Have you heard of anyone who used both hands to write? In fact, to write different languages and subjects? Well, you got to believe, a local school in a village is helping students to practice both handwriting skills. This is called ambidextrous. One possible benefit of being ambidextrous is improving communication between our left and right brain hemispheres which might improve creative and abstract thinking.
Einstein is often cited as an example of unusual brain development. He was observed to be right-handed, but his brain hemispheres were nearly symmetrical which is the case in some left-handed and all ambidextrous persons. Other examples are Tesla and DaVinci, both ambidextrous/left-handed and both considered creative geniuses.
Veena Vadini School Of Singrauli in India, located in a rural area founded by VP Sharma, a former soldier claims he was inspired by the first president Rajendra Prasad (in office from 1950 to 1996) who was ambidextrous and wanted to give it a try.
He started a small school in a rural area, which is in his native village in 1999 to provide education to low-income families. This local school in India has gained massive attention over the fact that all 300 students are ambidextrous. Hardly one child in a million is ambidextrous.
How does he do it?
He begins training students from Standard 1 and by standard 3, they start getting the hang of being comfortable to write using both hands. When they move to Standard 4 and 5, students have perfected the art of using both hands and writes with speed and accuracy. To add, they can write two scripts simultaneously, one with each hand, including several languages.
VP Sharma encourages his students by timing them. For every 45 minutes, a 15 minute to be devoted to handwriting practice ensuring that every student develops the ability to write with both hands. He is a firm believer that skills enable his students to learn multiple languages and has them practice writing the same words in different languages at the same time.
VP Sharma has become a well-known teacher around India for his timely methodical ways to teach students to practice ambidextrous.