Devansh Sharma of class 9th A won a Silver medal in 58th RSFI Nationals which was held at Mohali, Punjab. He plays inline hockey skates in the age category of under-14.
An online celebration of World Heritage Day, which is observed on 18th April every year, was organized for Grade 7th and 8th students by Presidium School. The core objective of this session was to create awareness and sensitize young minds about the historical monuments and heritage sites across the world. The session began with the power-point presentation on World Heritage Day, which was defined as the shared wealth of mankind. The session progressed with the quiz, with a special emphasis on UNESCO Heritage Sites, prepared by the teachers to fulfill the quest for knowledge of young Presidians. The quiz was an instant hit with the students as they were all eager to showcase their competitiveness. The students also showed their models of ancient buildings and structures available at their end. It helped the faculties to bring students a step closer to the accumulated wealth of humankind and imbibing the sense of preserving the cultural heritage for our future generations.
The festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with a lot of joy and enthusiasm in the northern state of Punjab and Haryana. For the predominant Sikh population of Punjab, Baisakhi is one the biggest festivals as it marks the foundation day of Khalsa Panth by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Sikh communities located anywhere in the world celebrate Baisakhi by participating in the special prayer meets and Baisakhi processions. Students of Grade 2 sang songs and performed bhangra on the joyous occasion of Baisakhi, the harvest festival of Punjab, as part of special activities conducted online. It was an eminent celebration as teachers and students merriment over online sessions. Students of Grade 3 showcased their artistic skills by creating beautiful cards on the theme. The celebration brought our Presidians closer to the dazzling beauty of the Indian culture.
Devansh Sharma, a student of grade 8, represented Gurgaon district in Sub-junior (under 14) boys roller Hockey in the Haryana State Championship held recently at Kurukshetra. The team won Silver and is now selected to play nationals representing Haryana. Nationals will be held at Chandigarh soon.
Extempore is the art of public speaking that is carried out without preparation or forethought. It puts to test one's ability to think on the spot and also enhances communication. An Inter-class Extempore Competition was held at Presidium school for Grade 12 students. Participation was mandatory for all. Students were asked to speak on the given topic for a minute. The topics in the competition were associated with current issues like Covid 19, unemployment, poverty, globalization, Computers, etc. Students were judged based on the relevance of content, fluency, pronunciation, and confidence. All the students participated enthusiastically.
Holi is the festival that commemorates the victory of good over evil, brought about by the burning and destruction of the evil demon named Holika. So the spirit of Holi teaches students to follow good conduct in life and believe in the virtue of being truthful and honest. The most colorful and vibrant festival of India - Holi, was celebrated with a splash of colors through a virtual platform in classrooms. The atmosphere was marked with fun and fervor as grade 2 students celebrated this vibrant festival. The festival marks the end of winter and the abundance of the upcoming spring harvest season. The students welcomed spring, the season of hope, with songs, dance, and bright colors. These bright colors are believed to signify energy, life, and joy.
Held on 22 March every year since 1993, World Water Day focuses on the importance of freshwater. This year's theme is about what water means to people, it's true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource. The value of water is much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics, and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. With 70% of our earth being ocean water and 65% of our bodies being made up of water, it is hard not to be aware of how important it is in our lives. This simple fact is why scientists are constantly looking for water on other planets - the presence of water could indicate the presence of life. Grade 3 students celebrated World Water Day by giving presentations sharing properties of water, doing experiments, and explaining them in class.
.One of the most important actions for World Theatre Day is the dissemination of the international message through which world-class figures share their thoughts on Theatre, Culture, and Peace. Its history merges with the origins of language itself, and its various forms of expression reflect our cultural diversity. In the initial phase of education, every child needs engaging and fun ways to learn. They pick up many of the basic but important life lessons during this phase of their life. Kids love to mimic adults, and in the process, they learn about life, and role-playing activities help them to do just that. These fun activities can foster the imagination and creativity of kids and also inculcate core lessons for life and help them excel into bright young students in school. In Presidium school, the children of Primary grades also took part in the Roleplay competition and dedicated their heart and soul in every aspect.