PRESIDIAN ENHANCE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF AN ELECTRIC CELL
Electricity can transform people's lives, not just economically but also socially. Students of Grade 6 learned about the connection of a bulb to an electric cell. They made a circuit using electric wire with differently colored plastic coverings, an electric cell, a bulb, and tape, etc. They connected the two terminals of the bulb to two terminals of the electric cell and learned that such an arrangement is an example of an electric circuit. The collaborative activity was presented in the online science module. The activity helped students strengthen their understanding and knowledge of an electric circuit.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE DUSSEHRA WITH GREAT CHEER AND ZEST
Dussehra, a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, was joyously marked at Presidium School with a lot of religious zeal. To celebrate this beautiful festival, our young Presidians recently came together and organized a special assembly virtually. The program began with a prayer and a message on Dussehra followed by a Bhajan “Ram Stuti '' and a presentation on why we celebrate Dussehra. The students enacted scenes from Ramayana depicting an important event from the life of Lord Rama. A dance performance depicting the triumph of good over evil mesmerized everyone. Students talked about the relevance of celebrating such festivals and the lessons they can learn from the lives of such mythological figures. It was a wonderful assembly wherein the students learned about the culture and traditions of our country. They presented scintillating performances and depicted the famous Dussehra story on stage with wonderful acts and poise.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE POWER OF GIRLS ON GIRL CHILD DAY
On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 declaring October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls' rights. Presidians conducted a special virtual assembly on International Day of the Girl Child. The students of the school highlighted the achievements of Indian Women in various fields. Students emphasized that education can transform the lives of girls and can strengthen their communities. They recited poems and enacted a role play on Women Empowerment. The whole atmosphere echoed with the slogan ‘Save the Girl Child’ and ‘Educate the Girl Child’. The day aimed to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
GANDHI JAYANTI: REMEMBERING THE FATHER OF THE NATION
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi is revered the world over as one of history’s most transformational and inspirational figures. Students of Presidium observed the birth anniversary of the 'Father of the Nation' with immense austerity and reverence. They presented the philosophical and pragmatic ideals of Mahatma Gandhi as they remembered the inspiring quotes by the great leader. Students also dedicated speeches, poems, and songs to Mahatma Gandhi and drew inspiration from his way of life. They learned that throughout his life, Mahatma Gandhi was a fearless campaigner for the rights and dignity of all people, whose constant and unwavering promotion of non-violence as a tool to win over hearts and minds has forever left its mark on the world. Presidians paid their homage to our iconic leader in the special assembly.
SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON DAUGHTER’S DAY
A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give. A daughter is a mother's treasure and a father's pride and joy.
‘Daughters Day’ in India is celebrated every year on the 4th Sunday of September. Parents of proud Presidians celebrated this day, providing special attention to every daughter. A special virtual assembly was conducted by the students communicating the importance of daughters in a family. Students recited heart-touching poems about daughters. They also presented a Dance performance *Betiyaan* and showcased women's strong roles like a Teacher, an Entrepreneur, Sports Personalities, and whatnot. Enthralling and melodious performances for daughters followed the presentation. The day defined the importance of a girl child in our lives.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ROCKS INSIDE OUR EARTH
Just like an onion, our earth is made up of concentric layers one inside the other. Students of Grade 7 learnt about the various layers of the earth under Geography lesson 'Inside Our Earth.' They understood that the interior of the Earth consists of crust, mantle, and core. The earth’s crust is made up of various types of rocks. They also gained knowledge about the three major types of rocks: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. The presentation helped them deduce that our Earth is a dynamic planet, which constantly undergoes changes inside and outside.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF GAJANANDA ON GANESH CHATURTHI
Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival celebrated with much fervor across India. Lord Ganesh or the elephant deity is considered the God of wisdom and new beginnings. Thus, people across the world worship him before initiating any work. It is believed that he removes obstacles and blesses the course of the believer. A special assembly was organized on a virtual platform in Presidium on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, which commenced with a rhythmic poem, followed by speeches and traditional dance performances. The day ended with a lot of learning and the visarjan of eco-friendly Lord Ganesha in the nearby water bodies. In a way, such organized festivity and worship lead to an upsurge in enthusiasm and devotion amongst students.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOUSES
“A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul.”
A shelter is a small building or covered place which is made to protect people from bad weather or danger. With the aim of having a better understanding of the theme “Shelter,” an academic activity was organized virtually related to the topic wherein the students learned about different types of houses that are built depending on the climate of that region. The students showcased a beautiful and colourful project with pictures of different types of houses and explained every house elaborately. Some of them included - Bhunga in Gujarat, Kath Kuni in Himachal, traditional houses in Kerala, etc. They learned that different houses are built as per the abundant availability of materials, physical characteristics, climatic conditions, culture, traditions, lifestyle, etc. In the end, to make their activity more exciting and interesting a surprise was planned by the teacher for the students to witness different types of houses virtually - like Bhungas, traditional houses that are unique to the Kutch region in Gujarat. Last but not the least, a virtual tour of Kerala showcased a traditional big house called the nalukettu having large verandahs and cattle shed were all part of the traditional nalukettu. Through these virtual tours, they observed the houses more keenly and gained more knowledge and information about their culture, lifestyle, tradition, etc.
EUPHORIC JANMASHTAMI CELEBRATIONS AT PRESIDIUM
To seek the blessings of Lord Krishna, Janamashtami was celebrated virtually by the students of Grades Prep to 7th. To celebrate the extraordinary bond between the children and the Almighty, Presidium school took the opportunity to both jubilate and learn with young minds. The students dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha. Their homes were decorated beautifully and the spirit of festivity was enhanced with their wonderful performances. The assembly kick-started with the significance of Janmashtami along with speeches, poetry, songs, scintillating theatrical and dance performances enthralled the audience. Students also dressed up as Krishna and Arjuna to portray a saar from Gita, which commemorated the human incarnation of Lord Krishna. Making the students aware of the Indian tradition, customs, and culture, the assembly conveyed the strong message of 'victory of good over evil.'
STUDENTS PAY TRIBUTE TO SPORTS LEGENDS ON NATIONAL SPORTS DAY
"It mirrors life, they say. It's trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows, hopes and losses... are all reminiscent of what life takes us through. Sport builds and reveals the character of humans."
On August 29, India celebrates National Sports Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand – who was an integral part of 1928, 1932, and 1936 Olympics Gold medal-winning squad. National Sports Day 2021 is even more special due to India's remarkable performance in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics. Presidians paid homage to our Hockey Legend Dhyan Chand and the Super Seven of our Olympics victory. Students poured appreciation and accolades on all our achievers who brought laurels to the country on such a huge platform. Their stories of perseverance, struggles, hard work, determination, and discipline motivated and inspired our young guns to give their best and never give up. Students also presented Yoga Asanas, which are the gift of India to the world, for better health and fitness. The students learned a lot about true sportsmanship and the value of upholding the sports spirit.