PRESIDIANS UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WINTER SOLSTICE UNDER PROJECT PARIDHI
At Presidium, we not only lay emphasis on academic learning but also on practical training for better understanding of concepts. With this objective on 22nd December, six Space Earth scientists conducted an interesting project called ‘Paridhi’ at Presidium Gurgoan. The project was coordinated by Joeell, Lakkshya, Vikramaditya and Manas, our trained Space Earth scientists who were very enthusiastic to take up the conduction and felt proud to do the same.
Presidians assembled in the ICT lab for a presentation on the proceedings of the project and later on they visited the open space for taking up the main activity of the project. Under this project they had to measure and calculate the circumference of the Earth and the significance of winter solstice. The instructor, Mrs. Juhi Joshi directed the students the procedure to take their observations.
Students of Grade Xth, were also interested in the way the students were explaining the procedure of taking the measurements and calculations.The students completed their calculations to determine the circumference to a nearest approximate value which all the groups calculated. It was a wonderful opportunity given by SPACE for Presidians to conduct such an event which was indeed an enriching experience for them.
PRESIDANS LEARN ABOUT THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM
At Presidium learning is not limited to the classroom but we learn from the outside world as well. With the same belief the children of Grade Prep of Presidium Gurgaon, made a visit to Rail museum in Delhi on 22nd December, as a part of their TBL curriculum under the theme "Means of Transport".
Transport is an important concept as it encourages logical and reflective thinking in the child. During the trip Presidians got to know about various Modes of transport and that the field of transport can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. It enables trade between persons, which is essential for the development of civilizations.
Presdians were eager and enthusiastic as they started the excursion. The purpose behind the trip was to give a real life experience of travelling in a train and to discuss train as a means of land transport and alongside enjoy the thrill of an outing. The students learnt about the various kinds of trains used by people to travel from one place to another in earlier times. They also enjoyed the joy ride in a train and were gleaming with happiness. It was a wonderful experience for all them.
PRESIDIAN WINS THE THINK AND LEARN ACTIVITY CONDUCTED BY NIE
Our champ Lakshya Gupta of Class VII from Presidium Gurgaon has won the School Topper award in Think & Learn activity (Round 1) conducted by NIE. The event was organised by the Times of India at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on 20th December. Lakshya has received an appreciation certificate and a Lenevo Tablet. Thousands of students of various schools participated at the event and Lakshya gave an outstanding performance. Way to go Lakshya. We are proud of you.
PRESIDIUM ORGANISES AQUA FIESTA AWARENESS DRIVE TO SAVE WATER
Presidium Gurgaon organized an Aqua Fiesta in sync with CMS Vatavaran, on 17th and 18th of December with an aim of spreading an awareness drive to save water and and maintain the ecological balance of nature. We believe that we can enhance the understanding of the natural world and its conservation through such events, which also offer avenues for wholesome entertainment.There were about twelve elite schools from Gurgaon and Delhi that participated in this festival, which was also an attempt to showcase the creative talent of young students.
Presidium Senior, Gurgaon, extended a platform for implementing and administering the complete event, which was conducted to a degree of great success. CMS Vatavaran is an NGO which provides a forum for International Environment and Wildlife. Even as the natural world appears to reach the end of its carrying capacity, this organization finds innovative, exciting and deeply encouraging ways to tackle environmental issues.
The event began with a note of sanctity by lighting the lamp by our renowned judges who adjudged the various activities. To keep pace with the changing times, a street play competition was organized. Street plays are the most ancient form of entertainment since time immemorial. The perkiest street play was of SD Adarsh Public School, Gurgaon.
The schools that participated in folk songs presented traditional music and other genres, depicting vast cultural diversity, with soul-stirring performances in which Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon was the winner. The Elomime competition left the audience in a trance, as the artists held the attention and interest of the audience with euphoria. St. Angel’s School, Gurgaon was the winner.
The exhibits and artists who were a part of the ‘On the Spot Painting Competition’ enhanced the narrative of their work subject with rich colours. The school that emerged as winner was Euro International School, Gurgaon.
In the folk dance competition, the various contestants, through their performances in folk and tribal dances, depicted rituals and practices in flamboyant costumes and extensive jewels. The winner was Blue Bells School, Gurgaon.
Spin a Story was another event where participants came out with totally fanciful stories which had a profound meaning and a moral. Debate, extended a platform wherein the participants had innumerable opportunity for formal discussion on Water the Elixir of Life. K R Mangalam, Gurgaon was the proud winner of the event while the overall trophy was lifted by St. Angel’s School, Gurgaon.
TEAM PRESIDIUM BAGS THIRD POSITION IN GROUP DANCE COMPETITION
Presidium Primary team from Gurgaon branch bagged third position in Modern Group Dance Competition. The competition was hosted by Lancers International School, DLF, Gurgaon. Our children competed with schools like Lancers International, Lancers Convent, and Ridge Valley etc. and gave an outstanding performance in the final round. Great going, team Presidium!
