STORY TELLING COMPETITION: ADDING WINGS TO IMAGINATIONS
A confident child in today’s world is one who has the ability to express themself in front of others. At Presidium, we constantly lay emphasis on making school education meaningful and relevant, so it acts as a powerful tool for human resource development. For millions of years, humans have relied on stories, fables, parables, and other narratives, to engage others, and to share experiences and emotions! Hence, ‘The Story Tellers’ academy for Mass communication has organised an Intraclass online storytelling competition for grade 3 students. Students narrated interesting stories with suitable props. Some of them were dressed as characters from the story and grabbed the attention of their audience with voice modulation and facial expressions. This storytelling competition helped students to overcome stage fright, build confidence, and enhance narration skills.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT CONSTITUTION AND ITS IMPORTANCE
Constitution Day or Samvidhan Diwas is celebrated annually in India on 26 November. The day is also known as National Law Day. The day commemorates the adoption of the Constitution in India. The Indian Constitution, the lengthiest of any sovereign nation in the world, provides a comprehensive framework to guide and govern the country, keeping in view its social, cultural, and religious diversity. One of the cogent strengths being a dynamic instrument that can evolve with time either by its interpretation or amendment thus being referred to as a ‘Living Document’ which assures its citizens’ equality, liberty, and justice. The success of the Indian Constitution, for a country as diverse and complex as India, continues to intrigue, impress and inspire virtuosos around the world. Grade IX students from Presidium fervently reaffirmed their commitment to the Indian Constitution by taking the pledge and participating in Article Writing Competition to stand for its people and by its people echoing the values, aspirations, and ideals of a democratic nation.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE GURUPURAB WITH UTMOST DEVOTION
"Those who have loved are those that have found God." - Guru Nanak Dev
The students of Grade 6E presented a special assembly on Guru Nanak Jayanti, also called Gurpurab or Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav to commemorate the birth of Sikhism's first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev. The students came dressed in traditional clothes to celebrate the auspicious day. The assembly commenced with a morning prayer followed by the news and the thought for the day. Students shared about Guru Nanak and his teachings to spread universal brotherhood and harmony. They told the audience that Guru Nanak built a unique social, spiritual, and political community which was based on the values of fraternal love, equality, goodness, and virtue. Presidians shared about Guru Nanak’s sayings and quotes in the assembly. In this way, Grade 6 E students shed light on the significance of Gurpurab and various rituals associated with the festival.
STUDENTS ENRICH THEIR VOCABULARY WITH SPELLATHON COMPETITION
An Intraclass Spellathon competition was organized on the school campus. A spelling competition can spark a love of language and learning in students that will serve them well throughout their lives. This competition was a wonderful learning source not only for the participants but also for their peers. It also helped in enriching the vocabulary bank of the students. The participants competed with great zeal and were determined to put up a stupendous show. Their resolve to set the higher benchmarks reflected their treasure of words which filled the teachers with a sense of pride. Students participated with great enthusiasm and dueled through the toughest words to prove their mettle.
A BAG FULL OF FUN ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS ON CHILDREN’S DAY
“Children are the world’s most valuable resources and the best HOPE for the FUTURE.”
Every year Children’s Day is celebrated across India in memory of our first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru whose immense love for children is known worldwide. To make our children feel special this year the teachers of Presidium celebrated Children’s Day with full zeal and zest. It all began with a special school assembly wherein the teachers stepped into the shoes of our students and conducted the entire assembly right from reading news, saying the thought of the day, the significance of the day. The students came dressed up in colourful clothes and were greeted by everyone. The celebrations were trailed by a variety of fun-filled activities and games planned by the teachers for their children. A Dance Competition was the cherry on the cake and was very fetching. The day ended with the distribution of chocolates to the students and wonderful memories lingering in everybody’s minds.
WORLD KINDNESS DAY:INCULCATING VALUES OF COMPASSION & BENEVOLENCE
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James
World Kindness Day is a day observed annually, to celebrate kind people and acts of kindness. The main aim of the day is to promote kindness in all forms, to unite people globally. World Kindness Day is celebrated annually around the world on November 13th. Students of 4C presented an Assembly on the World Kindness Day wherein, the students shared about the importance of kindness by citing some important quotes by famous personalities such as Dalai Lama, Mark Twain, and Mahatma Gandhi and how these personalities always promoted compassion and humanity over anger and hatred. To sum up this assembly, students were asked to write down one act of kindness they pledge to complete Or to write a “Thank You” note to someone who has been kind to them lately.
WELCOMING DIWALI BY AUSPICIOUS LIGHTING OF LAMP WITH SUDHA MA’AM
DIWALI FESTIVITIES FILLS THE AIR WITH CELEBRATORY FERVOUR
“May every lamp that will be lit this Diwali, bring joy and prosperity to everyone."
Diwali, referred to as the festival of lights, is perhaps the most exuberant and popular festival to be celebrated not only in India but in many regions across the globe. Presidium school left no stones unturned to ensure that the students bask in festivities and yet learn something new. The students geared up for their special celebrations- preparing musical and dance performances as a way to understand, honour and enjoy the importance of Diwali. An awareness campaign was carried out by students in an effort to spread awareness about the harmful effects of fireworks and to remind the students to have a safe and environment-friendly Diwali. The other events such as Diya making, rangoli decorations captured the joyous feelings associated with the return of Lord Rama and honoring Goddess Lakshmi. The celebrations were summed up by the class teachers who elaborated upon the relevance and emotions behind Diwali-how the victorious euphoria, the celebration, the joy, and finally the hope can be used in one’s path to success, even today. As the fun-filled day came to an end, the students left for a festive break with a heart full of happiness and excitement but a cautious and vigilant brain.
STUDENTS PROMOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF ONENESS ON NATIONAL UNITY DAY
“Our unity is our strength and our diversity is our Power.”
National Unity Day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, popularly known as the “Iron Man of India" Sardar Patel. As an endeavor to solidify the bond of oneness and unification, Presidium School celebrated the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Students were dressed in costumes representing India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. It was a treat for the eyes to see them dressed. They greeted their teachers in their local languages and also showed different ways of greeting. They showed different modes of living, different food habits, different worshipping styles of God. To spread the message of unity in diversity, students also took the pledge of unity during their class. The idea was to infuse in the young future generation, the values integrated with the knowledge and adoration about the country's rich heritage and inculcate admiration for the values of honesty, loyalty, truthfulness.
DANCE COMPETITION MOUNTS CONFIDENCE OF YOUNG DANCERS
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
With the aim of honing the dancing skills of the students, an intraclass solo dance competition was organized in grades IV and V. The theme of the competition was “Celebrating life.” The vivacious dancers set the floor on fire with their energetic performances. The fun-filled extravaganza offered classical, traditional, and western. All the participants were very energetic and performed their dance forms enthusiastically. The choreography, rhythm, synchronization, and presentation of all the students were good. Class teachers appreciated the performance of the students and also encouraged them to participate more in such competitions to enhance their talents.