STIMULATING ROLE PLAY ACTIVITY AT PRESIDIUM
Role-play is an activity when you either put yourself into somebody else's shoes, or when you stay in your shoes but put yourself into an imaginary situation! The joy of role-play is that students can become anyone they like for a short time! Students can transcend and think beyond the confines of the classroom setting. Roleplay is an important part of child development, as it builds confidence, creativity communication and problem-solving. Intending to bring out the hidden talent of our students while helping them build up experience and confidence, students of Presidium Kalyan Vihar of Grade 3, participated in a role-play activity based on the story ‘The Palace in the Dream.’ Roping in the principal of imaginative role-play, students brilliantly portrayed the characters like a narrator, king, courtier, Tenali Raman and many more. It was a real treat to watch our students enact these eminent personalities.
PRESIDIANS SHOWCASE ORATORY SKILLS AT LOHRI CELEBRATION
Lohri was celebrated at Presidium with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The mood on the campus was upbeat as the students were absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri. A special assembly was conducted in which the students showcased marvelous oratory skills as they recited poems and delivered a speech based on the significance of the festival. Students of Grade 3 sang a very melodious song ‘sunder munderiye’ immersed in rich cultural folklore of Punjab. To add spark to the festivity fervor, Giddha and Bhangra were also performed. The beats of the Dhol, the warmth of the holy fire and sheer happiness of students dancing around in circles offering peanuts and popcorns, mesmerized every heart.
THE SCIENCE OF TODAY IS THE TECHNOLOGY OF TOMORROW
Presidium organized a Science Week for students of grades 1-5 where the students were indulged in a plethora of activities. Lining ahead was Science - Out of the Box activity in which they explored the magical world of creative learning by performing various experiments like volcano eruption, air exerts pressure, magnetic force, etc. Continuing with the same zeal, a visit to the museum was also organized for all the classes. Presidians were dressed up as famous scientists and spoke about their discoveries and inventions. All in all, it was a fantastic opportunity to encourage our budding scientists to think beyond what meets the eye and develop an in-depth understanding of the mysteries of the world around us.
AD MAD COMPETITION UNRAVELS TALENTS OF PRESIDIANS
Preparing an advertisement for a product involves principles of management which includes qualities like creativity, imagination, capturing audience attention and what not. An Inter Class Ad Mad Competition was organized for Presidians of grades 4 & 5 to bring out creative geniuses in them. The students participated with full vigour and enthusiasm in this competition. Innovative Ideas, Creativity, Marvellous Presentation, Effective Punch-Lines were all very well reflected through their enactments. At Presidium, we believe that competitions not only inculcate competitive spirit among budding performers but also open up their minds to think out of the box. Excitement level of the children stretched sky high when they honed their skills. The competition not only showcased their acting skills but also impromptu their ability to use the cognitive skills. Children participated earnestly and everyone showed the will to entice the audience in the best of their capacity.
STUDENTS SPREAD ESSENCE OF CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE & JOY OF GIVING
Christmas is the festival which inspires the spirit of sharing and caring & we at Presidium celebrated it with the same fervour, spreading the message of love and joy amongst our children. The school was beautifully decorated with a huge Christmas tree which adorned the reception and joysticks, wreaths, snowflakes, stars and baubles added to the Christmassy feel. The students sang melodious carols and performed enchanting dances with great spirit. Overriding every other emotion, a wave of cheer enveloped the school. To inculcate the essence of sharing, students donated warm clothes from their homes for the needy. They set up a 'Wall of Kindness' to spread the warmth, literally and metaphorically, in this cold festive season. This special assembly ended with a message to spread the essence of Christmas with love and the joy of giving.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH INMATES OF ORPHANAGE
The students of Presidium visited Holy Cross Orphanage on the eve of Christmas. Students were very happy to meet the underprivileged section of the society. The celebration started with a prayer followed by cutting of the cake and singing of Christmas Carols. They also decorated the Christmas Tree with those children. Students gave some gifts as a token of love and warmth like books, chocolates, stationary kit, mufflers, gloves etc. to them. This brought joy ‘n’ cheer on everyone’s face. Games like passing-the-parcel, musical chairs were also played with them. It was indeed heartwarming to witness the ease with which they were dancing and singing with our students. The memories will be cherished for a lifetime. The students took a pledge to work for the upliftment of such sections of the society, with rigour with the moving time.
A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY IS ORGANIZED ON HUMAN RIGHTS & UNICEF DAY
Human Rights Day is commemorated every year all over the world on the 10th of December. It is celebrated with a special theme every year to raise awareness and instil the importance of human rights in the minds of the people. This year the Human Rights Day was celebrated with the theme “Stand Up For Human Rights”. UNICEF aims to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities. Keeping this year’s theme of Human Rights Day and UNICEF Day, students of Presidium from grades 1-3 kick started the assembly with a special prayer followed by some thought provoking quotes. The students also performed skits on various topics like right against exploitation, right to education and right to work. The assembly concluded with a song called “We are the world” which highlighted the main objective of having this assembly.
SHIPS AT A DISTANCE HAVE EVERY MAN’s WISH ON BOARD.
Navy Day in India is celebrated every year to recognize the splendour, great achievements and role of the naval force to the nation. This Day pays an ode to the strength and bravery of the Indian Navy who won the Indo-Pak war in 1971. Under the Operation Trident, the Indian Navy attacked Pakistan Naval base on December 4, 1971. Navy Day was celebrated in Presidium Kalyan Vihar with a special assembly. A short speech emphasizing the history of Indian Navy filled the young hearts with ecstasy, pride and honour. It was followed by a song and a short quiz to enhance the knowledge of students about the Indian Navy. The observance of Navy Day raised desire in the young minds to opt Navy as a career and serve their motherland.
STUDENTS BRUSHING UP THEIR VOCABULARY
The present time which is an age of auto-correct, spell-check and predictive text, the Spellathon Competition was organized for students of Grades 1 to 5 at Presidium Kalyan Vihar which came as a whiff of fresh breeze. The Competition was conducted to enrich the vocabulary & pronunciation. This is actually an excellent tool which can help students understand words more deeply as they learn definitions, usage in a sentence, along with the spelling of words. Featuring of multiple rounds like - Spell them right, Words Hunt, Un jumble the Jumbled, Visual Round and Guess the Word Round, it was an amazing fun-filled day. The Competition made students aware of spellings and the usage of many unfamiliar words. All in all, such competitions provide a platform to our young and budding learners to acquire knowledge and enrich their vocabulary.
STORYTELLING COMPETITION GIVES WINGS TO PRESIDIANS’ IMAGINATION
An Intra Class Story Telling Competition was held at Presidium for students of grades nursery and prep. The students performed spectacularly narrating their favourite stories using creative props, voice modulation and impressive expressions which build their confidence and enhanced speaking skills. The young vibrant Presidians came forth with wonderful tales. Some stories provided moral values while some were humorous and all these in crux won everyone's heart with huge applaud.