अंतर्कक्षा वाद-विवाद प्रतियोगिता: उच्च रचनात्मकता का प्रदर्शन
हाल ही में प्रिसीडियम इंदिरापुरम में विद्यार्थियों के लिए ‘अंतर्कक्षा वाद-विवाद प्रतियोगिता’ का आयोजन किया गया, जिस में कक्षा ६-८ तक के विदयार्थियों ने बढ़-चढ़ कर भाग लिया। प्रतियोगिता दो चरणों में आयोजित की गई। प्रथम चरण के विषय थे - 'अध्यापकों द्वारा गृहकार्य देना विद्यार्थियों के लिए लाभदायक है', 'इंटरनेट का बच्चों पर प्रभाव सकारात्मक है' एवं 'बच्चों का उग्र स्वभाव समाज के लिए प्रगतिशील है'। वहीँ द्वितीय चरण के विषय इस प्रकार थे – 'मशीनी अध्यापक, मानवी अध्यापक का प्रभावी विकल्प है', 'आज के समय में अभिभावकीय दबाव बच्चों के लिए अच्छा है' एवं 'वर्तमान शिक्षा युवाओं को भविष्य के लिए तैयार नहीं करती'। विद्यार्थियों ने दिए गए विषयों के अनुसार अपनी कक्षा के समक्ष वाद-विवाद के लिए अपने तर्क पक्ष/विपक्ष में प्रस्तुत किए। प्रस्तुतिकरण हेतु उन्हें २ से २.५ मिनट का समय दिया गया था। प्रत्येक कक्षा में से दो विजेताओं को विषयवस्तु, अभिव्यक्ति और प्रस्तुतिकरण जैसे मूल्यांकन बिन्दुओं के आधार पर चुना गया, जिसके आधार पर वे द्वितीय चरण में अपना स्थान बना पाए। विजेताओं को ढेर सारे प्रोत्साहन के साथ-साथ प्रार्थना-सभा में पुरस्कार भी दिए गए। प्रेसीडीअंस द्वारा विषयों को अच्छी तरह समझकर उसके पक्ष/विपक्ष में बड़े उत्साह के साथ तर्क प्रस्तुत करते देख उनकी रचनात्मकता, ज्ञान व समकालीन समस्याओं के प्रति जागरूकता को दर्शाया गया।
PRESIDIANS SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS FOR A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT
Plastic is an environmental Hazard and polythene bags are polluting land, water and air because they are non-biodegradable. Considering their undue responsibility towards protecting the environment by creating awareness among their fellow mates to restrict the use of poly bags, our little Presidians of grade 1 and 2 organized a special assembly at Presidium, Indirapuram. They participated in activities like poster making and paper bag making to promote the use of paper bags through a rally. They marched in the school premises with the slogan 'say no to poly bags' and 'make use of paper bags'. It was a wonderful effort taken by the little children and their efforts were appreciated by all the people around.
TALENT HUNT CONTEST:OUR BLOOMING STARS SPREAD THEIR LIGHT AROUND
“Hide not your talents, they for use were made, what’s a sundial in the shade?” - Benjamin Franklin
Here at Presidium, we give ample opportunities to students to come out of shade and show the best they have. In order to bring out the talents and uniqueness of our grade 4 and 5 students, a ‘Talent Hunt’ competition was recently organized at Presidium, Indirapuram. The Presidians enthusiastically participated and executed their talent very well through an array of amazing performances. Showcasing their varied talents like dancing, singing, mimicry and playing instruments, the leaders of tomorrow received much praise and applaud. It was immense pleasure to see the blooming stars spreading their light around.
PRESIDIANS FONDLY CELEBRATE GURPURAB WITH THE SPIRIT OF DEVOTION
To celebrate the pious birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the students of grade 2 recently presented a special assembly. Dressed as small Sardar Jis and Sardarnis, the students prepared a scene of ‘Langar’ at the Gurudwara and presented it with full enthusiasm. Then, a few children spoke about the importance and history of celebrating Guru Nanak Jayanti. The talented Presidians also spoke about few preachings of Guru Nanak Ji. After explaining reason, purpose and preachings of the festival, children did a beautiful prayer on ‘Ek Onkar’ and bowed their head in front of Guru Nanak Ji’s picture, which filled everyone's hearts with the spirit of devotion.
