ENERGY CONSERVATION DAY: TODAY’S WASTAGE IS TOMORROW’S SHORTAGE!
Renewable energy sources use resources straight from the environment to generate clean power. Renewable resources won’t run out over time. With renewable energy, we can help in decreasing the prevalence of the pollutants and contributing to an overall healthier atmosphere. To sensitize and discuss the significance of Renewable energy, Grade 3 students watched a video, discussed this topic. They created interesting blow paintings to understand the usage of wind energy.
PRESIDIANS CELEBRATE WORLD COMPUTER LITERACY DAY
World Computer Literacy Day is celebrated on 2nd December every year. This day aims to create awareness and drive digital literacy in communities worldwide. We, at Presidium, celebrated Computer Literacy Week in classes 1-3, where students discussed the importance of computers in our daily life. Students shared their views on the uses and needs of computers in our daily lives through drawings and writing about it. Students know the importance of the computer we have as it is used everywhere in so many ways. How computers have become such an integrated part of our life has opened a new world for them. They enjoyed this week by learning more about the computer.
PRESIDIANS THANK THE BRAVEHEARTS FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE NATION
Armed Forces Flag Day is a day dedicated to India towards the collection of funds from the people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces. Young Presidians were too excited and were brimming with confidence. They shared rehabilitation of battle casualties, the welfare of serving personnel and their families, and resettlement and welfare of ex-servicemen and their families. Students also showed love for their country by dancing and singing. A beautiful message was given in the end, to honour those brave men and women who have served their country with a lot of dedication. Students also shared a few slogans like 'We all are safe and sound in our houses, credits to all our Indian army,’ ‘Our soldiers are not only our pride but also our superheroes, our saviours from all those hostile enemies.’
OUR BUDDING SCIENTISTS PERFORM PHYSICS EXPERIMENTS WITH ARDOUR
In physics, experiments are done to check the validity of the existing theory. And the theory is usually expected to explain experimental results. Keeping in mind the importance of experiments, the following experiments were performed by Grade 12 science students in groups of 12 in the Physics laboratory, taking full care of social distancing and sanitization. The students performed the following experiments and recorded the observations:
1.To find out the resistivity of a given wire by plotting a graph between potential difference and current
2.To determine the resistance of given wire using meter bridge
3.To compare emf of two primary cells using a potentiometer
4.To find out resistance of galvanometer and figure of merit by half deflection method
PRESIDIANS SALUTE THE INDOMITABLE STRENGTH OF INDIAN NAVY!
World Navy Day is observed on December 4th every year. In India, the day is celebrated, observing the magnificent achievements and roles of the country's naval force. To celebrate this day with great pride and joy, students of grade 3 watched PowerPoint presentations and did an interesting activity. They created NextGen equipment and tools to help the Indian Navy in their missions to defeat their enemies. This activity enthralled students to think out of the box and gave them the opportunity to imagine a technology which if been created, can bring a revolution in the Indian Navy. Few students shared how to make Blazers of Navy officers, which have buttons on it working as laser-beam transmitters to catch the waves of their enemies' conversations from a thousand miles. Few shared about having a magnet in their submarines to detect other ship locations.
PRESIDIANS SPREAD MESSAGES OF ONENESS ON GURU NANAK JAYANTI
Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the first of the ten Sikh gurus and the founder of Sikhism. His birth anniversary is observed as 'Gurpurab' across the globe. To observe this auspicious occasion, Presidium School- Grade 1A conducted a special virtual assembly. The students were dressed in traditional Sikh attire, and the assembly commenced with a prayer. Students shared useful information relating to the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. They danced on the songs related to Guru Nanak Dev Ji's birthday. 'Ek Onkar' prayer was chanted by the students in reverence and homage. Students were taken to the virtual Golden Temple visit, wherein they saw lots of devotees, Pavitra Sarovar and Guru Granth Sahib. In the end, Virtual Kara Prasad was distributed.
PRESIDIANS SHOWCASE THEIR ORATORY SKILLS WITH STORYTELLING
Stories have always been part and parcel of childhood. They hold a very special place in kids' tender hearts, and fond memories of listening to stories are deeply interwoven in our souls. Stories arouse imagination and creativity, leading to happiness, joy, thrill, and excitement. At Presidium, developing a love of reading, comprehension, and oration is the cornerstone of our English curriculum. Keeping this vision intact, we conducted a storytelling competition wherein Prep, and Nursery students participated with complete ardor and artistry. It opened a window to new worlds for the students and allowed them to learn new ideas and information. They learned valuable life lessons by merely hearing an engaging, exciting story. It was indeed a fun-filled day where not only students but teachers also enjoyed it thoroughly
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT CONSTITUTION AND ITS IMPORTANCE
India observes Constitution Day on November 26 every year. It is also the day when the nation remembers B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution. The Constitution is a legal document that contains government institutions' powers and duties, fundamental rights and duties of citizens, and directive principles, among others. To make children aware of the National constitution day and India's Constitution, a special virtual assembly was organized. In the virtual assembly of grade 5B, the students were beautifully dressed in ethnic wear with their beaming faces. They shared their thoughts beautifully on our Constitution. They shared the Preamble, rights, and duties of our Constitution.
PRESIDIANS HONE THEIR LANGUAGE SKILLS WITH SPELLATHON COMPETITION
In the time and age of auto-correct, predictive text, and spell check, the Spell- Bee competition for Grade 1-3 students held at Presidium came as a whiff of fresh breeze. A spelling competition can spark a love of language and learn in children that will serve them well throughout their entire lives. The literacy, cognitive, and life skills that they develop through study and competing have benefited far beyond the scope of mere spelling ability, reaching into every aspect of life and communication. Participants will also have the necessary language tools to convey their ideas through both written and verbal communication. Participants here had to answer a worksheet (Google form ) with different exercises like jumbled letters, crossword, and circle the correct spelling. It truly tested the linguistic skills of the students.
PRESIDIANS SHOWCASE THEIR COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH EXTEMPORE
“Public speaking is the art of diluting a two‐minute idea with a two‐hour vocabulary,” and it takes a lot more when it comes to an extempore. Extempore is the art of public speaking that is carried out without preparation or forethought. It tests one’s ability to think on the spot. Presidium regularly organizes various scholastic and co-scholastic activities to cater to the overall development of its students. To imbue the true spirit of learning and enhance effective communication skills, Class wise Extempore Competition was organized for IX–X classes. The students spoke eloquently on varied topics like Covid-19, leadership, books, animals, sports, etc. The event was a great learning experience for the students as they learned to express their views and opinions spontaneously. They were judged on criteria including content, confidence, coherency, oratory skills, and diction.