An online Intra Class Debate Competition was organized for the students of Grade 6 to 8 by Presidium. The competition saw a tougher side of the young generation putting up their views supported by facts and figures aggressively. Grade 8 students spoke on why “Empowering the girl child is the best way to empower the nation,” and enthralled everyone with their views. It was a sheer delight to see young parliamentarians fighting tooth and nail to showcase their convincing abilities. Grade 6 students spoke on “Pros and cons of using Social Media,” while the Grade 7 topic was “Media is more powerful than Government.” The students effortlessly delivered on either side of the motion and weren’t deterred even when the teachers and their fellow students interjected them. Such platforms lay the foundation for making them ready to face real-time situations and shape their holistic personalities.
The Indian Air Force is celebrated on October 8 annually with great enthusiasm and fervour at various Air Stations all over the country. Our Presidians of Grade III - B also marked this day with a special assembly. The assembly started with the motto of AIF 'Touch The Sky With The Glory' followed by prayer, news and thought of the day. Students presented poems, plays, dance performances, and gave incredible speeches about IAF passionately. With the aim of providing an opportunity for our students of grade Prep to develop effective communication skills and to build their confidence, a 'show and tell' competition was also organized. In the competition the pre primary kids took center stage and spoke on the topic Indian Air Force. The speeches apprised us about the history of the Indian Air Force and some heroic facts.
World Animal Day is celebrated on the 4th of October. This day is observed to improve the animals' living and welfare conditions across the globe by raising their status and creating awareness about them. At Presidium, Grade 3 students celebrated World Animal Day; they shared their favorite animals and created awareness about extinct and endangered animals. They emphasized that as human beings- the most evolved species of animals, it is our duty and responsibility to take care that these innocent animals are not harmed because the planet Earth is as much theirs as it is ours. क
Presidians celebrated Gandhi Ji's birthday with great zeal, enthusiasm, and patriotism. The virtual assembly began with a special tribute to our 'Father of the Nation.' Students articulated Gandhi's ideology and contributions towards Indian independence skillfully through various mediums like- songs, thoughts, talks, and dance performances. The students presented why Gandhi Ji chose to follow ahimsa and non-violence to fight against the British Empire. In the end, a Patriotic song was played, which kindled the spirit of nationalism and patriotism among students. An Intra-Class Quiz was also organized for the students of Grade IV - V to observe International Day of Non- Violence. The quiz kept the students and the teacher engaged with an hour of brainstorming questions that led to a nail-biting finish.
Students of grade 8, across sections, performed an activity to check if liquids could also conduct electric current and classified the various liquids tested as electrolytes (strong and weak) and non-electrolytes. During the activity, they tested different liquids found at home like tap water, salt solution, vinegar, milk, honey, etc. by dipping two free ends of naked wires, which were a part of an electric circuit. As a tester, they took LED and a magnetic compass (used to test weak current). They wrote down their observations in a tabular form in their notebooks. Students concluded from this activity that some liquids conduct electricity while some do not. The LED glowed for the conducting liquids, and also these liquids showed a magnetic needle deflection. The students learned the concept of electrolytes and non-electrolytes and learned skills of observation and conclusion.
Grade 1 A of Presidium conducted an assembly on the impact of Global Warming on the Ozone Layer. Students were dressed beautifully and carried wonderful props. Assembly started with the prayers followed by news and thought of the day. Presidians gave speeches and sensitized us to take care of our Mother Earth. They mesmerized everyone with their dance performances, which was replete with messages to Save Our Planet. Parents enthusiastically contributed to it by preparing the props and the set-up for the assembly. Assembly concluded with the showering of blessings by academics head and vice-principal. Everybody enjoyed the assembly to the core of their heart.