PRESIDIANS MARK NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY WITH A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
"Every innovation is a small step taken towards the growth of the country."
Every year on May 11th, India commemorates the National Technology Day to mark the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test, which was held on that date in 1998. Very few countries worldwide have nuclear power, and India has become one of those elite players. The day also celebrates the importance of science in everyday life and encourages students to pursue science as a profession. Presidium held a special assembly on National Technology Day to inspire students about the significance of this day. Our Young scholars participated and discussed the huge role that technology plays in our everyday lives, like doing our jobs, going anywhere, keeping us healthy, and communicating with people who live far away. They expressed their opinions through some slogans and poems on the incredible inventions as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT COTTON FABRICS PRODUCED IN INDIA
Cotton plays an important role in the Indian economy as the country's textile industry is predominantly cotton-based. India is one of the largest producers as well as exporters of cotton yarn. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab are the major cotton producers in India. Students of Grade 6 learned about the cotton fabrics in the chapter - Fiber to Fabric. They presented a report on the types of cotton fabrics produced in India and their properties and benefits. The purpose of the enrichment activity was to enhance their knowledge about different types of cotton fabrics and how the cotton industry helps in boosting the economy of India.
RECITATION COMPETITION: STUDENTS ENHANCE THEIR SPEAKING SKILLS
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."
Recitation is helpful for students to practice natural language and raise social ability. To spread the fragrance of poetry amongst the students of Nursery, an Intra Class Rhyme Recitation Competition was organized in the school. Our little poets enjoyed the beauty of expression, thought, feelings, rhyme, rhythm, and the music of words. Taking all these facts into consideration they got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence. The main purpose behind conducting such a competition was to build self-confidence and develop oratory skills and self-expression. It was an excellent opportunity for them to gain confidence through stage exposure. The purpose of the competition was to instill a love for poetry and to develop recitation skills among the students. They enthralled their teachers and friends with their articulation and memory skills while reciting rhymes.
CELEBRATING COMMON LANGUAGE THAT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER, DANCE!
Dance is the hidden language of the soul, perfecting which liberates us!
To celebrate the beautiful art form and set a platform to showcase the traditional Indian classical dance forms, Presidium celebrated World Dance Day in association with Spic Macay. This Day is dedicated to dance, dancers, and dance enthusiasts. Our young Presidians presented eye-catching performances in a specially organized assembly to reveal the universality of this art form. The event commenced with the soulful classical dance followed by the presentation of an assortment of dance styles ranging from Haryanvi folk, Hip-hop, and different dance forms. Throwing light on different beautiful dance forms, our budding artists made the best out of this day! They thoroughly enjoyed the foot-tapping music along with exquisite dance forms.
The splendid event reiterated the fact that dance not only helps in expressing emotions but also relaxes our mind, body, and soul. The transcendent experience developed a deep sense of respect in students for the rich cultural heritage of India, its traditional classical dance forms; and admiration for dance as a performing art.
STUDENTS SHOWCASE THEIR ARTISTIC TALENT WITH ON THE SPOT PAINTING
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso.
Keeping the same ideal at the forefront, students of Presidium were given an opportunity to showcase their artistic talent in the Inter-Club On the Spot Painting Competition. The themes given were Environment and Climate Change, Dream Come True, A Magical World, Unity in Diversity, Shades of Life, and Phases of the Moon. The students created an array of impressive artwork on the given themes. The students showcased their creative skills actively and enthusiastically. The competition was an exercise to identify their expression and elicit their imagination and creativity skills.
PRESIDIUM FAMILY WISHES YOU A HAPPY & INFORMED WORLD BOOK DAY
A special assembly on the occasion of World Book Day was recently conducted at Presidium. The assembly kick-started with the significance of the event in English and Hindi followed by poem recitation and some slogans that encouraged the young learners to explore the pleasure of books and reading, one of the students also highlighted the significance of books in our lives. Students were then informed about the myriad horizons that the habit of reading opens for a child, through an informative speech. Through captivating performances, the leaders of tomorrow left a powerful impact on the audience and encouraged them to grab a book and read! The students enthusiastically shared how they read the different novels, comics, and a variety of books in their leisure time to improve their vocabulary, and fluency in English and to make their reading better.
LET’S KEEP THE ENVIRONMENT WE ALL LIVE IN HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE
Presidium School conducted a special assembly and celebrated Earth Day with full vigour and enthusiasm. The objective was to sensitize the students toward the conservation of the planet Earth. The students participated in a plethora of activities conducted to spread awareness to protect our planet. The age-appropriate activities motivated the students to inspire their peers and others toward the conservation of the ailing planet, i.e. Earth, through the use of their creativity and imagination. Presidians also presented short poems, and slogans and held placards to sensitize others toward Earth. The assembly concluded with the Green pledge, taken solemnly by the little ones. Eventually, the students comprehended that it is high time that we take immediate action to save our abode i.e. planet Earth with our wise actions and sense of adaptability for a sustainable future.
STUDENTS OBSERVE WORLD HERITAGE DAY WITH SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
Heritage is the most precious possession that we will be passing on to the next generations. 18th April every year is celebrated as World Heritage Day. On this occasion of global importance, students of Presidium held a special assembly with great zeal and enthusiasm. In the beginning, an informative speech made students aware of the importance of this day. It was explained how World Heritage Day, which is called The International Day for Monuments and Sites, was proposed by ICOMOS in 1982 and approved by UNESCO in 1983. Furthermore, interesting facts and information about various significant monuments like Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Roman Colosseum, and Statue of Liberty were shared with everyone. Students learned about how they can lend a helping hand towards preserving these reminders of history, as the monuments and heritage talk about the roots of a nation and therefore it is our duty to preserve these monuments to memorize history. In the end, it was concluded that monuments are not for the dead but they are for those who are living, so let us save them and protect them.
STUDENTS COMMEMORATE THE BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF BHIM RAO AMBEDKAR
Presidians commemorated the birth anniversary of the Architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, through a special assembly. Popularly known as Babasaheb, he was a man of social substance who became India’s first-ever independent law minister and principal architect of the Indian Constitution. Students presented thought-provoking speeches, quotes, posters, and poems which made it evident that his works and teachings are relevant even in today's times. The highlight of the assembly was a special skit based on the theme of untouchability, against which Babasahed fought throughout his life. The message was received well by one and all. The future citizens were enlightened about the importance of eradicating social evils like untouchability and caste-based discrimination. The assembly culminated with an inspiring message that one need not be born into great and influential families but with a goal, hard work, and responsibilities one can become great.
A JOYOUS BAISAKHI CELEBRATIONS AT PRESIDIUM ON BAISAKHI
"Amidst the rich harvest Across the lush greenery, Baisakhi has arrived In all its majesty.”
Festivals bring joy and happiness. Keeping up with the tradition of celebrating all the festivals with great fervor and gaiety and to acquaint the students with the rich culture and heritage of India, the Baisakhi celebration was held in Presidium School with great zeal. The school premises were aptly decorated depicting the harvest season. The students came dressed in traditional Punjabi colourful outfits with ornaments and accessories. Through open discussions, they were briefed about various aspects of this festival of harvest. A lot of theme-based activities were planned for the Presidians with the motive of helping students learn the significance of this special day. Students in Grade 1 and 2 drew beautiful kites by using their ideas. A PowerPoint presentation, highlighting the significance of Baisakhi was also shown to the students in their respective classrooms.