STUDENTS CELEBRATE GANESH CHATURTHI WITH A HANDFUL OF ACTIVITIES
Festivals inform, educate, bring people together, break the monotony of routine and give us a chance to re-energize our body, mind, and spirit. People believe that Lord Ganesha, the symbol of wisdom bestows his presence on Earth during this festival and removes their obstacles. With such belief, the Presidium family organized various activities on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi through virtual mode. The sole purpose of the celebration was to let the students stay rooted in Indian culture and to enable them to understand the significance of this festival. Ganesh Chaturthi lies in the fact that the devotees worship Ganesha to rid their lives of all the sins and substitute them with knowledge and wisdom.
ARJUN BAGS A SILVER & BRONZE MEDAL IN ROLLER SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP
In the pursuit to carve a niche in the field of sports, Arjun Singhal of grade X achieved yet another milestone. He bagged a Bronze medal in 500 meters and a Silver medal in 1000 meters in the 1st Open Invitational Roller Skating Championship organized by Ghaziabad district held at Greno Banked Track, Greater Noida. His parents expressed their gratitude to the school, his teachers, and coaches who have helped him develop a strong positive attitude and perseverance in his various endeavours. It was indeed an outstanding performance and a moment of pride for the entire fraternity at Presidium.
PRESIDIANS GENERATE AWARENESS ON IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION
“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great.” - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
On the occasion of World Literacy Day, the students of grades VI-IX participated in a plethora of activities in the virtual classrooms to lay emphasis on the fact that education is not only a human right but also the foundation stone to build a more sustainable future for all. To mark this day, students projected their viewpoints in the form of slogans and colourful posters. They also initiated a ‘read-a-thon’ with their classmates, created a photo bucket of educational resources, and designed bookmarks with quotations of famous personalities written on them. Besides, some of the senior students spoke on the importance of making education accessible to all and focussed on literacy development to overcome various challenges across the globe. The enthusiasm amongst students in participating in various literary activities speaks volumes of their collective commitment and responsibility of building a conducive environment for education and generating awareness on the importance of education.
STUDENTS BOW TO THEIR TEACHERS ON TEACHER'S DAY!
गुरु गोविंद दोनों खड़े, काके लागूं पाँय ।
बलिहारी गुरु आपनो, गोविंद दियो मिलाय ॥
Teachers' Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of September, which also marks the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was an Indian philosopher and the second President of India. Students of Presidium school celebrated this day virtually. To celebrate this occasion, students perform songs and plays, acknowledging the contribution of their teachers. Students also showed their affection to their favourite teachers in the form of cards and speeches and made it a memorable day for their teachers.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE LIFE CYCLE OF SILKWORM WITH ENTHUSIASM
“Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn.”
Students of Grade 7 were involved in making the model of ‘Life Cycle of Silk worm’ which provided them opportunities to showcase their skills. All our young Presidians participated with great enthusiasm and explained the life cycle of silkworms with the help of beautiful and creative models. Students explained about the female silk moth which lays eggs and how the silkworms feed on mulberry leaves and give rise to pupa. In the pupa stage, how a weave is netted around by the silkworm to hold it and how it swings its head, spinning a fiber made of a protein and becoming a silk fiber. They also explained the processing of silk and the uses of silk. The objective was not only to inculcate a scientific attitude and research-mindedness but also to create teaching aids. It involves students participating in activities to understand the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of the task. Presenting such models helped students understand the concept in an experiential way and made students more confident, creative, future-ready, and learners for life.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT IRRIGATION TECHNIQUES
Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and reflecting on the experience. Students of Grade-V engaged intellectually and creatively with the theme, Irrigation Methods by making models. Innovative models were made on Drip Irrigation, Surface Irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation, and Rahat irrigation.
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN AD MAD COMPETITION WITH GREAT ENTHUSIASM
As a part of the class-based activity, the AD-MAD show was conducted in grade VIII. The activity saw the students making an attempt to integrate a variety of phrases, expressions, and figurative language learned in the class. It was conducted with the objective of apprising the students of the importance of being enterprising and forthcoming. The students of grade 8 participated with a lot of enthusiasm. The activity helped the students to enhance their skills in developing unique ideas, self-expression, and drafting relevant and interesting scripts. It was indeed a great learning experience for the students of grade VIII.
JANMASHTAMI: STUDENTS CELEBRATE THE DIVINE SPIRIT WITH VIGOR!
Festivals are characterized by colour, gaiety, enthusiasm, prayers, and rituals. Presidians celebrated with utmost ardour the occasion of Janmashtami, a festival that commemorates the arrival of Lord Krishna. Students were dressed up as Krishna, Radha, or devotees. Their bright and joyful faces lit up the festive aura with a spirit of love, devotion, and faith. Students did various activities to celebrate the day like decorating a dahi handi, bansuri, aarti thali, or flute. The tales of Lord Krishna were shown through diorama, painting, and scenery. Prayers and Hymns were also offered by students. Students portrayed the significance of Janmashtami and illustrated the fact that whenever there will be a dominance of malevolence, Krishna will reincarnate to destroy the evil and save the good.
PRESIDIANS PLEDGE TO KEEP THE SPIRIT OF SPORTSMANSHIP ALIVE!
आज के समय में ना हारना जरूरी है, ना जीतना जरूरी है, जीवन एक खेल है ये दोस्तों बस खेल जरूरी है।
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STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ATLAS ACTIVITY WITH ENTHUSIASM
Studying maps is an important part of not only practical knowledge but also skills. The earliest maps were drawn on rock surfaces, clay tablets, metal plates, papyrus linen, or constructed with sticks. Today maps are usually rendered on a flat surface such as paper or on a computer monitor. Our creative Presidians enhanced their skill of reading and labeling the map by indulging in the activity “My Own Atlas.” They utilized different colors, symbols, and imagery, which makes them extremely useful for visual thinkers or those who struggle to retain and recall information. So, with so many benefits being offered by this creative thinking technique. They created their own Atlas. They were provided enough assistance to identify and correct errors and given enough opportunities to practice skills across a range of challenges sufficient for them to achieve full mastery. Thus, map skills are the stepping stones to geography and history.