RAKSHA BANDHAN: CELEBRATING THE SPECIAL SIBLING BOND!
“BROTHER AND SISTER RELATIONSHIPS ARE LIKE TOM AND JERRY. THEY TEASE AND IRRITATE EACH OTHER, KNOCK EACH OTHER DOWN, BUT CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT EACH OTHER.”
Raksha Bandhan is one of the most endearing ways to celebrate the virtuous bond between brothers and sisters which is one of the deepest and noblest of all human relations. To strengthen this bond of love, care, and affection Presidium celebrated the festival with full enthusiasm and gaiety. Our Students were dressed up in their ethnic attires to match the festivity of Raksha Bandhan. The students conveyed the importance of the festival through their speeches. They sang the traditional Rakhi songs, and our dancers tapped their feet to the melodious songs of Rakhi. On this day our lil Munchkins promised each other to help and safeguard their siblings in any situation. Our students were engaged in various activities like Rakhi Making, Thali decorating, Poster making, etc.
PRESIDIANS ENHANCE THEIR HINDI GRAMMAR SKILLS!
जब दो व्यंजन मिलकर बोले या लिखे जाते हैं उन्हें संयुक्त व्यंजन कहते हैं। इसमें पहले व्यंजन में स्वर नहीं होता जैसे क्ष, श्र, त्र, ज्ञ आदि। हमने प्रेसीडियम के छात्रों का संयुक्त व्यंजन से परिचय करवाया। और छात्रों ने अपनी समझ को दर्शाते हुए इन अक्षरों का अभ्यास किया व इन अक्षरों से शब्द बनाये। उन्होंने इन शब्दों को बड़ी ही सुंदरता के साथ प्रस्तुत किया। सभी छात्रों इन नए अक्षरों के नए रूप को समझते हुए बड़ा ही उत्साह दिखाया और उन्हें कक्षा में अलग अलग तरीके से प्रस्तुत किया। छात्रों को संयुक्त व्यंजन सिखाने का मुख्य उद्देश्य उन्हें इन शब्दों से परिचित कराना था ताकि वे उनका उपयोग कर सकें और शब्द बना सकें। इस गतिविधि के बाद, वे ऐसा करने में सक्षम थे। इन छात्रों में नया कुछ सीखने में उत्साह की कोई कमी नहीं होती और वह हर चुनौती को बड़ी ही सरलता के साथ स्वीकार कर उसे पूरा करते है।
STUDENTS LEARN THE CAUSE OF DIFFERENT PHASES OF MOON
The fragment of the Moon that we can see from Earth on any given night is called the Moon's phase. In an attempt to incite curiosity amongst Presidians as to what causes the Moon phases and why the Moon emerges to be a different shape every night, a provocative activity was organized for our Grade 4 students. Based on the month-long research of the different phases of the Moon by our students, the activity helped the prying minds learn about the eight Phases of Moon, namely, New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent. Our aspiring young students showcase the different phases of the moon in a very creative manner. The students shared PPT Presentation also to depict the theme. Again one more theme imparted to our Presidian in a fun-filled Way. They also learned that the Moon doesn't emit light itself; the moonlight is the Sun's light reflected off the lunar surface.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: LONG MAY OUR FLAG WAVE IN THE SKY OF GLORY!
"FREEDOM IS NEVER DEAR AT ANY PRICE. IT IS THE BREATH OF LIFE. WHAT WOULD A MAN NOT PAY FOR LIVING." - MAHATMA GANDHI
This year again Presidium ensures that the fervor of patriotism lives on and celebrates Independence Day on a Virtual Platform. The morning of Independence day started with a Grand Morning Assembly with numerous students and parents present virtually. All the students were dressed up in tricolor clothes and arranged the beautiful setups at their ends. At the onset of the event, the Sarasvati vandana was performed by our dazzling Presidians which was followed by the announcement of the newly elected members of the student council. Then "Word of Pride '' was shared by School Head and Chief Guests. Then our young theatre performers presented a skit "MERE SAPNO KA BHARAT '' and were dressed up to the nines. After that, an audacious and convincing Powerpoint presentation was shown by our promising young Presidian. Last but not least the School Choir presented a nostalgic Patriotic song. The complete virtual platform was echoing with the sound of Bharat Mata ki Jai, Vande Mataram, Jai Hind.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: PRESIDIANS MARK THE DAY WITH FERVOUR
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”- Roosevelt
International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions, and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. On 12th August every year the importance of youth participation and engagement in political, economic, and social life and processes at the local, national and global levels enriching and drawing lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced. Presidians were schooled about the day with full ardor. They virtually shared speeches, poems, and the significance of the day. They also conversed about what they aspire to be. Students enthusiastically shared slogans on the youth of the nation to arise and awakened and made posters with a passion to bring about a change as the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.
STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF ANIMAL & THEIR YOUNG ONES
Children have always been fascinated by animals. Research shows that children are more interested in animals than toys, as the animals move and respond. Research also shows that humans’ innate interest in animals is biological: we are drawn to species that are “other” than humans and in many cases have an instinct to want to care for or nurture creatures that are small and vulnerable. The young minds of Presidium learned about animals and their young ones through presentations, stories, rhymes, and many activities. Apart from the common names of young ones such as a calf, cub, piglet, and duckling some uncommon names were introduced to enrich their knowledge about animal young ones such as fawn, kit, etc. a whole new world of wonder opened up for the students when they were learning about the young ones. They were enthusiastic and thrilled to answer the questions based on the topic. The evidence of learning was visible through posters and toys which were presented by the children with pride and enthusiasm.
KRISHA SINGH BRINGS HOME GOLD!
“Grit, determination, the right amount of crazy, self-belief - everything it takes to be a champion.”
Presidium believes in recognizing, motivating, encouraging talented and gifted students. Thus, we are proud to introduce Krisha Singh of Grade Prep who has won a gold medal at the tender age of four and half years, in the 6th All India Open Roller Skating Championship showcasing her talent, confidence, and courage. She won in ‘Inline’ skating in the age group 4 to 5 years. We are proud of you Krisha !! All the best for a bright future.
QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT DAY: STUDENTS SALUTE OUR BRAVE HEROES!
The Quit India movement or ‘August Kranti Andolan’ was launched in Mumbai on 8th August 1942, by Mahatma Gandhi, during World War II. The Movement was a crucial milestone that enabled India to gain its independence in 1947. The special assembly commenced on a pious note with a prayer and paid their respectful tribute to the freedom warriors for their sacrifice in the "Quit India Movement." Confident learners participated enthusiastically in the event and delivered their speeches on our brave freedom fighters followed by presentations of a documentary on "Gandhiji's Quit India Movement" and the evolution of India after Movement. Presidians paid homage to our freedom heroes by creating extraordinary posters with slogan writing and remembering their contribution to the freedom struggle. All the scholars took the pledge and promised to create an India that is strong, prosperous, and inclusive and to build a new India that our freedom fighters would be proud of. On the 79th anniversary of the historic Quit India Movement, pupils salute all the great women & men who took part in the Movement.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE INDISPENSABLE ROLE OF WATER
It is fair to assume that the only way to sustain life is with water on earth. Water is a universal solvent. It is the most abundant compound on the earth’s surface. As water is ubiquitous and has many unique properties existing in the form of solids, liquids, and gases in nature. Presidians of Grade 2 were introduced to the basic properties of water namely taste, smell, color, mix/don’t mix and things that sink and float in water under the TBL Theme- ‘Water’. Young enthusiastic learners collected all the relevant material and experimented with mates virtually under the teacher’s assistance and recorded the observations to develop an understanding of the properties of water. Curious pupils comprehended the results and demonstrated the properties of water through pictures on charts, boards, and posters to enhance their learning.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE FRIENDSHIP DAY WITH SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
"A true friend is a blessing indeed, hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."
To celebrate Friendship Day, students of Presidium presented a special assembly to commemorate the bond of friendship among them. This special occasion is observed on the first Sunday of August every year. They began the assembly with a wonderful thought which enlightened upon the significance of friendship. Scholars made incredible friendship bands, cards, and gifts by using decorative materials. Presidians were involved to write lovely messages to communicate the warmth and care in their bond. They expressed their gratitude for getting the opportunity to celebrate this special bond. The solo dance and music performances intensified the theme and left everyone spellbound. The assembly was neatly woven, and everyone felt content to have a colour of friendship in their lives.