PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE INFINITE STRENGTH OF WOMEN
8th March is observed as International Women’s Day. This day brings many things for women – a cause for celebration, a reason to pause and re-evaluate a remembrance, an inspiration, and a time to honor, love, and admire. To honor womanhood, Presidium celebrated International Women's Day, the celebration started by recognizing the contribution and significance of the women. Students made bouquets and were asked to write a few lines for the women in their lives who inspire them and to appreciate their roles in all walks of life.
OM NAMAH SHIVAY! PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE MAHASHIVRATRI WITH ZEAL!
“Lord Shiva is a symbol, a possibility, and a source of tools to transform yourself and create your own life.”
Mahashivaratri is a great festival in Hinduism, celebrated annually with devotion and religious enthusiasm in honour of Lord Shiva, deities of the Hindu Trinity. The literal meaning of Shivratri is “The Great Night of Lord Shiva.” To feel the verve of the festival, a special activity on Mahashivratri was conducted by the little Presidians. The activity started on a pious note by offering heartfelt prayers to Lord Shiva and reciting shlokas. Thereafter students spoke about the significance of Mahashivratri with great zeal and zest. The celebrations concluded with our little Presidians by graceful dance performances and making the poster of Shiva Lingam.
OUR BUDDING SCIENTISTS MARK NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY WITH ARDOUR
National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28 every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by the great Indian physicist Sir CV Raman who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for the same. On February 28, 1928, Raman led an experiment with Indian physicist KS Krishnan, on the scattering of light, when he discovered what now is called the Raman effect. Raman Effect explains the effect on the scattering of light when passing through different materials. Students of Presidium celebrated this day by being little scientists showcasing different experiments on the virtual platform.
ROLE PLAY: PRESIDIANS ENTHRALL WITH THEIR DRAMATIC SKILLS
Presidium organized a role-play competition for Grade 3 students. The objective of organizing the competition was to develop confidence in the students and to promote the skills of effective public speaking among them. The event was a blend of education and fun-filled activities. The roles depicted by them were from different periods, which included ancient history, medieval and contemporary. Getting completely engrossed in the character, the young ones delivered their dialogues with confidence and enthralled the audience with their outstanding performance. It was a great learning experience for the students as they observed the roles of the different characters with interest and curiosity. The competition proved to be a great learning experience for the students.
STUDENTS BUILD THEIR VOCABULARY WITH PICTURE READING ACTIVITY
Reading in its fullest sense involves weaving together words and comprehension in a fluent manner!
To spark curiosity about reading in our young Presidians, a Picture Reading Competition was organized wherein students participated with full zeal and zest. The competition not only helped little Presidians in exploring early reading skills but also engaged them in an altogether new learning experience. The competition started with the teacher showing a picture to the kids and they were asked to identify what they see in the picture and to think about the information on the chart and what they want to say about it to generate a sentence. Students simply identified what is going on in each picture and found meaning in text and pictures. Students were assessed on their dynamic vocabulary, comprehension, and expression. The children were very excited and enjoyed the activity thoroughly. It was wonderful to see how our young readers decoded visual images and made meaning from visuals.
STUDENTS SHOWCASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH ONLINE QUIZ COMPETITION
A quiz is a good way of testing as well as improving one’s general knowledge. It also gives us training in thinking fast and expressing ourselves properly. The objective to organize a Quiz competition is to evaluate the knowledge of the participants within academics as well as beyond academics and to make them familiar with the prospects of quizzes and the objectives of questions. There are special quiz programs in subjects like Sports, Cricket, English Literature, Science, Politics and so on and they come under one umbrella which is General Knowledge.
To make it more interesting we at Presidium conducted an Online General Knowledge Quiz Competition on MS Forms and students of Grade 1 participated independently with lots of enthusiasm and zeal.
PRESIDIANS PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR BRAVE FREEDOM FIGHTERS!
We all know that our country's struggle for Independence was the culmination of the individual and collective sacrifices of crores of freedom fighters. Their stories of courage and determination are an inspiration to all of us today, as we celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the 75th Year of Independence. Just as these heroes worked with a deep sense of patriotism for their country, we urge India's next generation to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of our freedom struggle. To the nameless and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle, Grade 4 offered their humble tribute in the form of the Virtual Assembly and gave a salute to them for their bravery and courage.
STUDENTS SHOWCASE THEIR CREATIVITY WITH POEM WRITING
“Poetry: The best words in the best order.”- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is believed that poetry is no less than art, it is a beautiful blend of words and emotions of a poet. For students to create a niche in the field of poetry, an activity was organized for the students of grade 8. Students had to write a poem on their own on any one of the following topics like Spring season, Memories of school days, or My aspiration. Students successfully showed their creative side and submitted beautiful poems. Time and again our young Presidians prove their talent and skill in all fields and this activity proved to be one such example.
STUDENTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY WITH ARDOUR
Women- Mother, sister, wife, friend, peer, colleague and the list continues. She is the one without whom life wouldn’t have been as fuller and happier as it is today. It is that time of the year when on the occasion of National Women’s Day we congratulate them and celebrate the success, happiness and value that they’ve added to us and society around us. Our young champions of Grade 5, 6 and 7 gifted hand made trophies to their mothers and made presentations creating awareness about renowned women who contributed to the society.
ANOTHER FEATHER IN PRESIDIUM’S CAP!
It gives us a sense of great pride and pleasure to share with you all that three students of Grade 9 of Presidium - Aahana Raina, Siddhant Bhargava, and Bhavika Jain have been selected as Budding Innovators and their Science projects will be funded by the organizing body of INSPIRE Awards to create the Prototype of their Projects. Each student will receive Rs 10,000/- each for the same. INSPIRE- (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) scheme is one of the flagship programs of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The INSPIRE Awards – MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge), aims to motivate students in the age group of 10-15 years to become future innovators and critical thinkers. Under the program, the students of our school were motivated and guided for preparing Project Synopsis. A number of students submitted their projects which were analyzed by the Science faculty and 5 best entries were then selected and submitted.