INTERNATIONAL DAY OF GIRL CHILD: GIRLS ARE THE FUTURE
"To save a girl is to save generations!"
International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11, to recognize girls and the unique challenges girls face around the world. It is a day that focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights,” A big part of education is to let the young generation; especially young women know they have a right. With this thought, the students of Presidium celebrated International Day for the Girl Child. The theme this year is “Digital Generation...Our Generation.” Students presented speeches, poems, and posters with slogan writing and had a lot of discussions for the same. Presidians demonstrated the challenges faced by women through role play. Towards the end of the celebration, the students pledged to spread and imbibe the concept of basic justice and gender equality.
PRESIDIANS HONOUR THE AIR ARMY FOR THEIR VALOUR & COURAGE
“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs, the duty ours.”
Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on October 8th every year. Indian Air Force Day is observed to raise cognizance about the Indian air force in any organization of national security both officially and publicly. IAF is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. The Presidians were made aware that the day is observed to build the ease with Indian aviation-based armed forces in any association of national security both authoritatively and freely. Students paid their special tribute to the Indian Air force's brave hearts, who lost their lives during various Indian Air Force operations. Students shared speeches, slogans, and quotes related to it and they even recited heart-warming poems that moved and stimulated each of us.
STUDENTS OBSERVE WORLD ANIMAL DAY WITH ENTHUSIASM
World animal day is essential to highlight the importance of animals in our lives. It is necessary to stop cruelty to animals and provide better Living conditions to them around the globe. Keeping this in mind World Animal Day special assembly was conducted by our lil Presidians of Grade prep and one. The teachers sensitized the students towards animal care, protection and spread awareness of the need to stop the cruelty. The teachers also said that it brings people together on the grounds of humanity and exhibition of love for animals. The students took a pledge that they will not harm any animal pet or stray, and treat animals with compassion. The students were dressed up as animals and presented speeches on the importance of the day and poems to save animals. They also gave a message to treat animals with love and care.
GANDHI JAYANTI: AN ARDENT SALUTE TO ‘FATHER OF THE NATION’
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” - M.K Gandhi
Presidium commemorated Bapu’s birthday with great zeal, enthusiasm, and patriotism. The special assembly held was a sincere endeavour by the Presidians to give a deep insight into the life of Gandhi Ji and encouraged them to think about his vision of ‘Swach Bharat.' The assembly began with the melodious songs ‘Raghupati Raghav Rajaram and ‘Sabarmati Ke Sant tune kar diya kamal' to pay a special tribute to our ‘Father of the Nation' which restored the ambiance with a feeling of patriotism for our country and gratitude towards Bapu. Students conveyed Gandhi’s ideology and contributions towards Indian independence excellently through various mediums like- songs, thoughts, dances, discussions, skits, etc. They showcased the role of Bapu in India’s struggle for freedom along with the growing awareness of the people about the cleanliness drive launched by the Indian Government, famously known as ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan.' Towards the end, our young learners got motivated to imbibe the teachings of Gandhiji in their lives. The splendid event concluded by taking the oath of non-violence where the students solemnly put their hands on their hearts and promised themselves that they would inculcate the ideals of Gandhiji.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF EARLY HUMANS
“Knowledge is Experience, everything else is just information”.
Philosophy of how early humans withstand and how they used the holdings/resources accessible to them bids an observation into human nature and attitude. Presidians of Grade V in the Social Science theme “Early Life” learned about the diverse aspects of early humans like food, shelter, tools, cave paintings, animals, etc. through the videos and the fables. Our students learned about the different categories through discussion, reasoned explanations, videos and fables, and PowerPoint presentations. It gave them a focus in their studying to grasp the knowledge and become confident while answering the queries asked by teachers. They further bolster their considerateness by making beautiful collages that help significantly with student understanding. This exercise allowed them to brainstorm on what to present, collecting related facts, and then how to input information which enhanced their creativity.
STUDENTS MARK DAUGHTER’S DAY WITH A PLETHORA OF ACTIVITIES
Daughters’ Day in India is observed on the 4th Sunday of September month. The day celebrates God’s greatest gift- our daughters and commemorates the different roles she goes on to play in her life. The atmosphere is ecstatic, and people celebrate amidst grandeur festivities. Presidium celebrated this day with great zeal by making themselves witness the spirit of celebration. Children of grade one participated in many activities like Speeches, poems, Dance, skits, etc. In this special assembly, not only children but also their parents participated with high spirits. They participated in many ways like presenting a beautiful song, poetry for their daughter, cooking together, etc. The assembly was celebrated with the live performances of children who were excited to celebrate this special day.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TOOLS OF EARLY LIFE
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”
The early Life concept takes the students on an expedition to know the life of early humans. Students of Grade IV learned how early humans made tools. Early stone tools were used to make weapons for fighting, hunting, and fishing, scraping and cleaning animal hides, drilling, engraving, carving wood. Stone tools were also used to make clothing, transport such as boats, shelter, and decorative art. From this activity, they have enhanced their knowledge and learned that archaeologists have found many stone tools all over the world. Children were involved in various activities related to the concept. They have explored the way by which these different tools were used and also tried to see how these tools can be used in the present.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMALS
“Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience.”
Presidium coordinated a virtual activity of EVS for students of Grade 3 on the topic "Classification of Animals." In this activity, students experienced how to classify distinct animals on the basis of their habitat and body movement. They classified animals who live on the ground, on trees, and under the ground. For this activity, students were provided with a table where the names of animals were jumbled up. They had to write their correct names and put a tick where the animal makes its home and how it moves. While doing this project, they came to know about different animals' characteristics, which enabled them to evolve animals. They all participated with full fervour and had factual hands-on learning.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: PLEDGING OF PEACE!
“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dalai Lama
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. The theme of International Peace Day of 2021 is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier place. Presidians observed the day with numerous speeches, role play of leaders who are the epitome of peace like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and quotes on peace and harmony which is mandatory for the development of the entire mankind. They drew the posters of peace and bird dove which is the symbol of peace and started to look unto those who have been peacemakers and peacekeepers to learn what we can do together and individually to make the world a more peaceful place.
PRESIDIANS SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT OZONE LAYER PROTECTION
“The layer which protects us all needs to be protected and we have to protect it together to stop the most advanced defense system of earth from destruction.”
The students of Grade- III at Presidium celebrated Ozone Day, a day of commemoration to instigate the protection of God’s own layer – Ozone. On the occasion of ‘World Ozone Day,’ students were made conscious of the pressure the human race is putting on Mother Earth. The students were briefed about The Ozone layer and its importance. They also discussed various reasons behind Ozone depletion and suggested various solutions in making Earth a better sustainable planet. Students were involved in the Poster/ headgear making activity having the drawing of the actions they’ll be performing like buying eco-friendly products, planting more trees, recycling, etc to reduce the pollution. They even came up with some innovative ideas to reduce carbon footprint like reducing the use of Air conditioners, using public transport, and minimizing the use of compressed air cans which add to harm the ozone layer, they executed their ideas in a splendid manner. It was an enriching and memorable experience for all the students which will make them aware of their role as responsible citizens.