PRESIDIANS SPREAD THE LIGHT OF PEACE & LOVE ON WORLD PEACE DAY!
Presidium celebrated World Peace Day to make each one a channel of peace when faced with unexpected storms of life. Students gave wings to their imagination and created beautiful posters. Students were also briefed upon the significance of the day by a short power-point presentation and talking about our great leaders like Gautham Buddha, Mahatma Gandhiji, St. Mother Theresa, Kiran Bedi, and Malala Yousafzai who spread the message of peace and harmony. In the end, the message was given in the famous quote “when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace”. The life of Mahatma Gandhi was highlighted and urged to imbibe his values like love, harmony, and nonviolence and to become instruments of peace in their homes and surroundings.
PRESIDIANS SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT THE PRECIOUS OZONE LAYER!
"Earth without ozone is like a house without a roof.”
To reflect on this statement and create awareness amongst the students who will be the citizens of tomorrow, certain insights were shared. Presidium celebrated World Ozone Day with enthusiasm. Students were enlightened through video screening and discussion. They understood that a shelter is incomplete without a roof. They learned about the importance of the ozone layer and the need to protect this fragile shield of gas, which protects the Earth from harmful Ultraviolet radiation. Their responsibility towards mother Earth could be seen through the beautiful and thought-provoking posters made by them. In the end, they promised to be responsible Indians and promised, 'they will be a part of the solution, not a part of pollution.'
STUDENTS COMMEMORATE THE JOYOUS OCCASION OF GANESH CHATURTHI!
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटि समप्रभम,
निर्विघ्न कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ||
To seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha, Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated by the students of Grade 2 and 3 at Presidium school in a virtual assembly. The students were explained the significance of the festival and the importance of eco-friendly ways of celebrating the festival. The students made banners giving a message to save aquatic life and stop water pollution by banning the use of plaster of Paris for the idol and its immersion in lakes and ponds. They were also shown a movie on “Lord Ganesha.” The festival brought devotion, creativity, understanding, and learning. Students promised their teachers that like Lord Ganesha, they too would abide by the elders’ wisdom and be devoted towards their parents.
STUDENTS MARK INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY A HANDFUL OF ACTIVITIES!
"Books are the quietest and constant of friends, they are most accessible and wisest of counselor and the most patient teachers"- Charles William Eliot
September 8 was proclaimed as the International Literacy Day by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It aims to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies, now celebrations take place all around the world. In sync with the theme of literacy day, Presidian participated in many activities like bookmark making, reading stories, and setting up their own library. Students used their cognitive abilities to put together different and interesting books together to appreciate the importance of languages in an individual's life. Students also used their creativity to make beautiful and unique bookmarks. Education is a dialogue between the past, present, and future so that the coming generations receive the accumulated lessons of the heritage and carry it forward.
A WONDERFUL TEACHERS' DAY CELEBRATION AT PRESIDIUM
Presidium celebrated Teacher's Day Online with great fun and enthusiasm. Teacher's Day is celebrated every year on September 5 to honor teachers and recognize their contributions to education and development. The students presented a special virtual assembly on Teacher's Day as a mark of respect to all their teachers. The assembly began with a warm wish, followed by heart-touching thoughts spoken by students for teachers' role in our lives and their role as mentors in shaping our future. Teachers indulged in fun-filled activities that marked the celebration. Students had poured their hearts to dedicate a few lines of appreciation to their school and teachers. Students presented their amazing artwork prepared for this special occasion as their token of love for the teachers. They enjoyed the company of their fellow teachers, taking pride in their role as teachers who transform lives and create the future.
STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR COGNITIVE SKILLS WITH NUMBER WEB ACTIVITY
"Mathematics is not about addition, subtraction, equations, or algorithms. It's about understanding"-William Paul
Mathematics is one of the common subjects that we study since our childhood. In sync with the theme of number web: Presidians of grade 3 conducted an activity on various patterns and arrangement of numbers. Students were involved and very interested in writing various patterns and creating correlation with the sequence provided. This activity helped in developing their cognitive and intellectual abilities. Students arranged all the numbers in a spider web to show interlink between them, helping them to generate curiosity and increasing their creativity.
STUDENTS STRENGTHEN THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF EARTH’S INTERIOR
Earth is made up of several concentric layers with one inside another, namely, crust, mantle, and core. The Earth’s crust is made up of various types of rocks with different colours, sizes, and textures. There are three types of rocks: igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock. Students were explained about the Earth's interior related to its interior composition's huge size and nature. They explained the three layers of the Earth, Crust, Mantle, and Core. Presidians used their imagination skills and creativity to their optimum level to reflect their understanding of the Earth layers and how the Rock Cycle works. They came up with extraordinary 3D projects, charts, models, etc. to showcase their mastery over the content. The entire activity gave hands-on experience, and the students had great fun.
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SLOGAN WRITING WITH ZEAL & ZEST
Poster Making is a creative process that requires exceptional skills, thoughts, and practice. It actively engages students in their learning process. Presidium organized an online Poster Making competition for Grade-5. The topics given were Ram Mandir, Incredible India, Covid-19 vaccination, Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra, and Online classes in Lockdown. The main thrust was to stir the imagination and provide a pedestal for innovation, expression, and aesthetics. Students were able to visually represent the key points and elaborate on the same which facilitates their retention and recall of the events and facts. The hidden talent of the students was truly reflected in their posters.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT EVEN & ODD NUMBERS WITH A FUN ACTIVITY
The beauty of Mathematics lies when children enjoy doing it, understand, and get involved in practical dealing with numbers. So activities are great ways to engage and explore the topics. Learning mathematics is fun at Presidium school. An activity on Odd and Even Numbers was conducted in Grade 2 through online classes wherein students displayed the attribute of being thinkers while reflecting upon their understanding of the 'Even and Odd’ numbers through a hands-on activity. They also displayed good thinking and fine motor skills while placing the kidney beans on the tens frame. Students wholeheartedly enjoyed this activity.
STUDENTS ELATEDLY CELEBRATE THE PIOUS FESTIVAL OF JANMASHTAMI!
"Sweeter than honey, tastier than curd, pleasanter indeed than any happiness and joy is the company, is the power of the name of Krishna."
The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm. Janmashtami, also known as Krishnashtami, is observed on the Ashtami tithi, the eighth day of the dark half or Krishna Paksha of the month of Shraavana. Presidium celebrated the festival of Dahi Handi with ardour. A special assembly was conducted by our talented Presidians, wherein the students came in colourful attires and depicted the events of Krishna's childhood scenes with beautiful acts and dance performances. Winning the souls of the spectators, these captivating performances enlightened the audience about the importance of the festival. Making the students aware of the Indian tradition, customs, and culture, the assembly conveyed the strong message of 'victory of good over evil.'