1Why do we need a community for school children?

When students learn reciprocally from their fellow students, it results in great benefits that extend beyond the arena of scholastic and non-scholastic education. They derive opportunities to develop social skills such as functioning collaboratively and explaining their points of view objectively to others. A peer learning environment fosters a healthy competitive spirit among students through mutual sharing of feedback and opinion. Children also get encouraged to be open-minded and appreciative of themselves and their peers.

2 Who are the specialised interest clubs for?

Lynkube offers six different interest clubs to cater to the diverse vocational preferences of students and intends to add more in the coming months. Lynkube strongly advocates peer learning and the interest clubs facilitate the congregation of students with similar interests. It helps them derive the advantages of collaborative learning in the field of their passion, and share their experiences, challenges and achievements with each other. Lynkube interest clubs create a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for students to engage, learn, motivate and be motivated.

3How many specialised interest clubs does my child get access to with a single subscription of Lynkube?

Children can choose any three interest clubs at the time of registration.

4 Why are there age-wise bifurcations within the specialised interest clubs?

Lynkube has designed the learning platform with an undeterred focus on promoting age-appropriate engagement and community networking that will facilitate peer learning. Though the specialised interest clubs cater to the focused, individual interest areas of older children (from grades 6 to 12), we believe that it is important to consider the steep differences in the learning abilities, growth stages and mental maturity levels of children in this broad age group. Thus, to enable wholesome interactions among peers while at the same time allow naturally phased development of personalities in a community environment, we have bifurcated the engagement channels into two age-determined communities: one for students of grades 6 –8 and another for students of grades 9 –12.

5 Why are there no specialised interest clubs for younger students?

Children of kindergarten and up to grade 5 are too young to be focusing on specific areas of interest. Most children of this age who attend specialized training in a certain vocational area are more exploratory and experimentative in their approach and do not achieve consolidation and channelling of their interests. They often pursue interest areas out of parental or peer pressure. We strongly believe that at this age, children instead need exposure to a wider range of co- and extra-curricular activities rather than be made to focus on specific areas even before they receive a chance to discover what they are truly interested in. We have created the Kindergarten Club and Star Club as all-inclusive club with an aim to expose children of pre-primary and up to grade 5 to as many interest areas as possible so that they may be able to choose their preferred area of passion organically, without pressure and in a sustainable manner by the time they are in grade 6.

6 What is the role of parents of the student subscribers of Star Club and Kindergarten Club?

Parents play a supportive and supervisory role for the children enrolled in these clubs. We encourage parents to let their children freely engage in their chosen community and do activities which they like. Please support them with things you believe they will need help with, such as uploading their videos, photos , be around occasionally to supervise their use of the platform, help them to navigate the portal, encourage them to participate and learn from the wide range of activities , share their experiences and appreciate their friends . Additionally, we encourage moms of these children to actively participate in the mom’s forum, freely share learnings and practices in parenting, and add to the holistic experience we aim to create for kids.

7 Are parents allowed to post the achievements of their children on Lynkube?

Parents are requested to let their children freely move in their interest clubs. Therefore, we are restricting parental access to the networking communities because we would like children to upload their own achievements, their happy moments, their creative work and feel proud about sharing it with their peers. We request parents to however encourage their children to post their work as much as possible so that they can facilitate peer learning and celebrate their own hobbies.

In case of Kindergarten and Star club, we presume that children would need parent’s support to use the internet, so parents can assist their children with worksheet uploads, post their achievements and register them for workshops.