Schools you might love

Are history, science and arithmetic all that schools care about everywhere? Turns out, no! If you look around carefully, you’ll find schools that teach things that are actually fun. Want a diploma in gladiatorial arts or tree climbing? Read on!

Girl swinging from a tree
Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

The art of climbing trees

It’s a pity that Tarzan isn’t the headmaster of this school, but who’s complaining when you can attend school in Oregon, USA, just to learn how to climb trees. The school was started keeping in mind the fact that some people could make careers out of climbing trees. Tom Kovar, the instructor, teaches pupils not only about climbing trees, but also other related useful skills like hanging hammocks and tying knots. Talk about a school you’d not want to miss even if you’re sick

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Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.