Community helpers day is a wonderful way to broaden the child's horizon and help them learn about the world beyond home - their community. A community is a group of people who share services, buildings and laws. This topic is important as it brings home to children for a lot of reasons such as safety, thoughtfulness, and understanding the way the world works. It teaches them to address politely the people in our neighbourhood, mingles with them by asking his or her name, and try to show them that they should feel safe and that these people take care of us. With these objectives to be achieved, Community helpers day was organized for grade prep students. They were dressed up as Doctors, Nurse, Soldiers, Greengrocer, farmers, and Teachers. They presented their views happily and told that they were proud to be dressed as community helpers.
I2cure conducted a virtual internship for the students of Presidium. Four sessions were conducted on the topic ‘The Secret of Killing Germs- Disinfectants.' The students made video advertisements, brochures, slogans, chimes, and much more. This way they understood the market better and also realized the work that goes into making a catchy advertisement. The young interns conducted research about the policies that need to be kept in mind while functioning a biotechnology company. This led them into the legal world of government policies, licenses, and agreements. All in all this internship taught the young minds the function of biotech brands from step 1 i.e thinking of a product to advertising it and to the last step i.e releasing it in the market. All the students post their internship program were extremely delighted to have got illuminated with real-world experience. They now feel an edge over other students as they have explored various aspects and gained skills such as communication, leadership, problem-solving, and teamwork which can be utilized beyond experience.
Sir C.V. Raman was an Indian Physicist and was a recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his work in the field of light. To commemorate the invention of ‘The Raman Effect’, every year National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February. On this occasion, at Presidium a special assembly was conducted by grade 3D students. Students paid tribute to Dr. C.V.Raman by enlisting his great work, inventions and sharing his famous quotes. Students confidently presented their views on the importance of ‘Science in daily life’ and ‘science and technology. The young Presidians enthusiastically shared interesting science facts and recited poems on science and technology. They also remembered the other great scientists and their inventions.
Role play exercises give students the opportunity to assume the role of a person or act out a given situation. Students read the play 'The palace in the Dream' in their curriculum book. Later they were motivated and engaged to do the role-play of the same. Students were dressed up in the different characters of the play: the King, Courtier, old Man, Tenali Raman, and the narrator. They all acted brilliantly. They used voice modulation while delivering the dialogues with great expression. They presented the role play in a very meaningful way.
Despite the pandemic, Presidium always strives to nurture the inherent potential that each and every student has. With the same spirit, Intra Class Dance Competition was organized wherein students mesmerized everyone with their wonderful performances. Students of Grade- 1 to 3 enthusiastically participated in the competition with their beautiful attire and props. The attractive costumes, fluid dance movements, and fascinating props made it tough for the judges to decide the winner. Spirit of patriotism and nationalism was infused in the young minds. This helped students develop a sense of achievement, inspiration, and a good attitude.
2D and 3D shapes activity at Presidium is enjoyed with great enthusiasm. It is really encouraging to see how students develop their self-confidence through the act of handling shapes and sharing their properties. Understanding shapes will enable students to be more in tune to the world around them and see the connections between objects, as well as being better able to appreciate artistic works. Learning 2D shapes is key for future math learning. If students don't recognize 2D shapes, they won't be able to recognize 3D shapes and will not be able to handle geometry. The shapes also help students learn vocabulary words like "side,” "corner,” "angle,” "vertex,” "straight and "line.”
Dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, Basant Panchami marks the beginning of the Spring season in India. Keeping the tradition alive, students of grades III- B celebrated Basant Panchami with enthusiasm. The assembly started with the singing of the spiritual song - ‘Hey Sharde Maa’ followed by news and thoughts of the day. Students, along with the class teacher, sought blessings from Goddess Saraswati. The spring of joy took over when students narrated a story ‘Birth of Maa Saraswati’, highlighting the significance of the festival. The students truly enjoyed the assembly and enthusiastically shared the joy of festivity by singing songs, poem recitations, sharing thoughts with everyone. The class teacher apprised students about the significance of the day and glorified the magnificence of Goddess Saraswati, the epitome of knowledge and wisdom.