DRAWING & COLOURING CONTEST SHOWCASES CREATIVITY OF YOUNG MINDS
To explore the creative potentials in the young minds of our students, an interclass drawing and colouring competition was conducted for students of grade 1 to 3. The theme of the competition was ‘magical world under water’. The children showcased their creative skills by drawing & colouring and came up with amazing artwork. It was a colourful day for our young Presidians and the finished products were amazing as they let their imagination run wild and create absolute magic. It was indeed a very successful event and a memorable one too as all our children proudly displayed their creativity.
PRESIDIANS SHOW EXEMPLARY CONFIDENCE AT RECITATION COMPETITION.
Role play for children is essentially learning through play!
Keeping the same perspective in mind and to explore the hidden talents of our grade 7 students, a Role Play activity was recently organized at Presidium, Raj Nagar. Students depicted various stories based on the moral of the poem ‘Scratching the Tiger’s Back’, from their curriculum. This poem conveyed the message that every living being is created by God, therefore good and evil, both dwell in them. The excitement of our young actors knew no bounds as they waited eagerly for their turn to perform. Resplendent with their stories and glowing in all their finery, they emulated the personalities and their role models with confidence and passion. This activity enhanced their communication skills and boosted their confidence. Blending learning with fun, the activity proved to be a great experience for the young ones to showcase their potential!
GRADE 3 PRESIDIANS AUGMENT THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF DIVERSE FOOD TYPES
“What we learn by doing, we never forget”. – Alfred Mercier
Learning is more effective when it is an active rather than passive process. Keeping in mind, 'let’s sort the food items' activity under the EVS theme 'food' was recently organized for our grade 3 students at Presidium, Raj Nagar. In this the experiential learning activity, the students categorized different mixed food items like rice, dal, wheat, kidney beans, cashew nuts, almonds, peas and cloves, into cereals, pulses, dry fruits, vegetables and spices. Having proper knowledge of everyday food items is essential for the young ones and to inculcate this valuable skill, this fun-filling activity proved to be really helpful!
ROBOTICS ACTIVITY STIMULATES THE BUDDING SCIENTISTS OF PRESIDIUM
"The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation!" - Jeff Hawkins
What are the advantages of having robots in our lives? Why do robotics play an important part in education? These questions were pondering in the minds of our young and eager Presidians, when the teachers directed a Robotics Activity at Presidium, Raj Nagar. Providing a knowledgeable introduction to robotics, the activity encouraged young Presidians to explore the theme of technology. This activity also created interest in our students for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects that can open the door to career opportunities in the aviation and space realm. The students were sensitized about the robotics curriculum that provides simple, low-cost and feasible activities that can be conducted in the Robotics Lab.
MOTHER'S DAY: A MOTHER'S LOVE IS AN ETERNAL BLESSING!
Mother’s Day is a great day to celebrate and show our gratitude and respect for our guardian angels. To honour the day, Presidium Raj Nagar organized a special assembly for the students of grade 1 to 5. The program commenced with an inspiring speech on the significance of a mother’s role in one’s life, followed by a thoughtful skit highlighting the essence of this celebration. The young Presidians were encouraged to come up on stage and share their experiences with their mothers. To hear them express their innate feelings filled the atmosphere with a fusion of emotions!
POEM RECITATION COMPETITION ENHANCES VERBAL SKILLS OF STUDENTS
Poem Recitation is a mode of expression, a medium to reflect the latent talents of the young ones!
Keeping this in mind, Presidium Raj Nagar organized a Poem Recitation Competition for the students of grade pre-primary. The tiny tots proactively participated in the competition with all their confidence and curiosity to stand in front of everybody and recite impeccably to mark their presence. The enthusiastic participants showcased varied cultures and traditions of our country through various poems which focused on ‘unity in diversity’. The eye-catching props added icing to the cake. The primary focus of this activity was to enhance the confidence and speaking skills of students in public. It was an enjoyable and unforgettable experience for all.
LET’S PLAY WITH SHAPES ACTIVITY: WHEN LEARNING BECOMES FUN!
The ability to accurately identify shapes is a foundation for mathematical, analytical and creative skills. In order to build a strong foundation, Let’s Play with Shapes Activity was organized for grade 3 in Presidium, Raj Nagar. Students were engrossed in creating beautiful things with different shapes which showcased how smoothly their skills were being brushed. They made puppets, dolls, joker, houses, etc. This activity aimed at helping the young Presidians to learn basic properties of geometrical figures and it was indeed a fruitful experience for them.
PRESIDIUM RAJ NAGAR HOSTS 'NRITYANJALI’ – THE SPIC MACAY FESTIVAL
On the special ocassion of World Dance Day, Presidium Raj Nagar was soaked in a meditative experience at Nrityanjali - the SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) Festival. Students got a wonderful opportunity to witness a pioneer of Classical Dance - Mahua Shankar Ji performing live in the campus. Mahua Shankar Ji is a classical Kathak danseuse and a disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj who presented a classical amalgamation of music and dance. The artists presented a soulful Kanha Vandana which was followed by a series of Mudras and Bhava-Abhinaya depicted aesthetically by Mahua Ji. The maestros enlightened the students with the essence of rhythm and beats by giving examples from our quotidian life and hence providing an exposure of the ancient dance form in a subtle manner.
PRESIDIANS ENCOURAGE ALL TO LOVE & SAVE MOTHER EARTH ON EARTH DAY
"When we recognize the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born." – Thich Nhat Hanh
In order to demonstrate their support for environmental protection, the students of Presidium Raj Nagar recently celebrated the Earth Day by participating in various fun-filled activities. The young Presidians planted the seeds in the school’s garden and showered their love upon them by watering them. Everyone was delighted and honoured to be a part of this great initiative and the teachers encouraged the students by showing videos based on preservation of the earth and also shared the important points to be kept in mind for the same. The Presidians pledged to keep their surroundings clean and honour the beauty of Mother Earth. It was indeed a fruitful experience for them!
TEACHERS BUILD STRONG CHARACTER WITH AN ENJOYABLE MIRROR ACTIVITY
Let the MIRROR be thy friend!
To generate positive statements and thoughts as a mantra to a successful life, the teachers of Presidium Raj Nagar recently organised a 'mirror activity', wherein the students imitated the expressions and gestures of their teachers. The students were taught that our subconscious mind is very susceptible to the things we say out loud. Using this strategy, we can become an individual with a strong character and self-esteem. The activity proved to be fruitful in boosting the confidence and concentration of the students. It also fostered the balance, coordination and gross motor skills of the young Presidians!