“ Beyond 8 at HLC helped incubate my zest for public speaking. They helped bring my idea of organizing a one-of-a-kind interschool debate conference into fruition. While brainstorming for the conference, we had flexible working hours to connect with the teachers and have regular meetings. There was emphasis on the importance of learning beyond the classroom and student led learning. This allowed me to take initiative to teach high schoolers debate and public speaking after school. Beyond 8 at HLC also gave me the opportunity to volunteer at a regional ISDS tournament and helped me realise that public speaking extends beyond educational institutions and that it is a life skill
- Sanjay Sudarsan, 2019 Graduate
“ My friends often complain they don’t have enough time to do what they really love. But I’ve never had to worry about this. Beyond 8 at HLC has enabled me to follow my true passion - Carnatic Music. On many occasions, I have taken time off from school to perform, to attend music classes, to practice, or even just to listen to a concert. In fact, I owe it to Beyond 8 that I have been able to discover how much music means to me. Till you reach a certain stage in any field, you can’t gauge its place in your life accurately. But to reach such a stage, you must have the opportunity to invest a good amount of time in it, which it unconditionally allowed me to do.
- Sumana, Grade 10 Student