THE BOOKNUTS FESTIVAL: 2ND EDITION

21ST CENTURY SKILLS WORKSHOPS

27th & 28th DECEMBER, 2019 @ CHINTELS SCHOOL, RATANLAL NAGAR, KANPUR

Empowering students with 21st century skills

Is the current education system geared to truly prepare children to be future ready? Are we preparing our children enough to cope with the world at work tomorrow? Children need to be taught key essential skills to be able to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. 

The 21st century is not in the distant future – it is today! We do not have a moment to lose in preparing our students, and our nation, to compete and to succeed.

These 21st-century skills are more important to students now than ever before.

Children need experiential learning in order to develop independent thinking abilities. 21st century skills not only provide a framework for successful learning in the classroom, but ensure students can thrive in a constantly changing environment. 

The 21st Century Skills Festival aims to: 

  1. Provide exposure to the students on skills of the real world.
  2. Meet and interact with experts from different fields. 
  3. Listen to real-life stories from thought-leaders who have achieved success in life after failing several times. 
  4. Get exposed to hands-on learning techniques that will not just spark their imagination but also trigger their curiosity. 
  5. Teach children in a multidisciplinary environment where learning doesn’t happen in isolation but hand-in-hand. 
  6. Encourage children to become responsible social catalysts who will solve real world problems. 

What’s most exciting is that there will be workshops for both children and parents! Hope you will not miss out on this unique opportunity. This is a one of a kind opportunity for the students of our school.

The essential 21st century skills are: 

  1. Critical thinking
  2. Creativity
  3. Collaboration
  4. Communication
  5. Information literacy
  6. Media literacy
  7. Technology literacy
  8. Flexibility
  9. Leadership
  10. Initiative
  11. Productivity
  12. Social skills

Bookings close on 25th December

Book your spot now.

Festival Schedule

Day 1: Fri, 27th Dec., 2019

Venue: Chintels School, Ratan Lal Nagar

Session 1:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Dink-a-Dink-a-Do! (Code: L101)
by Lavanya Prasad

Fun stories with music and movement for the little ones that touch upon kindness and compassion for people and the world around.

Session 2:
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Anansi and the Magic Pot (Code: L102)
by Lopamudra Mohanty

Travel with Lopamudra, lovingly known as Big Buddy by children, as she takes you on an adventurous ride of stories. Her sessions are full of fun, frolic and laughter. This Interactive Storytelling and Literacy session will stress upon vocabulary related to prepositions.

Session 3:
12:00 am – 1:00 pm

Savannah Tales (Code: L103)
by Rohini Vij

Meet a tiny little mouse who is just fed-up of being tiny. All the other creatures simply walk on him, squash him and don’t even hear his cries. What can he do to find a roar? And have you heard about the giraffe who is clumsy and sloppy and cannot dance? Do you think he will ever manage to dance a jig? Come find out all about them in this session.

Session 4:
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Why the sky is far far away? (Code: L104)
by Lopamudra Mohanty

This Interactive and Literacy-Integrated storytelling class will sure to leave you wanting more. The story deals with the importance of valuing what you have and taking care of it.

Day 2: sat, 28th Dec.: 9:30am to 12:00pm

Venue: The Chintels School, Kalyanpur

Session 1:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Pete the Cat Stories (Code: L105)
by Seema Wahi Mukherjee

Listen to the stories of Pete the Cat who is a groovy, blue cat. No matter where he goes, Pete the Cat always keeps his cool. He loves surfing, playing baseball and guitar, spending time with his friends, and trying new things.

Session 2:
10:45 am – 11:45 am

The Tree Boy (Code: L106)
by Pied Piper Sonia

When Sid found himself turned into a tree, will he ever be Sid again? Come and enjoy this delightful tale with Pied Piper Sonia  to know what Sid goes through.

Day 2: sat, 28th Dec.: 1:00pm to 3:00pM

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 3:
1:00 am – 2:00 pm

Anansi and the Magic Pot (Code: L107)
by Lopamudra Mohanty

Travel with Lopamudra, lovingly known as Big Buddy by children, as she takes you on an adventurous ride of stories. Her sessions are full of fun, frolic and laughter. This Interactive Storytelling and Literacy session will stress upon vocabulary related to prepositions.

Session 4:
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lion o’ Clock (Code: L108)
by Rohini Vij

Travel to the dense jungles of India where roam ferocious and hungry creatures waiting for food. Salim the knife sharpener is faced with a unique request from a lion in one story while in another an old couple from South India invite a rather hungry lion to their home for a feast. With hilarious twists and turns both stories are sure to leave you roaring with laughter.

