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.
Presidium celebrated the 73rd Republic Day with immense patriotic fervor and zeal through an online platform. A plethora of activities were organized to infuse the spirit of unity, brotherhood, and patriotism among the students. Grade 4 and 5 students celebrated Republic Day in all its solemnity and grandeur at Virtual Platform. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity and brotherhood. The students made an Indian tricolour flag as a craft activity and also decorated a corner in the house with tricolour balloons and eco-friendly rangoli. The students were also sensitized about the National Bravery Awards which are given to kids from all over India for their meritorious acts of bravery. The students enjoyed the PowerPoint presentation showcasing the history and significance of Republic Day followed by a motivational talk by class teachers highlighting the duties and rights of citizens.
In order to apprise our young brigade of the importance of the nation’s defense mechanism, Indian Army Day was celebrated. It is observed on 15th January every year in recognition of Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa’s taking the charge of the nation’s reins from the Britishers. To instill a sense of bravery and fearlessness, young Presidians were given yet another opportunity to showcase their talent. It is no surprise that they are always ready to shoulder the responsibilities with great zeal and enthusiasm. The students of grades 6 to 8 reflected their commitment and ardor towards their nation through their artistic skills by putting up a great show in the form of different drawings, sketches, and paintings. A pool of colours spread on their palettes was a mesmerizing scene to watch and truly paved a way in the right direction for them. It’s rightly quoted that they always win with a knockout because there are no runners-up in the war.