SHOW & TELL: PRESIDIANS DEVELOP SOCIAL AND PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS
It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of an audience and speak. It is daunting and scary, but Presidium works towards confidence building with regular stage exposure. A plethora of public speaking activities like ‘Show and Tell’ are conducted for the students of grades Nursery and Prep. ‘Show and Tell’ creates opportunities for students to grow and develop oratory and language skills, self-esteem, social skills and even creativity. The students spoke wonderfully and confidently on the topics which were in tandem with their ongoing curriculum. It was a great learning experience for the students.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE WORLD STUDENTS DAY WITH A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
Learning is a process that lasts throughout our lifetime. A human being is always a student and keeps learning from the things around them. This process continues from the moment we are born till we take our last breath. To celebrate this spirit of learning and acknowledging the student within all of us, Presidium Palam Vihar celebrated World Students’ Day. The day is celebrated on the birthday of our Missile Man, Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. A special assembly was conducted where the students celebrated the life and work of our great scientist and President Dr Kalam. The assembly highlighted the special bond shared between students and teachers. Students beautifully extended their gratitude to their Gurus and displayed skills taught to them in a distinctive manner.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE THE TRIUMPH OF LORD RAMA OVER EVIL
Dussehra is a festival that marks the victory of goodness over evil and to instill the qualities that helped Lord Rama triumph over Ravana among our students, Presidium Palam Vihar conducted a special assembly to celebrate Dussehra. The students enacted the Ramayana with great enthusiasm and excitement. The school choir sang bhajans in praise of Lord Rama. Towards the end of the assembly students were encouraged to imbibe values like respect, goodness, peace and loyalty from Lord Rama’s life.
PRESIDIANS SEEK BLESSING OF ‘NAVDURGA’ ON 'NAVRATRI'
Festival of Navratri is full of lights, joy and festivity celebrated with devotion and enthusiasm throughout India. As the name suggests, Navratri means nine nights and on the tenth day Goddess Durga is immersed in holy water after pooja. To celebrate the festival of Navaratri students of grade Prep conducted special Assembly wherein they spoke few lines telling everybody how and why Navratri is celebrated and how Goddess Durga and Lakshmi help people when they are in trouble. Presidians also performed the Garba Dance on the song ‘Nagada sang dhol baje’. Students were very excited and participated enthusiastically.
BEST OUT OF WASTE ACTIVITY: PRESIDIANS LEARN THE CONCEPT OF REUSE
Best out of Waste activity encourages students to reuse unused products and teach them the importance of resources and their optimum utilisation. Keeping this in mind, the Academy for creativity, 'Out of the Box' organised an Intra-class Best out of waste competition for students of grade 1 to 3 wherein students enjoyed their work and came up with different ideas to reuse things. They prepared very creative and innovative models and art items from different waste materials. The activity enhanced creative skill of the students and imbibed values like preservation, recycling, optimum utilisation, reduce and reuse while undertaking the noble act of caring for the environment.
WORLD GIRL CHILD DAY: SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF GENDER EQUALITY
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on October 11 to raise awareness about discrimination against girls and violations of their human rights To promote the cause, Presidians conducted a special assembly on ‘Save the Girl Child’. The young leaders talked about the importance of girls’ right to equal education and their fundamental freedoms followed by motivational thoughts shared through placards. With spectacular performances, the students encouraged everyone to raise awareness about the different types of social discrimination and exploitation that girls face in their life and actively participate to build a better future for all. Through this assembly, Presidium successfully fulfilled it’s aim of creating socially responsible citizens.
PRESIDIANS PAY THEIR GRATITUDE ON WORLD GRATITUDE DAY
We must be grateful for any and all conditions of peace, and invest ourselves in their unfolding. Living gratefully helps us to know and create peace from the inside out. We focus on cultivating emotional, physical and mental states that embody peace, and we become better human beings. On the occasion of World Gratitude Day Presidium Palam Vihar organised a special assembly to thank all those who play a part in our lives. The students told the assembly that when we are grateful, “less is more” to us; we are more content and experience sufficiency more readily. Presidium imbibes such teachings of gratitude in students. Towards the end, students thanked their grandparent for their stories, parents and siblings for their immense love, teachers for unconditional support, helpers for support and care and neighbours for helping us when in need.
STORY READING COMPETITION: PRESIDIANS DEVELOP GOOD READING HABITS
‘Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released.’ Children have an innate love of stories. Stories create magic and a sense of wonder. They teach us about life, about ourselves and about others. Students of grades 1 to 3 turned into storytellers at the Intra Class Story telling competition.
Our young learners shared an extraordinary variety of fables and fairy tales. It was a good activity to enhance students’ expression of thoughts and feelings. It was indeed a wonderful display of knowledge, fluency and understanding by the young Presidians.
PRESIDIANS SHOWCASE THEIR DANCING SKILL AT INTERCLASS COMPETITION
‘Dancing …is like dreaming with your feet!’ Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body. It is a creative expression of one’s self. To acquaint Presidians with the importance and different forms of dance, a Dance Competition was organised for the students of grades Nursery and Prep under the banner of the Rhythm or the Soul academy. Students participated ardently in the event and performed beautifully on diverse dance styles like Bhangra, Salsa, Classical and Hip-hop. It was an entertaining event and a great learning experience for the students.
YOUNG PRESIDIANS RECREATE LIFE OF GANDHI ON GANDHI JAYANTI
Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Presidium Palam Vihar with a special assembly. The assembly of the Primary section began with the enactment of the ‘Dandi March’ as the students entered the hall sloganeering ‘Vande Matram’. Students shared anecdotes from Gandhiji’s life and the theatrical performance showcased various contributions made by Bapu in India’s freedom struggle. The choir group presented a song glorifying Gandhiji and how he heralded a new era for our country. Bapu’s favourite devotional song ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ was played in the campus to inculcate the values of a simple man leading a noble life.