Day 1: Fri, 27th Dec., 2019

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 1:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Tinklers (Code: L201)
by Curio-O-Box

Science was never so much fun! Come join Curio-O-Box as they conduct wonderful activities where children will understand ‘vibrations’ as a concept and watch a live model of a circuit. They will also be taken through the concepts of ‘force’ and witness how a car runs due to the force of air. 

Session 2:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Story of a Naughty Bear (Code: L202)
by Pied Piper Sonia

Have you met the worlds naughtiest bear? Come and be a part of this funny adventures of Bhabhloo and his family living in the mountains of Bhutan.

Session 3:
12:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Invisible Bucket: How full is yours? (Code: L203)
by Lavanya Prasad

Have you filled your bucket yet? What does the bucket signify and why is it important to fill one’s own bucket and others’ too? A session about kindness, love and empathy. There will be lots of fun activities to make the session a memorable one.

Session 4:
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

The Legend of the Rainbow (Code: L204)
by Seema Wahi Mukherjee

Legend goes that not all colours were always in harmony so how did they all learn to live together? Come find out from Seema as she shares this wonderful story with you. 

Day 2: Sat, 28th Dec.: 9:30AM to 11:45AM

Venue: The Chintels School, Kalyanpur

Session 1:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Breaking Stereotypes (Code: L205)
by Lavanya Prasad

Blue is for boys and pink is for girls. Boys like football and girls love dolls. We hear these statements all the time but it’s time to break these stereotypes. Join Lavanya in this extremely interesting and important sessions and learn all about breaking stereotypes with her wonderful tales.

Session 2:
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Dasavatar (An Indian Epic) (Code: L206)
by Lopamudra Mohanty

Are you ready for some mythological stories? Lopamudra aka Big Buddy will take you on a fun ride of stories from mythology. This session is designed especially to create awareness about Indian epics and myths. Adapted for children along with songs and dance mudras.

Day 2: Sat, 28th Dec.: 1:00PM to 3:00pM

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 3:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Story of a Naughty Bear (Code: L207)
by Pied Piper Sonia

Have you met the worlds naughtiest bear? Come and be a part of this funny adventures of Bhabhloo and his family living in the mountains of Bhutan.

Session 4:
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dhuk Dhuk Tales (Code: L208)
by Seema Wahi Mukherjee

A story about a young girl who realises that not all answers can be googled and some answers have to be found within.

Day 1: Fri, 27th Dec., 2019

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 1:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Solar Walk (Code: L301)
by Amitabh Pandey

Astronomy intrigues the minds of all. This fun activity will take children on an interesting experiential walk through space. During this walk participants will gauge the shapes, sizes and distance of the planets in the solar system on a scale that is relevant to everyday life, comprehensible, exciting and fun. 

Session 3:
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Proclaim the Lost Green Cover. Make Seed Balls (Code: L302)
by Ajay Kumar

Our environment is depleting at a very fast pace and there is a desperate need to increase the green cover. In this fascinating workshop, children will be making seed balls for that is the quickest and most cost-effective method to reclaim the lost green cover of our environment. 

The process involves making a ball-sized mixture of soil, seeds and compost, and scattering it in suitable places for trees to grow. The children of today must find innovative methods of afforestation and this is just the right activity to sensitise them on the need for the same and how to solve the issue of ecological restoration.

Session 4:
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

The Explorers (Code: L303)
by Curio-O-Box

Science was never so much fun! Come join Curio-O-Box as they conduct wonderful activities where children will understand the concept of ‘force’ and ‘elasticity’. They will also witness a demo model making activity of a shooter that will launch a ball. The students will also meet ‘Vibra Bot’ – A one of a kind robot that functions on the concepts of vibrations and weight. Students will also learn about the concepts of ‘switch connections’ and ‘simple circuit’. 

Day 2: Sat, 28th Dec.: 9:30am to 11:45AM

Venue: The Chintels School, Kalyanpur

Session 1:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Folklore and Drama: Moroccan Tales (Code: L304)
by Rohini Vij

Listen to an endangered tale from Marrakech Morocco. A tale about a red lantern taken from Richard Hamilton’s collection of stories: The Last Storyteller. 

Session 2:
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Proclaim the Lost Green Cover. Make Seed Balls (Code: L305)
by Ajay Kumar

Our environment is depleting at a very fast pace and there is a desperate need to increase the green cover. In this fascinating workshop, children will be making seed balls for that is the quickest and most cost-effective method to reclaim the lost green cover of our environment. 

