Presidians have proven time and again that they will find the way to exhilarated victory, even in the face of adversity. Our Grade XII students braved all odds thrown up by the pandemic to come out with flying colours in the CBSE Board Examination. They say smooth seas don’t make skillful sailors, and our leaders of tomorrow are trained and ready to take the helm, even when the waters are rough. With the blessings of their parents and the guidance of their mentors, our self-motivated learners are sure to scale new heights in the future. We wish them all the best for all their future endeavors and are sure they shall make their alma mater proud! May God bless each one of them with immense success!
To be a leader in any field, academic or otherwise, one needs to be well-spoken. Declamation is a rhetorical exercise or a set speech. Such competitions assure that students learn to speak clearly with confidence which is a crucial ingredient to become an eloquent speaker. Thus, to master this art, the Story Teller’s Academy at Presidium organized an Inter Class ‘Declamation Competition’ which served as an ideal platform for facilitating an exchange of ideas among the student fraternity of grades 6, 7, and 8. The dynamic participants mesmerized the student audience with their vibrant oratory skills. They were made to present their views on diverse topics within the given time limit. They displayed confidence, enthusiasm, and awareness while participating in the competition.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July to remember the sacrifices of martyrs of the Kargil war who fought for the sake of the motherland. Kargil Vijay Diwas is associated with the glorious past of India. Our young Presidians were told about the soldier's life and their selfless services. They were sensitized about the soldiers who were martyred during the war. A video related to Kargil Vijay Diwas was shown to them. They also paid tribute and lit candles for the soldiers who lost their lives in Kargil War. They further prayed for the well-being of soldiers.
Meal planning is making a plan of meals with adequate nutrition for every member of the family within the available resources. It is important for meeting the nutritional requirements of the family members, so it helps us to decide what to eat each day and in each meal. Children learn about grouping the foods into different groups according to their nutrient content in this subject. Inclusion of these food groups in our daily meals is important to provide an adequate diet. This knowledge is essential to make sure that you are eating the right food in the right quantities. Our little chefs of Presidium Grade 4 learned and laid their hands on making Cucumber boats and Mango Mojito, and also learned about their nutritional value.
"Gratitude is an affirmation of goodness." An attitude of gratitude means that you operate from a place of abundance instead of a place of scarcity and fear. Hence, our tiny tots were guided by their teachers to learn the practice of being grateful for everything that they have in their lives. An expression of gratitude acknowledges the importance of people, things, events, and the difference they make to us. We express our gratitude to convey our warm and friendly feelings. Students were also told if somebody is helpful and kind to us in thought or action, we need to express gratitude or return our thankful feelings. When good things happen in our lives or when we are with the ones we love, and when we are grateful and express our gratitude, the feeling of love and tenderness grows.
Elocution plays a crucial role in the formation, articulation, and pronunciation of speech and speaking skills for students, Elocution classes are a part of any good English session. It provides an opportunity to speak formally with the proper knowledge and use of pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone. The Presidians of Grade 4 were provided a platform to the budding orators through an Interhouse Elocution Competition, which challenged students with the topics like Technology a boon or bane, Paper books vs E-books and Rainwater harvesting. The objective of this activity was to make them more expressive, confident, and spontaneous in their way of speaking. It aimed at building their overall confidence, improved oral speech and reading ability, increased vocabulary, comprehension skills, and also inculcated the habit of reading.