The French language is one of the acclaimed roman languages. To know any language, it is necessary to know its history and from where it is derived. It has been an official language of more than 25 countries. Some countries use French as a first or second language. To introduce some of the famous personalities of France who had major contributions in the evolution of the language and culture, an activity was conducted in Presidium grade 5, where our students made some placards to tell some interesting facts about them.
Dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, Basant Panchami marks the beginning of the Spring season in India and is also celebrated to worship Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and wisdom. Our little Presidians celebrated the day with great fervor and enthusiasm. 'Yellow color' – representative of spiritual knowledge, is given importance on Basant Panchami. Presidians came dressed up in yellow color attire, offered yellow-colored flowers to the Goddess, and also enjoyed yellow-colored food during an online class. They all assembled to pray and attain blessings from Goddess Saraswati to reach the epitome of knowledge. The assembly started with a beautiful Saraswati Vandana, followed by a dance performance on a Basant song. Students also enjoyed an activity during which they made beautiful posters.
World Cancer Day is an international day marked on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The day was celebrated in Presidium to create awareness about cancer, its symptoms, and prevention measures. A special assembly was organized to mark this day. Presidians delivered eloquent speeches and spread the message of including a protein-rich diet along with regular exercises as the most healthy cancer preventive measures. Students made posters to spread the message of curing and preventing this dreadful disease. Through their posters, they succeeded in making people aware that they can fight this disease with their willpower. A feeling of empathy was witnessed among the Presidians as they shared their experiences related to cancer patients.
Money skills are an essential component in any math curriculum. The concept of money can be used as a strategy to reinforce basic math in a more interesting and engaging way. Keeping this in mind a classroom activity was organized by Grade 2 Presidians at Presidium wherein our leaders of tomorrow made paper coins and currency notes to learn more about the concept of Money. An online shop was set up in class wherein students indulged in the practice of buying and selling goods and services. Through this activity, students learned about different denominations of coins and notes, and combined them to see how they can buy different items. In the meantime, they also learned necessary skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.
Competitions are organized to nurture intrinsic qualities and remove the fear of stage among students, which helps in personality development. Talent Hunt is an event that gives students a platform to represent their talents in any field. It helps students show their abilities and motivates them to come upfront and show their hidden potential. Presidium School organized the online Talent Hunt competition for the students of Grade- 6. Students participated enthusiastically and displayed their abilities magnificently. They showcased their skills and displayed their talent in poem recitation, singing and classical dance, acts, and music. The young talent, with their creative minds and innate caliber, were at their best.
A map is a representation or drawing of the earth's surface or part of it drawn on a flat surface according to a scale. Studying maps is an important part of not only practical knowledge but also skills. Our creative Presidians of Grade-6 enhanced their skill of reading and labeling the map by indulging in the various activities. They understood the difference between Physical, Political & Thematic maps. They recognized three important components of maps - Distance, direction & Symbols. They utilized different colors, symbols, and imagery, which makes them extremely useful for visual thinkers or those who struggle to retain and recall information. They were provided enough assistance to identify and correct errors and given enough opportunities to practice skills across a range of challenges sufficient for them to achieve full mastery.
Presidium leaves no stone unturned in amplifying the skills of the students, and dancing is one of the most congruous forms to achieve that. With the aim of honing the dancing skills of the students, an Intra-Class Dance Competition was organized by Presidium for the students of grades 2 and 3. Our young leaders were enthralled with the energy and were excited to be a part of a colourful, vibrant, and energizing event. Dressed in radiant costumes, they twirled, flipped, and jumped on the stage to set their feet pulsating and swaying on the rhythm. Students presented various dance forms such as folk and western. The choreography, rhythm, synchronization, and presentation of all the students were astounding. The vivacious dancers set the floor on fire with their energetic performances. Presidians enthralled everyone with their performances.