You are invited you
to join an exciting, new and very timely scheme designed to develop your
knowledge, talents, skills and interests in a way conventional school does
not. It will also give you something different and fascinating to do while
schools are temporarily closed and you are unable to spend your free time
as you might want. It's called The New Syllabus.
The New Syllabus
It is a syllabus that depends on and works with an alternative to university
called DiVersity. You can see full details here
. The New Syllabus is for younger people who are obliged to attend conventional
schools, and it is designed to run alongside these schools using email and
social media as well as gatherings at weekends or during school holidays when
these are again possible. With this syllabus you work on a wide range of subjects.
The subjects you work on
with The New Syllabus are:
1 practical skills that are useful for life (and also for getting good placements
in DiVersity) such as cooking, DIY, sewing, painting, IT skills, first aid
and so on;
2 skills to help you handle life such as negotiating, assertiveness training,
NLP, study techniques, mental arithmetic, self-defence, lie detection;
3 areas of knowledge neglected by normal schools which can be life-changing
such as meditation, yoga, nutrition, dance, growing food, chinlone, telepathy;
4 any and all other subjects or activities which you find interesting, which
you are good at, or which stimulate your curiosity;
5 the interesting bits of conventional subjects - sacred geometry, quantum
physics, weather control, where money comes from.
With some of these areas we can help with reading lists, watch links, our own
web pages, dropbox, youtube, and a perfect storm of facilitators. Others you
will need to source locally, others we will work on at gatherings. We propose
an unusual and extended, guided and supported syllabus. (Some of the subjects
will also help you and those around you during the present exceptional circumstances.)
An Important Point
The existence of DiVersity and
its non-existent entry requirements means that the whole fear thing caused
by exams, tests and marks while you are at school evaporates. (It may take
a while to get used to not worrying about these things!) The New Syllabus
is not for everyone. If it is not for you, please pass it on!
From the moment you join the programme, you start building a Dossier. Exactly
what this consists of is very flexible and is explained more below. We can help
with the format and the process, but the Dossier encourages you to become an
aware participant in every area of your life and study, rather than a passive
note-taker and regurgitator of things you have been told. (Your Dossier can
be used as a credential later on if you need one)
When can you start?
Anytime. Starting after Easter we are doing a fortnight's trial which is free
- there is a low registration fee to cover induction and admission interview.
A question and answer Zoom meeting is planned for this coming Friday 17th
April at 14.30 French time (half past one in the afternoon in the UK). Here's
the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3376069733
A sample paper you will be able
to deal with after following the New Syllabus!