STUDENTS LEARN WHAT TO PACK ON A VACATION!
“Stuff your eyes with wonder….See the world…it’s more fantastic than a dream.” - Ray Bradbury
Students of grade prep had an interactive theme in which they imbibed knowledge about the theme ‘Vacation.’ They shared that they have not been on a picnic because of Corona, so a virtual one was organized. The smile and happiness on their faces told the story of their unique experience. They became aware about what they should take on a picnic and while going on a longer trip. Their learning was visible when they were putting their things in the bag. They also got a chance to share their experiences about their trips and what all they saw there. The students talked about the road trip, animals and mountains, visit to grandparents’ house and the priceless moments spent there, etc. The creative juices of the students were seen in the suitcase they made from a shoe box.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE TOURISM DAY WITH ZEAL & ZEST
India is a treasure trove of exquisite mountains, forests, and sea beaches. Every year, 25th January is celebrated in India as National Tourism Day, an incredible way to spread awareness about the importance of traveling, protecting nature, promoting tourism, and explaining the role of tourism in the growth of the country.
On this occasion, a special assembly was conducted to make students of grades 2 and 3 aware of our ‘incredible’ India. Students spoke about the importance of traveling and the famous destinations of India. They made everyone aware of the varied cultures of different parts of India. They wanted to visit the famous and unique Taj Mahal and discussed visiting after the pandemic. The students got to know that the amalgam of world-class health services is provided in our country, at an extremely cost-effective rate, along with the opportunity to vacation in the most scenic locales makes India a top choice for medical tourists. The quality of healthcare in many recognized hospitals in urban India is exceptional and surpasses even that in first-world countries.
GIRL CHILD DAY: PRESIDIANS COMPREHEND THE NEED TO EMPOWER GIRLS
The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24th. The objective behind celebrating the National Girl Child Day is to provide support and opportunities to the girls of India. Empowering girls is empowering the world towards development, evolution, and accomplishment. The National Day of the Girl Child marks the importance of girls and aims to secure their rights. Presidium celebrated this day by conducting various activities to spread awareness about the cause ‘Save the Girl Child.’ A special assembly was also organized wherein they blew informative and peculiar messages spreading the role of girls in society and how important it is to educate and nurture girls for their better future as well as for the nation's future. Our Presidians joined hands to motivate everyone through speeches, slogans, dance performances, and poster making.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS WITH A FUN ACTIVITY
Educating our young learners about the value of money is a worthwhile endeavor. It can be a challenge for them to understand the denomination, for that, we at Presidium introduced a recreational hands-on activity for the students of Grade III. Through this opportunity, students explored different combinations by involving in practical tasks. Such a series of experiences help them to use a variety of coin and note combinations to make the same amount for paying for the items. They used pretend or fake currency to play at restaurants with their family members. Simultaneously, they realized that money doesn't grow on trees or get freely dispensed from ATMs. As we all are aware that money is central to transacting life, day-in, and day-out. Once pupils understand the importance of money they can make wise decisions relating to money matters in their prospective life.
STUDENTS ENTHRALL ALL WITH THEIR MESMERIZING PERFORMANCES
"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."
Dance is the expression of ideas and emotions through a rhythmic movement of the body. Dance competitions are held to make students participate in the art of dancing and help them better themselves through competition. A dance competition was held for grades 1 & 2 where the theme was 'PATRIOTISM' and 'FOLK' respectively. Our young Presidians gracefully danced to the beat of the Indian drums and connected their hearts and souls to the feeling of patriotism. They were also dressed up beautifully in various folk dresses and enthralled the virtual platform with their mesmerizing performances. Many students participated enthusiastically to give a tribute to our motherland. It was a truly heartwarming and inspiring event where students portrayed their gratitude towards the nation and depicted various cultures and rich heritage through their Folk dances by tapping their little feet to the tunes of Patriotic and Folk Songs.
STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF POSITION WORDS
“Language is best taught when it is being used to transmit messages, not when it is explicitly taught for conscious learning.” ― Stephen D. Krashen
Language is the foundation for all social interactions and is necessary at all stages of learning. Young Presidians of Grade 2 were trained to use Positional words (or positional language) which are words and phrases that describe the position of people or objects. Examples would be the words ‘in’, ‘under’, and ‘over’, ‘near’, ‘behind’, ‘above’, ‘below’ etc. It is something that students encounter on a daily basis in play-based learning and also in any structured games or activities. Positional words help learners relate to where they are in the world around them and understand how objects relate to one another. Presidians related the words to their immediate surroundings and shared the position of objects, people, animals, etc. around them under the teacher’s guidance and got hold of correct vocabulary with a lot of creativity and energy. This activity was designed to support students’ understanding of position and movement to develop skills in giving simple directions and helping support their contextual understanding.