The process involves making a ball-sized mixture of soil, seeds and compost, and scattering it in suitable places for trees to grow. The children of today must find innovative methods of afforestation and this is just the right activity to sensitise them on the need for the same and how to solve the issue of ecological restoration.

Day 2: Sat, 28th Dec.: 1:00pm to 3:00pM

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 3:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Anger Management & Mindfulness (Code: L306)
by Rohini Vij

A lot of times we experience an outburst in our heads and don’t know how to overcome the feeling. This outburst, at times, has great consequences. Join us in this important session to discover the magic within yourself and find your breath.

Session 4:
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Solar Walk (Code: L307)
by Amitabh Pandey

Astronomy intrigues the minds of all. This fun activity will take children on an interesting experiential walk through space. During this walk participants will gauge the shapes, sizes and distance of the planets in the solar system on a scale that is relevant to everyday life, comprehensible, exciting and fun. 

Day 1: Fri, 27th Dec., 2019

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 1:
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Learn Life Skills with Stories (Code: L401)
by Pied Piper Sonia

A young and beautiful girl is being tricked into a marriage proposal with a cunning merchant. Will she give in to the pressures or apply the skills of critical thinking to get out of this situation? To know this and more about life skills, join Sonia as she shares stories that will talk about important life skills like problem solving and critical thinking.

Session 2:
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Chandrayaan 2: India’s mission to the Moon (Code: L402)
by Amitabh Pandey

An interactive talk about the future of mankind in space and why we should go to the Moon. 

Day 2: Sat, 28th Dec.: 9:30am t0 11:45AM

Venue: The Chintels School, Kalyanpur

Session 1:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Innovative Hanging Gardens (Code: L403)
by Ajay Kumar

Many a times we hear people complain about not having enough space for gardening. A vertical garden is just the solution for this constraint. A technique where plants are grown innovatively and suspended on a panel. Students will be taken through a creative process where they will ideate on various designs and then repurpose old pet bottles with soil and plants. They will be guided on how to design a wall in their homes or school and add a pop of green to their environment. Be it a windowfarm, a cacti stack, or leafy vegetables and herbs strung in a horizontal grid, a hanging garden is the perfect way to be surrounded by plants.

Session 2:
10:45 am – 11:45 am

The Techies (Code: L404)
by Curio-O-Box

Science was never so much fun! Come join Curio-O-Box as they conduct wonderful activities where children will understand the concepts of ‘Motor Dissection’ and ‘Electromagnets’. Students will be guided on what’s inside a motor and how does it work. They will understand the difference between magnets and electromagnets by hands-on and fun activities.

Day 1: Fri, 27th Dec., 2019

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 1:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Raising Readers (Code: P01)
by Rohini Vij

A workshop on Raising Readers. Bring up your children on an active dose of music, stories, and books. 

Session 2:
10:45 am – 11:45 am

The Importance of STEM Learning (Code: P02)
by Curio-O-Box

Session 3:
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Parenting over Stories (Code: P03)
by Lupamudra Mohanty

Day 1: sat, 28th Dec.: 9:30am to 11:45am

Venue: The Chintels School, Kalyanpur

Session 1:
9:30 am – 10:30 am

What are 21st century Life Skills and why are they important? (Code: P04)
by Sonia Bareja

What are the crucial skills that are needed for life beyond our classrooms? These will prepare our children with abilities and traits required in this rapidly changing and developing environment. 

Session 2:
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Stories for Socioemotional Development in Children (Code: P05)
by Lavanya Prasad

Day 1: sat, 28th Dec.: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 3:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bringing Imagination to Life (Code: P06)
by Seema Wahi Mukherjee

Day 1: Fri, 27th Dec., 2019

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 1:
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Elections in Sabzipur (Code: O01)
by Pied Piper Sonia

When vegetables of Sabzipur village are tired of Paunchy Potato’s Monarchy, will they ever get a new leader? Will they ever see Democracy? If you want to know what Lazy Ladyfinger, Terrific Tomato, Outstanding onion and Cheesy Chilli are upto then join us for this fun loving elections in Sabzipur.

Session 1:
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Jaddu ki Jhappi – It’s okay to be different (Code: O02)
by Lavanya Prasad

Day 2: Sat, 28th Dec.: 9:30AM to 11:45AM

Venue: The Chintels School, Kalyanpur

Session 1:
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Chandrayaan 2: India’s mission to the Moon (Code: O03)
by Amitabh Pandey

An interactive talk about the future of mankind in space and why we should go to the Moon. 

