PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE AUSPICIOUS FESTIVAL OF MAHASHIVRATRI!
We, at Presidium, believe that festive celebrations are an important part of the students curriculum. This helps them understand the rituals of each festival and develop a liking for the festivals and celebrations. The celebration of Maha Shivaratri is perhaps the most important of festivals in India and offers a powerful possibility for spiritual growth. Presidium organized a special assembly on Maha Shivaratri, where students of Grade I and II performed a musical drama to sophisticate the environment. Later Grade III students pulled off the celebration with a speech on the special occasion. The celebration concluded with an impetus motivation by our honorable School Head. It provided an opportunity for the young Presidians to have a positive take on the festivities of India.
PRESIDIANS ORGANISE SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON WORLD SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY
World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20 to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication. The teachers at Presidium believe in experiential learning and therefore organized an informative and interesting Role Play to depict the theme of Social Justice with the help of the Articles of our Constitution. Young Minds were influenced by the same and the message was successfully delivered to each one of them. By the end of the special assembly, the students were able to understand the importance of this day as they inferred about the same by saying that the act enhanced their knowledge about the various articles of the constitution of India. They also understood that it is aimed at encouraging people to look at how social justice affects eradication of poverty, enhances employment and brings forth communal integration.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATION
Local Administration is an important department of Government that deals with day to day issues of citizens. Looking into the crucial role of the local administration, students of grade 4 and 5 were taught about their roles and responsibilities through role play. Students exhibited their skills in role-play. In their role play, they depicted that each year the department collects information from local governments about the key services they provide and publishes it in the local government comparative information report. The report includes a suite of efficiency, effectiveness and quality-of-service indicators covering the following key functional and financial areas of local government. It was an informative activity for the students.
PRESIDIANS HONE LANGUAGE SKILLS WITH ENGLISH ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY
“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.” – John Deway
With this belief, a subject enrichment activity was organized for grade 7 students. English Enrichment provides students with the opportunity to learn, experience, read and write within a variety of genres. So, to inculcate this additional creative learning, students were taught a concept based on experiential learning. They were given a text, in which they had to visualize themselves and draw an event that has been mentioned in the text or they had to draw the best scene. This method not only helped them in understanding a literary device but also gave them a better understanding of the text. Through several events of the text, the whole concept of the text or the gist was captivated. It was an exhilarating activity, which led them into the thinking process and then into learning naturally.
PRESIDIUM RAISE AWARENESS AMONGST STUDENTS ON WORLD CANCER DAY
World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. To raise awareness and educate our students about cancer, Presidium held a seminar on “Cancer Awareness” for grade 6-9 by the Faculty of Science. Various awareness activities regarding cancer types, causes, and prevention were explained to the students. The thought for the day was based on the importance of life. ‘Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it’. A short speech on ‘why we celebrate World Cancer Day’ was also delivered. The seminar mainly focused on cancer-causing foods like chips, coke, processed meat, etc; to create awareness about the risk factors associated with these types of food items.
PRESIDIANS PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERESTING TREASURE HUNT ACTIVITY
The students of Presidian grade 2 participated in Treasure hunt activity. It’s a game in which each person or team attempts to be first in finding something that has been hidden, using
written directions or clues. Students were divided into groups of five. They then were given written clues by the teacher to find the hidden things. Students read the clues and were able to find the hidden prize.
PRESIDIANS PROVE THEIR METTLE YET AGAIN
There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. Proving their mettle yet again, Presidians performed extraordinarily in the Skating Competition of the Inter-School Sports Championship 2020 held at Dr. Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir School. Vipransh Sharma of Grade 1D won a Silver medal in the Group of Under 6(Boys). Manvi Tyagi of Grade 3C won a Bronze medal in the Group of Under 8(Girls). Anushka Singh of Grade 6A won a Gold medal in the Group of Under 12(Girls). Aditya Kumar of Grade 6B won a Bronze medal in the Group of Under 12(Boys). With such an amazing start to 2020, we are sure the students are going to take their zeal to the next level.
ROBOTICS ACTIVITY: PRESIDIANS FOSTER THEIR ANALYTICAL SKILLS
Presidium strongly emphasizes Experiential Learning and encourages the use of tools and techniques to implement it. Keeping the same view in mind and to keep the students acquainted with technology and innovations in the world, Presidium organised a Robotics Activity for students of Grade 4 onwards. The activity aimed to promote use of technology and knowledge to make a Robotic Bulldozer by attaching a motor organs and Remote control. The activity was thoroughly enjoyed by students as it fostered their analytical skills and application of Robotics tools and kit. Students felt that learning through this approach was quite an amusing experience and felt confident about the learning.
VIBRANT VASANT PANCHAMI CELEBRATION AT PRESIDIUM
Since the chilling air of winter has changed into soothing cold breeze, here comes the spring season known as Basant or Vasant. Our little Presidians celebrated this festival of Basant Panchami with great zeal. The celebrations commenced with the Saraswati Vandana, invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati for seeking knowledge and a prosperous life. This was followed by a group dance. On this auspicious occasion, all the students and teachers were dressed in yellow-colored attires. Students were informed about the importance of this festival and the relevance of yellow color and savored yellow food and sweets.
PRESIDIANS DISPLAY GREAT ZEAL AT REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION
The 71st Republic Day of India was celebrated at Presidium with a great deal of patriotic zeal and fervor. The day began with the Addressing of the Chief Guest by the Anchors, followed by the release of tricolor balloons fluttering in the air by the Honourable Guest and Head Of School, Presidium. The entire school courtyard reverberated with the rhythmic beats of a patriotic song and the Nursery students dancing to it with the tricolor flags fluttering in the air. A broad smile could be seen on everyone’s face when the excited nursery students saw the tri-colored helium balloons in the air. A blend of Classical and Western dance, was performed by the young Presidians. The program concluded with the Vote of Thanks by our Guest and a very inspiring speech given by the Head of School, Mrs. Shradha Agarwal Ma'am. She passionately spoke about 'Unity In Diversity' believing in the ethos of ‘one faith, one religion.’