PRESIDIANS DISPLAY THEIR CREATIVITY AT BEST OUT OF WASTE ACTIVITY
To utilize the best from unwanted things, we at Presidium conducted an Environmental friendly Competition, 'Best out of waste' for grades 1-3 virtually. The students made many useful things out of materials often discarded as waste. The aim was to make students conscious and concerned about the environment and promotion of 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The students surprised us even by their creativity and imagination. They used broken bangles, plastic bottles, thermocol glasses, peanuts shells, an old CD, etc., and made paper bags, baskets, shoe racks, wall decors, running clocks, storage boxes, flower pots, and many more. Every item was one of its kind and took us by heart. The competition displayed the creativity of little ones and developed a sense of love for the environment.
ENERGY CONSERVATION IS THE FOUNDATION OF ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
National Energy conservation day is celebrated every year on 14th December. The Bureau of energy efficiency, under the Ministry of power, spearheads the celebrations every year. The objective of celebrating the National Energy Conservation Day is to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation. In line with this view, Presidians of Grade 5, 6, and 7 carried out an activity on 12th December to mark the importance of Energy conservation. They showcased their talent by making various models, posters, slogans, and quotes. The entire activity gave hands-on experience and was enjoyed by the students with great enthusiasm.
WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: PRESIDIANS SPREAD THE IDEALS OF HUMANITY
"To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity." - Nelson Mandela
Presidium virtually celebrated International Human Rights Day to mark a massive milestone in the advancement of humanitarianism. To impart knowledge about this day, our talented Presidians created posters, wrote quotes, and slogans. Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December to acknowledge the adoption of the universal declaration of human rights by the United Nations General Assembly. This day is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity, and our interconnectedness and shared humanity. By doing this activity, our little ones spread the message that, "Human Rights Give Us A Voice."
GURU NANAK JAYANTI: PRESIDIANS MARK A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION
"Without Guru, nobody can attain God. Under the Guru's instruction, God's word is heard, and knowledge is attained." - Guru Nanak Dev Ji
A virtual celebration was held at Presidium to observe the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Teachers joined their students in invoking the blessings of the first Sikh Guru. The sounds of 'Shabad Kirtan' and 'Gurbani' resonated with the students and elevated the spiritual atmosphere. Students also discussed Guru Nanak Dev Ji's life and teachings and his contribution towards the 'Bhakti Movement' and a complete surrender of oneself to God. The celebration culminated in various crafts, speech inspiring everyone to follow the path of compassion, truth, and peace, as shown by Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
HEART DAY: PRESIDIANS GIVE THUMBS UP TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
"Be Heart Smart from an Early Start."
Realizing the importance of developing a healthy lifestyle at an early stage of students' life, Presidium observed the celebration of World Heart Day. An interactive session was conducted for the students reflecting key issues and topics relating to heart health and diseases. A presentation was shown to students to spread awareness of eating healthy food, daily exercise, and avoiding junk food. Activities like Poster making, Slogan writing, and Heart – shape artifacts were made to spread awareness about a Healthy Heart's importance. Our students also performed a set of yoga asana and exercises. The day ended with the realization that a healthy body can only be achieved with a good lifestyle.
PRESIDIANS MARK DAUGHTER’S DAY WITH POSTER MAKING ACTIVITY
"Daughters are angels sent from above to fill our heart with unending love."
Presidium celebrated Daughter's Day with all the little angels of Presidium. The virtual show of celebration was something extraordinary. Our little Presidians participated in different activities.
The 'Rhymes' presented by grade Nursery and Prep were really interesting. Grade-1 students made beautiful 'Tiaras.' Grade- 2 and 3 tried to make the people aware of daughters' importance by their 'Slogan Writing' and 'Poster Making' activities. Students were encouraged to share their early childhood memories of being in bliss as a daughter. All our darling daughters were amazed at the surprise. The happiness in their eyes bought us real satisfaction.
When the parents are blessed with a daughter, they feel super fortunate.
STUDENTS DISPLAY ARTISTIC SKILLS WITH POSTERS ON VARIOUS TOPICS
Creativity involves breaking out of the established patterns to find a solution to a new way.
To bring out the creative expression at Presidium and gauge their awareness quotient, our young Presidians of all Grades learned the art and format of writing a poster during their Virtual Class. Students beautifully depicted the posters on various topics. This activity aims to facilitate teamwork and understanding, along with facilitating creative thinking and extensive research and reading. It provides students with an opportunity to learn by doing, in turn strengthening the learning. Our leaders enthusiastically displayed their artistic skills through an array of posters on the given topics.
PEACE DAY: PRESIDIANS PLEDGE TO STRENGTHEN THE IDEALS OF PEACE
'Love is my weapon, Music is my religion, Peace is in my soul.'
Keeping this statement's spirit, Presidians celebrated the International Peace day. Established in 1981, The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day of non-violence and cease-fire.
Thus, this day had the objective of acquainting the students and igniting the spirit to shape a peaceful world. The day commenced with a plethora of activities. It included a narration of quotes on peace by well-known preachers of non-violence like Nelson Mandela and Dalai Lama. All students pledged to strengthen the ideals of peace. Beautiful collages were made to depict love and peace. Students were also dressed to represent different countries. They mesmerized all with a performance on the famous song "We Are The World," building a vision for a world with more profound compassion and spreading the message of hope to live in a world where peace and love prevail.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT THE LIFE OF YOUNG ACTIVIST MALALA
"Education is Education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern nor Western; it is human." - Malala Yousafzai
Presidium organized Poster making activity for grade 6 students during their online class. To bring out the hidden artists in our students and gauge their awareness quotient regarding a dedicated social activist named Malala. Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Our young and talented Presidians created beautiful posters on Malala's life. Their involvement and interest could be seen while making their colourful posters depicting Malala's life with catchy slogans. The students not only created posters but also shared their stories of courage.
WORLD OZONE DAY: KEEP OZONE FROM BECOMING A NO ZONE!
Presidium celebrated 'World Ozone Day' with enthusiasm. Earth without Ozone is like a house without a roof. To reflect on this statement and create awareness amongst the young students who will be the citizens of tomorrow, certain insights were shared. Through the Powerful PPTs and presentation, students learned about the importance of the ozone layer and the need to protect this fragile shield of gas, which protects the Earth from the harmful Ultraviolet radiation. Further, to mark the importance of the day, students were involved in various activities such as poster making, slogans, etc. In the end, they promised to be responsible Indians and promised, 'They will be a part of the solution, not a part of pollution.'