DEBATE COMPETITION: PRESIDIANS ENTHRALL ALL WITH THEIR CONFIDENCE
“If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.” We, at Presidium, aim at enhancing our pupil’s creative and communicative skills by providing them innumerable platforms for the same. To ensure the holistic development of our students, we organized an ‘Inter-Club Debate Competition’ for grades 9 & 10. Students were an enthusiastic audience to witness an exciting online event. Their display of oratory skills, confidence, and knowledge of the topic was an enthralling experience. They argued their issues, maintaining the decorum of the session. Everybody appreciated the efforts put in by the students, and the participants were awarded certificates. The event proved that ‘there are no tough opponents in a debate, but only tough issues.’
PRESIDIANS STUDY THE TEETH STRUCTURE!
“One must learn by doing the thing, though you think you know it-you have no certainty until you try.” Presidium School invigorated students to participate in the Science Subject activity of making the model of human teeth. The intention was to make them learn or understand the structure of teeth in a better way. Once the child makes the human teeth model, the child will remember the structure and names of the teeth easily. Our young Presidians actively participated in this activity and sent terrific pictures of the human teeth models made by coloured sheets and clay. Students made stunning representations of the teeth and described the functions and structure of various kinds of teeth. They put in tremendous hard work to exhibit their aptitude, which is appreciable. It was a productive and impactful activity wherein the students got an opportunity to display their hidden talent and to learn innovatively.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE VIRTUOUS BOND OF LOVE BETWEEN SIBLINGS
Festivals are the celebration of togetherness in India. They play an important role in building a better society, where positive values flourish, and the spirit of cooperation prevails - Rakha Bandhan is one of such occasions which is celebrated by Indians with a lot of zest and enthusiasm. The festival celebrating the virtuous bond of love between brothers and sisters was observed by the students of Presidium, who were soaked in festive fervor. The essence of love in their handmade Rakhis, bouquets, cards can be contemplated through the glimpses shared by the students.
PRESIDIANS REJOICED OVER A DAY DEDICATED TO FRIENDSHIP!
Lord Buddha has said, “Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace and we at Presidium, believe that the only way to build a bond among students is Friendship & Care. Young Presidians celebrated the bond of Friendship with their friends through amazing participation in various activities with great enthusiasm. During this pandemic, all the Presidians indulged and enjoyed this day with their friends by making Friendship Bands, Cards, Bouquets, and promised to remain friends forever.
PRESIDIANS FOREGROUND THE IMPORTANCE OF TIGER CONSERVATION!
The growth of cities may spur economic growth, but it also leads to encroachment of land inhabited by animals. As a result, animals may be killed to minimize their presence in the invaded area or become extinct due to the disruption in their natural environment and ecosystem. Tigers are one of the animals who need to be protected before they become extinct. Students of Presidium depicted the magnificence of tigers through art and craft related activities, including mask-making, face-painting, collage-making, painting, etc., wherein they passionately put forward their views concerning the issue.
PRESIDIANS LEARN THE SKILL OF MEASUREMENT WITH MATHS ACTIVITY
Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity
and arrangement. Math is all around us, in everything we do. With an aim to make mathematics real and meaningful, an activity on ‘Measurement’ was done in class. Using a pan balance, students of grade 1 explore how heavy something is. Erasers were kept on one side of a pan balance and some weights on the other side. Students in groups performed the activity enthusiastically to learn the skill of measurement. Two new terms heavy and light were introduced. This activity proved to be a great learning experience for the young Presidians.
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.