SALUTING OUR VALIANT SOLDIERS ON ARMY DAY
“Either I will come back after hoisting the Tricolor, or I will come back wrapped in it. But I'll be back for sure.” Captain Vikram Batra.
Army Day in India is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year on the 15th of January. It has been started to respect the Lieutenant General of India, K. M. Cariappa (Kodandera Madappa Cariappa) who was the first Indian Army Commander-in-Chief. It is celebrated every year at all the Army Command headquarters and national capital by organizing army parades including many other military shows. Presidians celebrated Army Day with ardor and payed homage and saluted the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for protecting the country. They delivered speeches, performed role-plays of brave army men, and spoke about the duties performed by army men for the nation. They enthusiastically gave slogans and thanked the army men for their selfless service and brotherhood.
STUDENTS CELEBRATE WORLD HINDI DAY WITH ZEAL & ZEST
14 सितंबर 1949 को संविधान सभा ने देवनागरी लिपि में लिखी हिन्दी को राष्ट्रभाषा के तौर पर स्वीकार किया और बाद में सरकार ने इस ऐतिहासिक दिन के महत्व को देखते हुए हर साल 14 सितंबर को हिन्दी दिवस के रूप में मनाने का फैसला किया । हिंदी हमारी राष्ट्रभाषा है | हिंदी भाषा को सम्मान देने के लिए प्रत्येक वर्ष हिंदी दिवस मनाया जाता है | १४ सितंबर को प्रिसीडियम द्वारका स्कूल के छात्रों ने हिंदी दिवस बड़े धूमधाम से मनाया, जिसमें छात्रों ने बढ़- चढ़ कर भाग लिया| आयोजित कार्यक्रम की शुरूआत ईश्वर की स्तुति द्वारा की गई | इस मौके पर विद्यार्थियों ने संगीत,नृत्य,कविता -पाठ, भाषण, स्लोगन -लेखन, कहानी आदि गतिविधियों के माध्यम से हिंदी भाषा के महत्व को बताया l कुछ छात्रों ने कविता के माध्यम से हिंदी भाषा का मान बढ़ाया | छात्रों ने समझा की मातृभाषा हमारे देश की विरासत है, और विश्व में बोली जाने वाली मुख्य भाषाओं में से एक है, यह हमारे देश की संस्कृति और संस्कारों का प्रतिबिंब है । इस कार्यक्रम के माध्यम से छात्रों ने वर्तमान समय में हिन्दी की महत्ता,आवश्यकता को जाना तथा समझा ।
PRESIDIANS MARK THE AUSPICIOUS FESTIVAL OF LOHRI WITH ZEAL
“मूंगफली दी खुशबू ते गूढ़ दी मिठास,
मक्की दी रोटी ते सरसो दा साग,
दिल दी ख़ुशी ते अपनेया दा प्यार,
मुबारक होव तुहानू लोहरी दा त्यौहार”
Lohri is a popular winter folk festival that is celebrated primarily by Sikhs and Hindus all across India, marks the end of the winter season, and is traditionally believed to welcome the sun to the northern hemisphere. It is believed by many that the festival marks the passing of the winter solstice. The festival is celebrated by lighting bonfires, eating festive food, dancing, and collecting gifts which form an intrinsic part of the celebrations. Young Presidians virtually celebrated Lohri with zeal and ardor. They gave mesmerizing performances and shared the significance of the festival with speeches, stories, and rhymes. They sang the “sundar mundariye'' folk and offered Popcorns, Peanuts, Gajaks, and Rewari sweets to the bonfire in a way of paying gratitude to nature by ending all the negativity and bringing in happiness, prosperity, and renewed energy for the new year.
PRESIDIANS MARK NATIONAL YOUTH DAY WITH ARDOUR!
“A brave, frank, clean-hearted, courageous and aspiring youth is the only foundation on which the future nation can be built.” — Swami Vivekananda
National Youth Day is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The youth of any country is the strength of their motherland, their participation in various social reforming services is always appreciable. To commemorate Swami Vivekanand's birthday, maker of Modern India, National Youth Day was celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm at Presidium. Students were enlightened about the relevance of this day through speeches, explaining the significance of this day, and PowerPoint presentations related to the day. Students participated in various activities like slogan and poster making activity. The celebrations aimed to spread the message of fortitude, atonement, character-building, and supremacy among the youth of the skilled and intricate personality of Swami Vivekananda. The students were impelled to be good citizens of India, thus contributing to the development.