PRESIDIANS LEARN THE AUTHENTIC ART OF BLOCK PRINTING
To enhance the artistic and creative skills of Presidians, a session on block-printing was recently organised, where in students were taught about the two different techniques of block printing,namely, direct printing and resist printing. The workshop gave a detailed outlook of the techniques briefing the students about how craftsmen use wodden and metal blocks to create extra-ordinarly beautiful designs. Students of grade 3 participated with full interest and enhanced their creative knowledge on this intricate form of dying and colouring a fabric.
PRESIDIANS REMEMBER THE DIVINE FOUNDER OF SIKHISM ON GURPURAB
Guru Nanak Dev Ji's great life has been a big inspiring story for many across the world. To remember this divine founder of Sikhism, a special assembly on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab was recently organized at Presidium, Palam Vihar. Sharing the information regarding the festivities in the Sikh religion that revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus, the assembly served as a learning experience for the students of grades 4 to 7. A blissful environment was created and the audience relished the spirit of devotion and soulfulness.
TRIP TO JIM CORBETT: PRESIDIANS UNRAVEL THE LAND OF ADVENTURES
What is life but one great adventure!
With the same passion to quench their thirst for adventure, the students of Presidium Palam Vihar recently went to a trip to Jim Corbett. The young Presidians performed various adventurous activities like Jeep Safari, Body Surfing, Building Games, Lantern Walk and Sunrise Tracking. They also enjoyed to the core of their hearts with their classmates and teachers at a specially arranged DJ night. Witnessing the voluminous natural beauty and rich flora and fauna of this forested wildlife sanctuary in northern India’s Uttarakhand State, the Presidians relished the journey of a lifetime.
BEST OUT OF WASTE CONTEST: PRESIDIANS SPREAD MAGIC OF CREATIVITY
Creativity is an art to explore our ideas to extraordinary way from the ordinary work!
Preparation of eco-friendly products out of waste material forms an important part of Eco Club. To encourage our students to create something useful out of waste things, a concept which has global significance, a 'best out of waste' competition was recently organized for students of grades 1 to 3 at Presidium, Palam Vihar. Inviting creative art and craft ideas like a tea pot and a cup, slippers from straws, hat, paper vase, festival decorations, wall hangings, greeting cards, toys and paper jewellery, the fun-filled contest ignited their artistic potential. An initiative to generate the habit of using old things to create beautiful and some amazing crafts amongst children, the competition was a learning experience for all.
PRESIDIANS GIVE THE MESSAGE OF A CLEAN, PEACEFUL & BRIGHT DIWALI
To celebrate Diwali, the joyous festival of lights, the students of Presidium Palam Vihar recently came together and conducted a special assembly. They adorned the corridors and classrooms with a unique festive look featuring diyas and rangoli. The song 'Diwali aayi' brought out the essence of the celebration of life and goodness. Students talked about the significance of the festival - how good always conquered the evil and also about how and why Diwali is celebrated across India. They presented a small skit on Lord Rama's return to Ayodhya. Besides sensitizing the students to the ill effects of crackers, the assembly concluded with the message of a clean, peaceful and bright Diwali.
BIRTHDAY OF GURU RAM DAS CREATES A BLISSFUL SETTING AT PRESIDIUM
Guru Ram Das, the 'Lord of Miracles', is the fourth of the ten gurus of Sikhs. Each year, eleven days before his birthday, the Sikh people gather together and meditate in the early hours of the day. To celebrate the birthday of this enlightening spiritual guide, our little Presidians distributed 'prasad' among the community. They created a blissful Gurudwara like pious environment to enroll everyone with the teachings of the Guru.
SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON MORAL VALUES: PRESIDIANS OBSERVE GOOD MORALS
Children are great imitators, so give them something good to imitate!
The morning sets the day and the assembly paves the way for our students to rejuvenate their spirits, remain rooted to the moral values and unleash their vitality. This is precisely what our young grade 6 students tried to showcase to their peers in a special assembly on 'moral values' at Presidium, Palam Vihar. The energetic Presidians presented a thought, speech and skit on good moral values followed by a pledge, wherein their dialogue delivery was immensely clear and fluent. The audience was also very keen to share what they had learnt and promised to observe good manners and morals so that others would notice and do the same.
LITTLE PRESIDIANS SHOW THEIR PRESENTATION SKILLS VIA SHOW & TELL
To showcase the presentation skills of our little Presidians of grades nursery and prep, a 'show and tell' competition was recently organized at Palam Vihar. It is one of the simplest activities for young students, in which the performer faces the rest of the class with a particular object and proceeds to show it while telling information about it, such as where they got it from, what it is used for and how it works. The topics of this fun-filled contest were my favourite toy, my favourite cartoon character, etc. Using the props they excitedly brought from their homes in an innovative way, the little ones described their favourite objects with lot of confidence and facial expressions.
PRESIDIANS PLEDGE TO FOLLOW THE PATH OF GOODNESS ON DUSSEHRA
Celebrating the triumph of good over evil, Dussehra gives the message that darkness will always be beaten by light. To convey this great message in a beautiful way, the Presidians of grade prep from Palam Vihar organized a special assembly on the occasion of Dussehra. The assembly initiated with inspiring thoughts shared by students, emphasizing on the importance of Dussehra. This was followed by a skit, presenting the idea that good always beats the evil. To add on, a thrilling dance performance was presented on the song 'Ram ji ki leela hai nyari' and the students pledged to follow the path of goodness.
YOGA DAY ASSEMBLY: GRADE 2 PRESIDIANS LEARN THE ART OF BREATHING
Yoga is the realization of self!
With growing competition in every field, health has become one of the most integral issues today. Derived from a Sanskrit word 'yuj', Yoga is a 5000 year old body of knowledge. Mastering the art of Yoga implies not only physical exercise, but unfolding of human potential and soul. To help our grade 2 students master this art, a special assembly on the theme 'Yoga day' was organized at Presidium, Palam Vihar. The little Presidians performed several asanas including Vrikshasan, Padmasan, Yogmudrasan and Ardhachandrasan with confidence and finesse. They also gave a captivating dance performance on 'bolo har har' song and spoke on the importance of Yoga in their day to day life.