PRESIDIANS PARTICIPATE IN THE ‘SAY NO TO TOBACCO’ CAMPAIGN
Presidium recently organised a campaign on ‘Say No To Tobacco’ wherein a classroom discussion took place for spreading and informing the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s health, from cancer to chronic respiratory diseases. The campaign also served as a call to action, advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors in the fight for tobacco control. This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations. Every student participated in the discussion and learnt about how Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world and what is the need of the hour to solve this adversity. They also made posters for their vicinity to spread awareness.
STUDENTS MASTER ART OF DANCE & MUSIC WITH MASTERS IN THE FIELD
Dance can help restore joy and stability in lives and ease the tensions in school. In one evaluation, 95 percent of teachers said that, as a result of dancing together, students’ abilities to cooperate and collaborate improved. We are fortunate to have tied up with excellent teachers who are not only experts in their field of dance but are also passionate about teaching their craft to little children. Music is taught by a teacher who not only is an expert; but also understands the needs of children and how to bring out and nurture their musicality. The instruments offered include keyboard, bongo, Congo drums, violin and guitar. The fact that the respective teachers understand children very well is testament to how much they enjoy these classes. In addition to teaching the dance and music sequences, the classes also act as a good opportunity for children to build strength and focus.
TURNING PRESIDIANS INTO ACCOUNTING EXPERTS!
An Accounting Equation is a mathematical expression which shows that the assets and liabilities of a firm are equal. An Accounting Equation is based on the Dual Aspect Concept of accounting meaning that, every transaction has two aspects- Debit and Credit. We recently conducted a classroom activity for our students based on this very concept. The students were introduced to the idea of preparing a balance sheet. They also learnt that every transaction affects either both sides of the equation or a positive effect on one item and a negative effect on another item on the same side of the accounting equation.
The activity helped us achieve the objective of making the students aware about the effect of a transaction (increase or decrease) on the assets, liabilities, capital, revenue and expenses.
PRESIDIANS SAVOUR THE DIVERSE DELICACIES OF INDIA AT FOOD FAIR
Under the theme ‘Food’ with immense joy and excitement our grade 3 students recently
organised a Food Fair, wherein they learnt about the cultural diversity in India and rejoiced the
different delicacies of various states. The school was wonderfully decorated and each state had
been assigned a different space wherein the students displayed various food items that
belonged to that state. Students were beautifully dressed representing the state and it was a
wonderful sight with colours of cultures everywhere. The students welcomed the guests in the
folk language of the state they were representing. The aroma of the food also made everyone’s
taste buds water and stomach grumble. The fair undoubtedly became one of the most
memorable experience for each one of them. With this experience they learnt that despite of
having different cultures and food choices , we all are equal and important in our own way.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT EIGHT FOLD PATH OF LIFE ON BUDDHA PURNIMA
A special assembly was held on the occasion of Buddha Purnima for our Presidians. The theme of the assembly was the eight fold path of life, i.e, Right knowledge, Right attitude, Right speech, Right action Right means of livelihood, Right effort, Right awareness and Right meditation. The assembly began with school prayer and proceeded with a talk about the importance of Buddha Purnima by students. They expressed their views regarding the life of Gautam Buddha and the importance of non-violence. Students of grade 11th and 12th enacted the story of Lord Buddha and spoke on teachings of Buddha and his eight fold path of life. The students also took part in group meditation. The assembly
included the thought of the day based on the teachings of Gautam Buddha and insisted everyone to follow.
DISCOVERING HUMANITY IN THE PUREST FORM AT SPARSH NGO
ON MOTHER’S DAY, PRESIDIANS SHOWER LOVE ON THEIR SUPERHEROES
It is truly said, “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Keeping this bonding emotion in mind, we at Presidium organised a special celebration and assembly on Mother’s Day. As we know Mother’s Day comes once a year. If we only comprehended a 10th of what our mothers did for us as children, and how they would literally sacrifice anything for us if needed, we would realize that one day is not sufficient. So to honor the mothers, attractive boards showcasing the creativity of children were also displayed. Mother’s day cards, messages and photographs, all adorned the venue.
PRESIDIANS OUTSHINE CBSE GRADE 10 RESULTS
The determination, zeal and diligent team work towards the goal of attaining success in the Board Exam for grade 10, culminated in an awe-inspiring result wherein all the students (93) passed with flying colours. The school topper, Lakshya Gupta with an aggregate of 97.6%, truly deserves his brilliant achievement. He has surely made the school proud. Our heartiest congratulations and blessings to all the other toppers and students as well. We wish them all success to them for their future endeavours.
REMEMBERING THE GLORIOUS NOBEL WORK OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE
Rabindranath Tagore was a multifaceted personality, a great poet, philosopher and painter who was on the intellectual firmament of the globe and received Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for classic ‘Gitanjali’. Rabindranath Tagore jayanti was celebrated with full enthusiasm by grade 7 in Presidium school. A special assembly was conducted wherein after the school prayer, an inspirational song “Jodi tor Dak Shune keu Na Ashe” of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was sung by the choir group. A chorus song and a dance on Rabindra Sangeet followed by a self-composed poem recitation was done by the students to pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore. Grade 8 students also presented a group song and dance on a Bengali song.
PRESIDIANS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN ‘STONE CREATIVES’ WORKSHOP
With a vision to inculcate creative exploration and design thinking in young minds by using
daily life materials to create spectacular artworks, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre
and gallery Art’est – An Art Abode together have designed exclusively for school kids,
free art workshop titled ‘STONE CREATIVES’. This unique art workshop was conducted by two eminent artists, Ms. Magyar Judit Mária from Hungary and Ms. Vinita Vasu from India and children were taught how to use various daily life materials to create exquisite artworks. The artworks created by children during the workshop will also be displayed at gallery ‘Art’est- An Art Abode’ along with the artworks of Ms. Magyar Judit Mária and Ms.Vinita Vasu as a part of the art exhibition ‘Speaking Stones’ which will be on display in the gallery from April 28-May 7, 2019. Children participated in this prestigious workshop and were very happy to learn new innovative art form of its own kind.