Grades 1 and 2
✦Conversing in an articulate, confident and grammatically correct manner
✦Honing elocution and poetry recitation
✦Transforming children into independent readers by bolstering their reading skills through activities in phonemic and sight vocabulary
✦Mastering high-frequency words
✦Instilling a penchant for reading through group activities and fun-filled games
✦Strengthening comprehension ability once the reading milestones are achieved
✦Introducing grammar concepts and familiarising children to the parts of speech
✦Understanding sentence structure and the role of adjectives & adverbs
✦Learning to construct interesting sentences and coherent, meaningful paragraphs
✦Grooming children to take up the English Escapades Creative Writing course in the future
"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings."
- Helen Hayes
✦ Strengthening basics and fundamentals
✦ Mastering new concepts through systematic 'easy-to-remember' methods
✦ Practising to crack the complex multiple-choice-based examination
✦ Approaching problem solving in a structured manner
✦ Identifying and appreciating the fun contained within Mathematics
✦ Nurturing an affinity for Mathematics
"Pure mathematics is the world's best game. It is more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than monopoly. It's free. It can be played anywhere; Archimedes did it in a bathtub."
- Richard J. Trudeau, Author Dots and Lines
One of our most sought-after programmes, the handwriting enhancement course is a structured eight-day course to significantly improve handwriting (cursive or print type) through habit-building with focus on correct grip, proper proportions, practice and consistency.
The individual attention, motivational approach, the interactive environment and the sprightly ambience eliminate monotony to make this workshop an enjoyable experience.
These programmes are conducted during the vacations only and are open to school and college students and grown-ups as well.
✦ Advanced Cursive Handwriting
✦ Intermediate Cursive Handwriting
✦ Elementary Cursive Handwriting
✦ Print type Handwriting
At Classcapades, we offer courses in Basic and Advanced Gothic Calligraphy. The calligraphy course is for anyone who has the desire and willingness to learn this art of creative lettering. The course is modelled on a tried-and-tested curriculum that progresses in such a way that it makes the learning a structured process to culminate into overall learning of the lettering style.
The programme is for students in grade 4 and above and for grown-ups as well.
✦ Understanding the calligraphy pen
✦ Learning to make thick and thin strokes
✦ Familiarizing yourself to an array of unique writing instruments
✦ Understanding and mastering the fine aspects of word and sentence formation
At Classcapades, we believe that children are curious about the happenings around them. Our science programmes and workshops cater to the curiosity in children and elucidate the link between these happenings and science. The science courses are offered in association with some of the best institutes in the country to make their excellent curricula available in your vicinity. Whether it's trying hands at experiments or crafting your own Newton's hero or building a full-fledged robot or a drone, we have something for everyone who finds science fascinating.
✦ Performing hands-on experiments
✦ Clarifying concepts in science
✦ Creating end-to-end projects and working-models
✦ Studying and building robots and drones
✦ Learning through quizzes, games, roleplays & much more
✦ Building the temper for scientific enquiry
✦ Creating an affinity to Science
"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."
- Carl Sagan, American astronomer
However, the learning of Grammar often takes a backseat, as it is dismissed as something too simple and not deserving of dedicated study.Students and grown-ups too, often gauge the grammatical correctness of a sentence based on auditory familiarity (whether it sounds conventionally correct). This strategy works quite often but it is in no way a reliable tool for ensuring grammatical accuracy.
Grammatical correctness can only be sought through a structured study of relevant concepts, understanding technical terms and analysis of semantic interrelations.
The Pro Grammar course at Classcapades is an exclusively custom-made programme to help your child master concepts in Grammar. A systematic method and approach that emphasises on learning through understanding the function of Grammar concepts rather than by rote. Pro Grammar intends to show children the inherent structure and discipline contained in the English language while it imbibes in children a liking for the study of Grammar.
✦ Realizing that the study of grammar can be fun
✦ Grasping and understanding Grammar concepts
✦ Familiarizing students to the rules as well as the exceptions
✦ Creating and using strategies (mnemonics) to memorise lists
✦ Practising Grammar exercises from an academic point of view
✦ Mastering the subject through Module based learning and assessments
✦ Encouraging life-long learning through grammar games and discussions
✦ Establishing credibility amongst peers as a Pro when it comes to Grammar
"Only in Grammar can you be more than perfect."
- William Safire, American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter
So what distinguishes an exemplary highflier from an average student?
In today's world, can success be attributed purely to academic scores?
To this end, we, at Classcapades, strive to partner with various organizations to bring to you avenues that help develop our students' life skills by increasingtheir general knowledge and globalawareness.
We also provide avenues where children can understand global events and relations, to see the larger picture and to form well-informed opinions on the same.
To take it a step further, these avenues also help children acquire the necessary personality and communication skills along with the confidence to use this new-found awareness and opinion in scenarios like debates and global conferences like Model United Nations (MUN's).
✦ Creating Global Awareness
✦ Formulating well-rounded opinions
✦ Developing professional communication skills
✦ Focusing on development of non-verbal communication skills
✦ Preparing for debates and Model United Nations conferences
✦ Creating a peer group based on similarities in interests and outlook
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
- Benjamin Franklin, scientist, political theorist and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States