The National Cancer Awareness Day is observed annually in India on November 7, to spread awareness about cancer, its symptoms, and treatment. National Cancer Awareness 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.
Diwali, often referred to as the festival of lights, is perhaps the most exuberant and popular festival to be celebrated not only in India but in many regions across the globe. The Presidium school left no stones unturned to ensure that the students bask in festivities and yet learn something new. The students geared up for their Special Assembly- preparing theatrical, musical, and dance performances as a way to understand, honour and enjoy the importance of Diwali. A Nukkad Natak was performed as an effort to spread awareness about the harmful effects of fireworks and to remind the students to have a safe and environment-friendly Diwali. The dance and music performances, vivaciously, captured the joyous feelings. The students dressed up as mythological characters and performed a drama that aptly revisited the historical significance of the festival in different parts of India- the victorious return of Lord Rama, honouring Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Kali, and the eternal love between siblings. The assembly was summed up by the honorable guests who elaborated upon the relevance and emotions behind Diwali- the joy and finally the hope that can be used in one’s path to success, even today.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day commemorates the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, plays an important role in uniting India. He is also famous as the Iron Man of India and as one of the founding leaders of the Republic of India. Presidium has always endeavored in shaping the personality of the young learners, thereby generating responsible citizens of the country.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.