PRESIDIAN WINS FIRST POSITION IN NATIONAL REGIONAL COSTUME PARADE
Our young, talented, Presidian Ashlesha Singh of Grade Prep has won 1st Position at the National /Regional Costume Parade. Enthusiastic Presidians participated at the Inter School Competition held at Lancer's International School on 26 October. Total 23 Elite Schools of Gurgaon participated in the parade and Presidium Dlf was also one of the proud participants. Out of 40 students participating in the parade total winners were 4, out of these four, 2 were Presidians. Ashlesha Singh of Grade Prep has won 1st Position and Yagyavi Tyagi of Grade Prep has won 3rd Position. We wish them good luck for future.
PRESIDIANS DISPLAY THEIR WINNING STREAK AT THE SUMMER MEET SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP
Our young Presidians made us proud by performing excellently in Summer Meet Skating Championship, organised at Presidium Gurgaon on 12 September. A total of 50 schools participated in the competition, in which our young champs bagged impressive positions. The results of the competition are: Kareena Kakkar - 1st Position, Anisha Yadav - 2nd Position, Sneha Yadav - 3rd Position, Devansh Sharma - 2ndPosition, Nihika Singh - 2nd Position, Garvita Sharma - 2nd Position, Fayez Khan - 2nd Position, Avishi Sinha - 2nd Position, and Sadhvi Mishra - 3rd Position. Congratulations for your wonderful achievement!
YOUNG POETS FROM PRESIDIUM EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE ON TEACHER’S DAY
Presidians from Gurgaon Senior took a moment to beautifully express their feelings on Teacher’s Day. A total of 24 Poems by Presidians were published in newspaper on 4 September. It was indeed a special gesture to show what their teachers mean to them.
INTER SCHOOL PRESIDIUM YOUTH PARLIAMENT HELD AT PRESIDIUM GURGAON
The Senior Branch of Presidium, Gurgaon, proudly hosted the Youth Parliament Session on 26th August 2015. Various renowned schools of Gurgaon participated in this event and exhibited innovative ventures, thinking prowess and leadership qualities. The Chief Guest of the occasion, Mr. Vansh Saluja of the Aam Aadmi Party and Mr. Shayer Mazumdar did the honours of adjudging the event.
The Youth Parliament is a support organization of young people which was established in July 2002 by social entrepreneur, Ishita Chaudhry. In sync with this spirit, the proceedings of the Youth Parliament took place in a systematic and organized manner extending a base to conceptualize and execute the initiatives of our students in various fields like socio-cultural, economical, legal and environmental issues.
The Chief Guest was delighted to witness the event and highly appreciated the manner in which the students conducted themselves as young parliamentarians and ‘the leaders of tomorrow’-which is the methodology that our school works on. This event was a sound platform which enables young people to be effective and expressive agents of change. It encourages our students to be true citizens of a democratic country like India-at the same time it increases their awareness of issues of national importance and global concerns. The awards to the winners were given away by the Chairperson of Presidium Mrs. Sudha Gupta. Mrs. Alka Singh the Vice Principal of the school thanked the chief guest and the participating schools.
The List of the participating schools:
(i) Manav Rachna International School
(ii) Shalom Hills International School
(iii) G.D Goenka Public School
(iv) Amity International School
(v) St Xavier’s High School
The list of categories and students who won the awards:
(i) Best Question- Sujal Kumar- St. Xavier’s
(ii) Best Answer- Sparsh Sinha – Presidium
(iii) Best Speaker- V. Venkateshwar- G.D. Goenka
CALLING ATTENTION MOTION
(i) Best Question- Harsh Shekhar - Amity International
(ii) Best Parliamentarian (Attire)- Akansha Chowdhry – Manav Rachna
(iii) Best Parliamentarian (Confidence)- Sanika Savdekar – Presidium
(iv) Best Parliamentarian (Conduct) ¬¬- Ayushi Mishra – Presidium
(v) Special Effort- Akshat Maheshwari- Presidium
(vi) Special Effort – Shalom Hills International
PRESIDIANS ATTEND SAVE TIGER SEMINAR ON GLOBAL TIGERS DAY
Kids for Tigers and NDTV celebrated the Global Tigers Day at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, on 29th July, 2015, with a seminar. Presidians from Presidium Dwarka 22 and Gurgaon attended the seminar. The event was attended by Mr. Bittu Sehgal, Sanctuary Asia’s editor, and founder of the Kids for Tigers programme; Ms. Brinda Malhotra, Head CSR, Aircel and renowned actress Dia Mirza, who was the guest of honour.
The programme started with a short film on ‘Save Tiger’. Mr. Sehgal addressed the children and explained the purpose of the seminar with a lot of enthusiasm. He encouraged children to ask questions so that he could interact with them in a better way and also so that they could think earnestly. Guest of honour, Dia Mirza, shared her realizations about the need to stand up and bring a radical change in the thoughts and actions of humans towards making the world a more habitable place. The seminar concluded with another powerful short film on Save Nature, Save Earth.
To bring out their creativity about nature, ecology and the role of the tiger in our lives as well as to make the event vibrant and colorful the children painted posters, made masks and also painted their faces. The purpose of the seminar was to sensitize children towards saving our wildlife. The children realized the fact that tigers are a crucial part of the whole ecosystem and it is absolutely essential to save tigers to save nature. It was a wonderful experience and opportunity to connect our students with Mother Nature.