Day 2: Sat, 28th Dec.: 1:00pM to 3:00pM

Venue: The Chintels School, Ratanlal Nagar

Session 2:
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Dance Story: The Story of Punyakoti (Code: O04)
by Lavanya Prasad

Story of a mother cow.

Bookings close on 25th December

Book your spot now.

Speakers

Ajay Kumar - Teach for Green
Ajay Kumar
Teach for Green

Ajay Kumar leads operations and the technical aspect of the organization Teach for Green. Having started this organization from scratch, he has taken it a long way, thanks to his perseverance and dedication. He is one of for changes in the Atal Innovation Mission for NITI Ayog.

He is a recognized change-maker in Global Action for poverty. Having been a Pravah Changelooms fellow & Wipro Fellow he is apt in designing frameworks for future strategies. He has developed several projects and initiatives on environmental sustainability.

Amitabh Pandey Astronomer
Amitabh Pandey
Astronomy Expert

Amitabh Pandey is working with tribal and rural literacy project with a Delhi based organization SRUTI (Society for Rural-Urban and Tribal Initiative). Since 2012 he has been an advisor to the Bihar State Government for searching and examining ancient observatories of Aryabhatt. He regularly delivers public lectures in colleges and institutes, and also writes for Jansatta, Nai Duniya and BBC as a science and astronomy expert. In 2009, he founded the Noida Cyclist Club to promote cycling as a healthy, environmentally friendly mode of transport.

Lopamudra Mohanty
Lopamudra Mohanty
Founder, Big Buddy World

Business strategist, entrepreneur & leader having more than 18 years of experience across diverse industries with more than 7 years in training exclusively and added experience involving enablement of teams & people. She is the founder of Big Buddy World aka BBW Education Pvt Ltd. a space of Innovative Learning to cater to develop Reading Skills through storytelling, theatre, and other innovative techniques. She believes in the importance of developing Reading Skills amongst children and young adults. 

Seema_Wahi_Mukherjee
Seema Wahi Mukherjee
Storytelling Coach

Seema Wahi Mukherjee is an International Storyteller, a Storytelling Coach, an Education Consultant, and a Toy and Puppet designer. She believes in the Power of Storytelling to create engagement in the teaching-learning process. She extensively trains educators and aspiring storytellers in the art of storytelling. She enjoys visualizing and creating different puppets, dolls, and props for story sessions, and facilitates workshops on the same as well. Seema is particularly interested in stories to make science maths concepts relatable and in healing with stories. 

Sonia Bareja
Sonia Bareja
Wellness Coach & Mentor

An incisive professional with 18 years of varied experience as a Regional Sales, Distribution & Marketing professional, an Entrepreneur, an Educator cum Counsellor, Story Teller, a Wellness coach & mentor. Post her corporate experience in Sales & Marketing, currently, as an Entrepreneur she is involved in Counselling, Educating, Training & Creative Development – Corporates, Professionals, Young adults, and Children. Pied Piper of tales, Sonia, can lure you into the magical world of stories; a world where one craves for stories one after the other. 

Lavanya Prasad
Lavanya Prasad
Founder, Tale’scope

Lavanya is a storyteller, who has been telling stories professionally since 2012, through her organization Tale’scope. Her stories are always intertwined with music and movement. She has performed for the Masai Mara School in Kenya and in the Victoria storytelling guild (Australia). She works extensively with senior citizens, with her “Roots project” helping them recall and document their life stories and also revisit to their roots using the folktales from their land. She loves telling tales incorporating the “Hari Kathe” format of India. Mythology, folktales and personal stories interest her immensely.

Rohini Vij
Rohini Vij
Founder, NutSpace

Rohini Vij is a professional storyteller and educator, she has created 200+ story videos for children and has trained teachers in Storytelling, Phonics, and teaching EFL/ESL. She has performed on various prestigious platforms. Rohini’s passion for storytelling and stories in education is untiring and she is currently working with various schools as a curriculum consultant and developer. Rohini has been a speaker at IIM Lucknow, IIT Kanpur, TIE-UP, EO Lucknow, TOI parenting workshops, HCL Foundation, Mobile Creches, among others. 

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Curio-O-Box
STEM Workshops

Curio O Box is making foundation level education more Experience and Innovation based through the concept of Experiential learning. They work with Schools, Parents, Kids and some Business organizations to make Science easy and Fun. They create experiments, activities and gadgets to open young minds to Science in an exciting and engaging way.

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