In a typical Indian school all the children write with both hands
• all the children write with both hands in the usual Indian School of
A small rural school in India has attracted international media attention the fact that all 300 of her students - ambidexters, that is able to write and the right and left hand. It is capable of only one percent of the world's population, but the ambitious founder of a school wants to change this, start small.
School Vandinho Wines in Madhya Pradesh, founded in 1999, former soldier named VP Sharma (VP Sharma). Train ambidexterity was inspired by the first President of India, Rajendra Prasad, who ruled the country from 1950 to 1962.
"I read in a magazine that Dr. Rajendra Prasad wrote with both hands, and it inspired me to try. Later, to open a school in his native village, I tried to teach it to students. We began to teach children from the first grade, and third grade he was already comfortable writing with both hands, and the students of the 7th and 8th grades were able to write quickly and accurately. After some time, they learn to write two texts simultaneously, one with each hand. Also, students know several languages, including Urdu. "
Each 45-minute class at school Wines Vandinho includes 15 minutes when the kids practiced writing with both hands. Sharma believes that skill helps students easily learn several languages. They also practiced to simultaneously write the same words in different languages.
While many believe that the use of both hands while writing helps to improve concentration, recent studies have revealed that this is, on the contrary, can harm cognitive development. American scientists have concluded that children ambidexters on a number of skills (knowledge of mathematics, memory and logical reasoning) inferior lefties and righties.
A study in northern Finland found that children ambidexterity stronger tendency to develop mental health problems, including impaired speech, difficulty with learning and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.