LIGHTS, FLASH-CARDS AND ACTION-WORDS!
“Language is a tool to feel, perceive, think and express.”
An action word is a verb that expresses physical or mental action. Play, Jump, Eat, Work, Study, Drive, Walk, Write are various examples of the same. Teaching simple action words to children is useful because it lays the groundwork for other important lessons in the future. By the second grade or so, children start working with different parts of speech. We conducted a flash cards activity wherein students were involved in the hands on experience of doing various actions which resulted in quick and long-lasting knowledge of various action words.
REKINDLING THE ‘GURU-SHISHYA’ PARAMPARA AT PRESIDIUM ON GURU PURNIMA
“Guru and God both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate? I bow before Guru who
introduced God to me.” – Kabir
Guru Purnima is the day to felicitate gurus for they are the ones who prepare students to take on
the onerous task of nation building. We are highly obliged to all gurus for shouldering this
tremendous responsibility and so Presidium Raj Nagar observed Guru Purnima to offer tribute to
their preceptors for uncovering the potential and purpose of their lives. A special assembly was dedicated to the teachers, the ‘Gurus’ to mark the event replete with speeches and songs. Speeches and shlokas were read out from the Gita and the puranas which highlighted the importance of the Guru in our lives. Also, the Presidians cherished their teachers’ efforts for their reverence and gratitude for
showing them the right path. Students also performed a musical ballet to showcase the role of gurus in fostering excellence and shaping the minds and characters of the young people in their charge. Truly, it is days like these that serve to keep alive the ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ in the school!
YOUTH SKILLS DAY: LEARNING TO LEARN FOR LIFE AND WORK!
On July 15 every year, World Youth Skills Day is marked to promote youth skills development and abilities. This year, the theme for World Youth Skills Day 2019 is ‘Learning to learn for life and work’ Keeping the same in mind Presidium Raj Nagar organised a special assembly on World Youth Skills Day in the school premises wherein the young minds opined their perspectives. One of our young Presidians shared her views in the form of a speech imparting the message that engagement of the youth is considered important in achieving sustainable, inclusive and stable societies. The students also represented a skit in front of all stating the message that these days young people often get a lower quality of jobs. We also acquainted students with the information that this year, the UN’s observance of World Youth Skills Day have put light on mechanisms needed to operationalise lifelong learning.
A STRESS BUSTER WORKSHOP FOR PRESIDIANS IN ASSOCIATION WITH NAC
Presidium Raj Nagar recently organised a Stress Buster Workshop for the students of Grades 8 to 10. With examination time approaching fast, National Active Championship (NAC) focused to help children attain an active mind and body, therefore in association with experts in children psychology, behavior and education they conducted NAC Examination Stress Buster sessions for students to deal with Exam Fear and Stress. NAC Stress Buster was an hour interactive session with an objective to acquaint students with fun cool techniques, talks and interactive engagements. The Interactive Session included:• Techniques to concentrate as well as destress while preparing for exam.• Best Practices while preparing for exams like time management and prioritisation of subjects.• Technique to improve focus while reviewing exam questions and responses thus avoiding any anxiety attack.• Tricks to increase concentration span during exams• Importance of Sleeping Pattern, Nutritious & Well Balanced diet. NAC Stress Buster programming included fun learning activities that were easy to adopt and practice Anytime - Anywhere. Along with motivational talk, fun quotient quizzes students were also engaged in activities to enhance their concentration, strengthen memory and improve focus. Presidians were encouraged to continue with these activities while at home -studying, sitting or on the move.
EXTEMPORE COMPETITION: PRESIDIANS GET A MINUTE TO WIN IT!
One has rightly said, “For effective extempore speaking a participant must be fluent, erudite and
articulate.” Presidium Raj Nagar regularly organises various scholastic and co-scholastic activities to cater all round development of its students.To imbue the true spirit of learning and enhance effective communication skills, a Class Wise English Extempore Competition was organised for students of Grade 9 and 10 to enhance their communication skills. The students spoke eloquently on varied topics like education, knowledge, life, beauty, happiness, ICT, entrepreneurship, leadership, culture, freedom, diversity etc. The event was a great learning experience for the students as they expressed their views and opinions spontaneously. They were judged on various criteria like content, body language, fluency, confidence, voice modulation, pronunciation and overall impact. The judges applauded all the participants and congratulated the winners.
THE SCHOOL ENLIVENS WITH EXCITED PRESIDIANS AFTER SUMMER BREAK!
The summer break finally comes to an end and it was time for us to welcome our young Presidians to the first day of school. They were full of zest and enthusiasm to have come after a long break. A special welcome assembly was hosted for them which started with a prayer to almighty, followed by news and the thought of the day. After this, students were welcomed on the stage to share their vacation experiences. Many students came and shared their experiences which were very interesting. Ms.Shradha Mam, Head of the School, welcomed the students with a warm speech and encouraged them to begin the new session with optimism and confidence.
GLORY ALL THE WAY:SKATING COMPETITION AT DPSG INTERNATIONAL DASNA
It gives us immense pleasure to share that our skating champions of Presidium Raj Nagar recently participated in the Inter School Skating Competition held at DPSG International Dasna and bagged the 1st runners up trophy. Several students displayed their ace skating skills and bagged 1st and 2nd position in various categories. We are so proud of our leading sportspersons in the making for this achievement! Many more coming our way!
PRESIDIANS IMPROVE DICTION THROUGH A DECLAMATION COMPETITION
Declamation refers to one’s capacity of communicating with others, through exact speech and
gestures. To enhance the oratory skills of the students an ‘Inter-Class Declamation Competition’
was conducted in the school wherein students from Grades 6 to 8 faced the audience with confidence and delivered their speech with correct diction, clarity and voice modulation. Students spoke with charisma and a positive thought which established a connection with the listeners.
A healthy competitive spirit enlightened the faces of the students who conveyed their feelings on some of the serious issues that are occurring in the world around us every day. Keeping in mind the judgement criteria students focused on aspects like culmination of voice, quality, speech content, and the delivery standards. The competition enabled the students to enhance their communication skills with clarity and finesse.
PRESIDIUM WALK ON THE PATH OF PEACE & HARMONY ON BUDDHA PURNIMA
Presidium Raj Nagar celebrated Buddha Purnima on 18th May. Through the celebration we imparted that the festival of Buddha Purnima is traditionally celebrated to commemorate the birth of Siddhartha
Gautama, who later became Gautama Buddha and went on to become the founder of Buddhism.
The celebration began with the reverberating sound of the morning prayer followed by a song which motivated each and every child to be optimistic. Students were shown the acts showcasing how this day celebrates Siddhartha’s choice to embrace a spiritual quest wherein he renounced all worldly pleasures to become a holy man. They also represented a Dance-Drama in front of everyone which was followed by the Teachings of Lord Buddha. The celebration ended with the chanting of the Divine Mantra “Buddham-Sharnam-Gachchami”.
“CHITRA VARNAN” ACTIVITY: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!
Presidium Raj Nagar conducted an activity named “Chitra Varnan” for the students of Grade 4, where in the students were shown some pictures and they had to describe the picture as per their perception.
Pictures or images provide another way of presenting information, and increasing understanding.
Students were taught some of the tips to describe the picture and they skillfully adapted the methods
taught to them by their teachers in the class. Each student made sure that their picture description is
logically structured, for example: from left to right (or from right to left), from the background to the
foreground (or from the foreground to the background), from the middle to the sides (or from the sides
to the middle), from details to general impressions (or from general impressions to details). Which
structure the students finally opted for depended on their temperament and how they perceive what
was shown to them.