PRESIDIANS OBSERVE NATIONAL INTEGRATION DAY WITH GREAT ZEAL
"Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization." - Mahatma Gandhi
Celebrating the voluminous beauty of togetherness and capturing the quintessence of ‘unity in diversity’, the grade 3 students of Presidium Indirapuram recently presented a special assembly on National Integration Day, also called Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. The assembly started with the morning prayer, news headlines and the thought for the day. Dressed in different cultural attires, the students presented a beautiful theatrical act encompassing a vibrant display of colours, festivity and nationalism. They also depicted their view of unity in diversity and presented a dance performance, in which students stressed that cultural differences should not separate us from each other; rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all humanity. Depicting that the entire humanity is one family irrespective of geographical, racial or linguistic barriers, the assembly concluded with filling the leaders of tomorrow with great zeal and enthusiasm with the National Anthem.
ANNUAL SPORTS DAY:PRESIDIANS DISPLAY IDEAL TEAM SPIRIT & STRENGTH
The importance of sports and games in school encompasses increase in self-esteem and mental alertness!
Considering that games and sports are an integral part of a student’s life as they enable us to enjoy the health and vigour of life, Presidium Indirapuram recently organized the Annual Sports Day. Students enthusiastically participated in different sports activities and races with the goal of reaching the finishing line and the urge of winning the medal. Besides participating, the Presidians also acted as cheer leaders for their fellow mates, hence, showing exemplary team spirit and the healthy competition. Painted with the colours of contentment, sense of pride and achievement, the winners' faces were illuminated with wholesome smiles.
SPARSH SPECIAL CHILDREN INSPIRE PRESIDIANS WITH LOVE & KINDNESS
We at Presidium, try to inculcate the virtue of love and compassion! In an attempt to make our young students more giving, sharing and supportive, they were recently shown a heart touching video and presentation of 'Sparsh', an NGO, which helps a special section of the society to lead a life of respect and dignity. Sensitizing Presidians of Indirapuram towards such causes and giving back to community, the orientation enlightened them and worked as a insightful reminder to bring a small change in someone's life. The video intrigued the students and made them overawed about the situation to do something for the special children of Sparsh.
OUR YOUNG ACHIEVERS ACKNOWLEDGED BY CHAIRPERSON OF PRESIDIUM
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
To recognize the Presidians of Indirapuram for their extraordinary achievements in academics, sports and co-curricular activities, a grand ceremony - the CHAIRPERSON HONOURS was recently organized. Graced by Mrs. Sudha Gupta, the honourable Chairperson of Presidium, the ceremony congratulated more than 700 young scholars with certificates of recognition. Packed with overwhelm and excitement to see their young lads being appreciated for their year-around uphill struggle, the parents relished every moment of this unforgettable experience. Offering such a majestic honour to our 'leaders of tomorrow', the event built their confidence and strengthened their determination to achieve more in life.
YOUNG ASTRONOMERS ALL SET TO MEASURE EARTH’S CIRCUMFERENCE
Astronomy is a Science that has always keenly interested our young Presidians. To satiate their thirst for learning more about this Science, a double module astronomy workshop was recently organized at Presidium, Indirapuram. Module one included understanding the difference between reference and cardinal directions, analyzing importance of different methods to locate cardinal directions, and using gnomon and sun to mark cardinal directions. The Presidians recreated the Eratosthenes experiment and calculated the circumference of the Earth. They also tried to understand how scientific pursuits can be done by simple experimentation and learnt how to conduct Project Paridhi for Science popularization.
Module two included establishing the importance of time as a physical measurement, understanding difference between local time and IST, finding local time using a sundial, learning to deduce IST using local time, and basics of equation of time. Interested to understand the working of a sundial and its importance in history and mathematics, the young astronomers created a sundial using simple materials to find time. It was an amazing session where both the modules explained a lot of concepts in a bright sunny day.
PRESIDIANS BUILD CONFIDENCE THROUGH 'SHOW & TELL' COMPETITION
A key part of the preschool curriculum, 'show and tell' is an important part of a child's learning development, as it helps them to organize information and build their confidence. It's also a great way to encourage child's interest in a particular topic and a chance for children to think outside the box a little. With the aim of providing an opportunity for our children of grade nursery to develop effective communication skills and to build their confidence, a ‘show and tell’ competition was recently organized at Presidium, Indirapuram. They learned and experienced public speaking - a skill a child will use throughout his life. In the competition the preprimary kids took center stage and spoke on different topics like my car, my favourite book, solar system, healthy food and national flag. They described the objects with a lot of confidence, facial expressions and voice modulation. Overall, the show was a spectacular learning experience for the kids!