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Centre for Imagination

Imagination, wide open

The Centre for Imagination opened up its doors to the local community with its first open day of the year on Monday. It was an opportunity for staff, students and local residents to explore the space, understand how they can they use it and share ideas about what they'd like...

India and Woodstock, Sixty One Years Later

A more literary title would be Passage to India, The Return of the Native, or Richer by India (to duplicate the title of my mother’s book about our life there in the 1950’s), but all of these would be too lofty and a tad inaccurate as a header for this...

Interviewing Dr Richard Delacy
Dr Delacy’s India

Shatakshi Kabi, Woodstock student and Centre for Imagination Intern, interviews our resident scholar Richard Delacy.   Where in the world is India?   Where is India? Looking at a world map, one would say with utmost confidence that it is located in the South-Central Asia and lies between latitudes 20° 0' N, and longitudes...

Does a Standardized Education Impoverish a Child’s Future?

In a thoughtful research essay for her AP Seminar class, Tshokey Gyaltshen explores the impact of standardization on education and work. Her piece both demonstrates the quality of academic writing students practice at Woodstock and reveals the need for new directions forward in education, which Woodstock is exploring through the Centre...

Syria Civil Defense, aka the White Helmets, respond to an emergency
The White Helmets – striving to save lives

Woodstock Student Shatakshi Kabi reflects on her conversation with alumnus Nellie Little about the work of Syria Civil Defense, colloquially known as The White Helmets.   A few weeks ago, the Centre for Imagination hosted a screening of the documentary, The White Helmets, an impartial, voluntary rescue force working to save lives in Syria. The screening provoked a good amount...

Hands holding plant
Experiencing social entrepreneurship through simulations

Aspire coordinator Priya Rollins explains why the social enterprise programme is founded on a philosophy of learning through doing.   Among educators, the old Chinese proverb, "Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand" is well known. The idea of a child learning through experience results, not only...

Plants in hands - social enterprise picture
Seven Inspiring Indian social entrepreneurs

Woodstock student Shanti Mathias shares some of the changemakers who have fired her interest in social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship can be an incredible force for change. Essentially, it uses business models to make a difference to social problems - poverty, illiteracy, lack of access to basic services or even a regular income....

Interns at the Centre for Imagination
Being the change we wish to see

Internships at the Centre for Imagination The Centre for Imagination is excited to announce our first team of student interns, whose work will include planning, publishing and hosting events, as well as helping meet the needs of visiting scholars, scientists, and artists. In addition, interns will practice design thinking and project...

Himalayan mountain view
Why I Aspire: Tanashya Batra

Woodstock student Tanashya Batra shares her motivation for getting involved in Aspire, our new social entrepreneurship summer programme. Aspire is an initiative of the Centre for Imagination in collaboration with the curriculum advisory group. I am Tanashya Batra, a senior at Woodstock School. I am one of the people who worked on...