PRESIDIANS OF GURGAON DISCOVER THE BEAUTIFUL ART OF MASK MAKING
Masks are among the most universal of art forms. In most cultures, ancient or modern, primitive or sophisticated, masks have always been used. To give young Presidians of Gurgaon an exposure to the beautiful art of mask making. The students considered the concept of Halloween and masquerade parties with animal theme to create their masks with bright and vibrant colours. Enjoying the fun-filled activity and sharing their colourful masks with each other, the students relished this unique learning experience.
PRESIDIANS TASTE THE FOREIGN FLAVOUR OF HALLOWEEN AT PRESIDIUM
To encourage students to appreciate differences in cultures and customs and also to make them aware of global festivals, the Presidians of Gurgaon recently celebrated Halloween. Packed with unmatched fervour, the students came dressed as devils, witches, angels and fairies. The scary skeletons, pumpkins and fearful masks of ghosts evoked thrill among students as well as the staff members, turning classrooms and school foyer into fun-filled spooky corners for the Halloween party. Dancing on the tunes of foot tapping numbers, the Presidians enjoyed the day thoroughly. They played tricks and feast with everyone to mark the welcoming of good spirits and driving away of the bad spirits in their lives.
PRESIDIANS CREATE A PIOUS ATMOSPHERE IN SCHOOL ON GURPURAB
Keeping with the secular ethos of Presidium, a special assembly was recently put up by the students of grade 3 to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The children informed the audience about the significance of Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. A pious atmosphere was created by the shabad sung by the melodious Presidians and they made the audience aware about various teachings of Guru Nanak. It was truly, a blissful day!
AAPNO GHAR TRIP REJUVENATES PRESIDIANS AMID FRESH AIR & SUNSHINE
Playing outdoors promotes well-being and physical development!
Kids are naturally drawn to playing outside and there are numerous benefits of outdoor play including exploring the environment, developing muscle strength and coordination, and gaining self-confidence. To develop better inter-personal relationships amongst little children of Presidium Gurgaon, a trip to Aapno Ghar was recently organized. Besides rejuvenating the young Presidians, the fun-filled trip also gave them a chance to use their muscles to run, swing, jump, skate and ride a bike. It was a beautiful experience out in the fresh air and sunshine!
SUDHA MA'AM HONOURS YOUNG ACHIEVERS OF PRESIDIUM GURGAON
If you can dream it, you can achieve it!
At Presidium, we believe in raising a generation of young achievers by giving them the wings to dream and appreciating their hardwork and passion time to time. To recognize the Presidians of Gurgaon for their extraordinary achievements in academics, sports and co-curricular activities, a grand ceremony - the CHAIRPERSON HONOURS was recently organized. Graced by Mrs. Sudha Gupta, the honorable Chairperson of Presidium, the ceremony congratulated more than 700 young scholars with certificates of recognition. Offering such a majestic honour to our 'leaders of tomorrow', the event built their confidence and strengthened their determination to achieve more in life. Packed with overwhelm and excitement to see their young lads being appreciated for their year-around uphill struggle, the parents relished every moment of this unforgettable experience.
GIRL POWER OF PRESIDIUM STRIKES BRONZE AT TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
"Champions keep playing until they get it right." - Billie Jean King
Presidium feels immensely proud to mentor such brilliant champions, who have proved their mettle yet again. In a recently organized table tennis tournament, the girl power of Presidium won bronze medal in under 14 girls category. The tough team was represented by the young achievers Aarohi Saxena and Sia Saini from grade 8 and Kasak jain and Minal Hota from grade 7. Held at Path Finder Global School, Pataudi, the competition witnessed humongous participation of students from 16 schools but our gifted tennis stars performed amazingly well.
Kudos to our young gifted tennis stars and their coach!
PRESIDIANS OF GURGAON PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT TO RALLY FOR RIVERS
Rivers are the lifelines for all life forms. All the civilizations in our world were born, grew, and developed on the banks of rivers. They are the veins of the earth through which life flows and make our planet habitable and beautiful. We at Presidium Gurgaon, always strive to raise a generation of environmentalists and in reference to Sadhguru's noble campaign of 'Rally for Rivers', our grade 2 students recently presented a special assembly. Showcasing the importance of rivers and water in our life, they shared different ways rivers can make our life better. An enlightening PPT was shown to the little Presidians to educate them about how are we abolishing our own natural wealth – rivers. Mesmerizing everyone with their dance performance focusing on the necessity to 'save water and rivers', the students requested the audience to put efforts to save Ganga and many such rivers, which are on the verge of extinction. We must preserve our rivers because our own preservation is directly linked to their conservation.
PRESIDIANS FONDLY CELEBRATE THE DELIGHTFUL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
The celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights, came alive at Presidium Gurgaon when the whole school wore a festive look with diyas and rangolis, adorning the corridors and the assembly area in bright colours. Students suggested ways of making the Diwali celebrations environmentally-friendly with a brief talk, which was followed by a foot-tapping dance on song 'aai Diwali' to highlight the festivity and good cheer of the festival. The young Presidians talked about the significance of the festival - how good always conquered the evil and also about why and how Diwali is celebrated across India. Besides sensitizing the students to the ill-effects of crackers, the assembly concluded with a beautiful message of a clean, peaceful and bright Diwali. One and all appreciated the assembly, applauded the performers and encouraged the students to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali.
PRESIDIANS DESIGN STRIKING LANTERNS & DIYAS FOR DIWALI DECORATION
"Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye!" - Dorothy Parker
To kindle creativity and infuse a festive spirit in the hearts of our young students of grades 6 to 10, a 'lantern and decorative diya making' activity was recently organized at Presidium, Gurgaon. Our talented Presidians were excited to practice the ancient art of paper folding and cutting to make beautiful delicate paper pop-up lanterns. They came up with captivating diyas and lanterns, which were the perfect DIY products for Diwali decoration.
OBSERVING WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY IN THE AEGIS OF SUDHA MA'AM
1 in 5 people experiences mental illness at some point or the other in the lives. It's time to talk, it's time to change!
Considering that untreated and undiagnosed depression is the leading cause of suicide and third leading cause of death among teenagers, adolescent mental health should be on top priority for schools as their present wellbeing directly affects their and our country's future. To spread awareness about the importance of positive mental health and equip adolescents with skills to cope effectively with stressors, a 'Mind Your Mind' workshop was recently organized at Presidium Gurgaon on the occasion of World Mental Health Day.
Firmly believing in the importance of investing in the emotional health of 'leaders of tomorrow', the honourable chairperson of Presidium, Mrs. Sudha Gupta also graced the event, along with many renowned external experts. More than 200 11th and 12th grade students from Presidium and other schools in Gurgaon participated in this impeccable experience of healthy interaction, mutual learning and live sessions on dance and expressive arts therapy. It was heartwarming to see the youngsters getting transformed into more aware and empowered students, who can embrace positivity, enhance their emotional and mental wellbeing and perform at their highest potential.