STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN DIALOGUE WRITING WITH GREAT ZEAL
Dialogue is nothing more than communication between two people through either speaking or writing. Dialogue writing helps participants to learn how to think as well as what to think. One such activity was organized for Grade-6 students to provide means to encourage inclusive practices in the class. This activity not only helped students to move from surface-level knowledge through deep understanding of concepts but also sparked engaged learning through an open exchange of perspectives that deepens students' understanding of an issue or topic. This activity promotes analysis of course content and encourages reflection.
STUDENTS LEARN TO REUSE WITH THE BEST OUT OF WASTE ACTIVITY
In today’s world recycling has a very important place. Hence, utilizing the best from unwanted things has become a generic necessity of every human’s life. The competition at Presidium school is to make the students understand the importance of preserving the environment and moreover learn more about sustainability. Little hands and imagination minds came together in a creative burst of best out of waste competition. Students of Grade 2 and 3 prepared very creative and innovative models and art items from different waste materials. They used reusable and recyclable materials like newspapers, shoe boxes, bangles, ice cream sticks, and much more. From these items, they created an amazing array of display items and useful everyday objects leaving everyone totally impressed. The activity helped students understand the value of the need to reduce, reuse and recycle.
PRESIDIANS OBSERVE UN DAY WITH ENTHUSIASM
“It is the duty of the United Nations to make every international border a garden, a place of art and cultural festival.”
Presidium observed United Nations Day as an association of independent countries that agreed to work together to prevent and end wars. Concretely working with people; indeed, the United Nations seeks to help everyone reappropriate the world through health interventions, food aid intervention, or peacekeeping. On October 24, 1945, 51 countries came together to create the United Nations or the U.N. Its purpose was to promote peace and cooperation around the world. Presidians came up with beautiful posters and drawings to celebrate United Nations Day and learned about its role in depth.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE TWO MOTIONS OF THE EARTH
Presidium gave an opportunity to students to explore Mother Earth. As we know, everything in the world around us is built upon the Earth, grows on the Earth, or depends on the environment of the Earth in some way. Keeping this in view, Presidians of Grade-6 carried out an activity on the Motions of the Earth.The activity was planned and executed to arouse students' curiosity about Day and Night and seasons. They explained the two motions of the Earth, the axis of the Earth, the Orbital Plane, Circle of Illumination, Seasons, Equinox, Summer & Winter Solstice. They understood that Earth’s tilt and revolution around the sun cause the seasons and also understood that Earth rotates on its axis day and night. They presented these Motions of the Earth by using their artistic skills, and made colourful posters.
STUDENTS CELEBRATE THE POWER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS ON DUSSEHRA
Students of Grade II-VII of Presidium celebrated a special virtual assembly on Dussehra. The students performed a theatrical drama on the life of Lord Rama. The students were dressed up as the characters of the great epic Ramayana like Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita, Ravan, etc. The celebration marked the victory of Lord Rama over the evil king, Ravana, and reinforced the message of the triumph of good over evil. The celebration started with a Dance performance in the bhajan- Aigiri Nandini and was followed by Dandiya Celebration, a traditional dance presentation by the students from our young Presidians of Grade II. The students also dedicated the assembly to Maa Durga on the occasion of Navratri. Everyone seemed to be in a state of absolute bliss.
STUDENTS OBSERVE GIRL CHILD DAY WITH VARIOUS ENGAGING ACTIVITIES
International Girl Child Day is observed every year on 11th October for Girl Child. This celebration was started to give more support and new opportunities for girls in the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Presidian grade 3 celebrated International Girl Child Day by performing beautiful dances on various songs, which in return helped them to understand the importance of equality among each other and the importance of life with education. It also inculcated the feeling of belongingness for each other. Students were dressed as India's daughters who brought glory to our nation in various fields like Kalpana Chawla, Indra Gandhi, Lata Mangeshkar, Sania Mirza, Indra Nooyi, and Sushma Swaraj and stated their accomplishments. This made the students proud of their nation and especially the girls felt motivated, they were able to know their true potential and the importance of education in each one's life.
STUDENTS MARK WORLD ANIMAL DAY WITH MASK MAKING ACTIVITY
"No matter how few possessions you own or how little money you have, loving wildlife and nature will make you rich beyond measure.”
World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4. In accordance with the theme, Animal day, Presidians of grade 3 recently participated in an animal mask-making activity. Students were very excited to learn and enact like their favourite animals. This activity cultivated curiosity among each student towards animal protection and helped them to enhance their knowledge about the different animals domestic or wild which further increased their cognitive abilities. Students used their creativity in drawing and pasting the masks which helped them in the development of their psychomotor skills as well as enhanced their cognitive abilities towards learning about different animals and their interactions with the world. Humans have a long history of association with domestic animals, and nowadays pets often act through connection as a “social option.” The presence of a pet develops social skills in students.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE GANDHI JAYANTI WITH A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”- Mahatma Gandhi
On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Presidium celebrated Gandhi Jayanti on the virtual platform to show our gratitude towards the father of our nation, lovingly known as Bapu. He is internationally acknowledged for his doctrine of non-violence that led India to its glorious freedom.To revere this day, the Presidium students held a special assembly to commemorate the Mahatma's life and teachings. A memorable speech with Gandhian quotes and messages brought the gathering to understand more about this iconic leader. Gandhiji’s life-changing events were depicted through a skit which the students presented delightfully. Students were mesmerized with the dance performances on "Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram" and "Vande Matram" with enthusiasm. All the Students were imbued with Gandhian values and thoughts and vowed to become responsible citizens of India.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT INSECTS & THEIR FEATURES
"Lady bugs and butterflies, Buzzing bees up in the sky, Teeny Tiny little ants, Crawling up and down the plants. Many insects can be found, In the sky and on the ground."
With the ongoing theme - “Insects'' under the subject TBL our Presidians of Grade 2 demonstrated their learning and understanding of the theme through various activities being conducted in the class, such as ladybird and clapper-making activity information about the insects, and creating picture collages, etc. Students were introduced to English and Hindi names of insects, food eaten by them, and where they live. Features of different insects were also introduced to them. Students learned about a variety of insects, including both harmful and harmless insects. Students were taught to design their own ladybird using origami sheets and also shared the information they collected about it with their classmates. These activities not only help in imparting knowledge to the young minds regarding different types of insects but also bring the young Presidians closer to nature.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE VARIOUS LANDFORMS OF INDIA
"The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”
India has a rich diversity of geographical regions and climatic conditions. Presidians have gained knowledge of the various landforms of India under the Theme, 'Shelter.' The impacts of the natural environment on shelters were discussed with them. They assimilated information about multiple ways in which we can make our houses eco-friendly. They got exposure to vernacular architecture that reflects the optimum use of natural resources. In the end, they applied their knowledge, learned, and made beautiful models of different kinds of vernacular houses and collages on the importance of eco-friendly homes. They promised that they will respect nature and save the environment. This exercise helped them understand the value of natural resources in our lives.