Curd is a staple dish used in almost every household. Under the theme 'Food Preservation' in PBL, students of Presidium conducted an activity of setting curd at their home with their parents' help. This activity's objective was to investigate whether using different yogurt starter cultures affects the yogurt that is made. Through this activity, students used their observation skills and explored the causes of changes in food items when left open. They concluded that the bacteria 'Lactobacillus' is essential for making yogurt or curd. They also resolved that lactic acid causes the milk to become more solid or gel-like. In the end, the students concluded that living microorganisms present could turn plain old milk into a yummy yogurt treat.
Presidium celebrated it's first-ever Virtual Independence Day & Investiture Ceremony to remember the contribution of the brave individuals who sacrificed their lives and an Investiture Ceremony, which witnessed the proud coronation of young leaders as the members of the student council. The day was commenced by Live Virtual Flag hoisting, which was followed by a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. The anchors welcomed the guests by Mangal Gaan choir. The main highlight of the day was the small play on 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat,' that talked about the significance of Independence Day and our great freedom fighters like Rani Lakshmi Bai, Mangal Pandey, and Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The students presented energetic dance performances "Teri mitti mei mil jawa", Des Rangeela & Ae Watan dipped in patriotism.
"The way you can conquer me is through Love, and there I am gladly conquered." In order to reflect on the above-given lesson of Bhagavad Gita, Presidium celebrated the birthday of Lord Krishna with full fervour and devotion. Dressed as Radha-Krishna, the students gave a traditional touch to the entire celebration elevating the festive spirit. They performed the act on 'Krishna Janam', illustrating that whenever there will be a dominance of violence, 'He' will reincarnate to destroy the evil and save the good. It was nonetheless brought to life by the scintillating dance performance that represented his 'Leela' and depicted the importance of the occasion. The students also presented a beautiful bhajan 'Choti Choti Gaiyan.' The celebration ended by offering homage to Lord Krishna through Shri Krishna aarti.
Presidians of Grade 4 enjoyed a range of interactive activities that helped them understand the incredible world of animals and birds. Students explored the strange, odd, and funny information about animals and birds. They also searched the facts and other interesting features of animals like hibernations and their super senses. They presented this specially-curated information on animals with their classmates by making charts and enriched their knowledge also. The activity made their experiences more profound and real.
A Constellation is a group of stars that make up an imaginary outline or pattern in the night sky. Different cultures have associated mythological creatures and stories with varying constellations of stars. Under the theme 'Sky' in TBL, our Presidians of Grade 3 took the opportunity to observe, explore, and talk about the constellation, wherein they created their constellations in their own way. Every student actively participated in this activity and created beautiful drawings from their learnings with different materials such as stick-ons, star stickers, black sheets, glitter pens, and white markers. It was a delightful experience for them. This activity allowed students to create their constellations and stories from a given pattern of stars and compare them to what other cultures have seen in the same pattern.
Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation. Students of Presidium raised their voice to double the number of wild tigers by the year 2022. To promote this cause, our Presidians conducted a special assembly on ‘Save Tigers.’ They shared various reasons as to why the Lord of jungles is on the verge of extinction. They also exchanged solutions through which we can protect our magnificent Tigers. The young Presidians talked about the project ‘Save Tigers’ and shared the tiger’s pivotal role in balancing & maintaining the ecosystem through a Powerpoint presentation. Students urged to join the pledge to protect the environment by saving tigers.