“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."RUDYARD KIPLING. Following the same belief, students from Grade VII and VIII, were taken on an enrichng ‘Itihaas walk’ as a part of their PBL curriculum. The walk was organised by the ITIHAAS group, to observe and explore the epitomes of Mughal architecture in the capital—The Qutub Minar and Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah. At the walk, the students were enlightened about the famous world heritage sites and were left absolutely bedazzled listening to the adventurous stories about the different rulers of that era and their contribution to the impeccable historical monuments of India. The students not just had a wonderful time listening to the stories during the walk but they also participated in fun exercises like measuring the height of the Alai Darwaza and the circumference of the Iron pillar at the Qutub Minar premises. It was indeed an enriching and knowledgeable experience for the students who learnt the magnificence of Indian history and culture.
Experiential learning always lead to a better understanding of concepts. With this thought practical demonstrations were conducted to help the students at Presidium, learn about the presence of nutrients in food. Middle school students conducted various experiments to test the presence of starch, proteins and fats in some given food items. They learnt about how different food tests are done to identify these nutrients. For e.g.-to test the presence of protein in food, copper sulphate and caustic soda should be added to the food solution and if it turns violet, presence of protein is confirmed. The experiments made the entire concept logical, simpler and interesting for the students to understand, learn and remember.
The major and much-awaited event of the year, THE CHAIRPERSON HONOURS (April 2016 Meet) was held at Indirapuram on 27th April, with great aplomb. At the grand ceremony our Hon’ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta, felicitates the young leaders of tomorrow for their extraordinary achievements in various fields including Academics, Sports and Co-curricular activities. More than 350 students will be felicitated in this April-May meet. Till now the ceremony has proved to be a heart warming and exhilarating experience for the parents as they witnessed their wards being acknowledged for their hard work and achievements.
Our budding environmentalists at Presidium Indirapuram came together to start a week long celebration for Earth Day, which falls on 22ndApril, every year. The students from Nursery to Grade 5th joined hands to kick start a series of educational and fun activities to raise awareness on issues related to environmental protection. The theme for Day 1 was ‘Water Conservation’.
A promising batch of young Presidians from Indirapuram, visited Sparsh on 22 April. The students were taken around the school to familiarise them with the functioning of the school. While touring the school they saw the various facilities available at the school like Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, the Computer Lab facility, the Dance and Projector rooms etc. The students also visited the Handloom manufacturing unit where they were shown the wide range of products made there. The students also interacted with the special children. While interacting with them they realised the extraordinary efforts that the special children put in while doing their everyday chores. Their hearts were filled with gratitude and respect towards them when they saw the struggles that the special children go through every day. The students were touched by the purity and solace of the school which also made them realize the need take more such social initiatives to be able to contribute towards humanity in every way possible.
Our champion TT players of Presidium Indirapuram have achieved a glorious win at the 4th Pathways Invitational Inter School Table Tennis Tournament, held from 19th to 21st April. Presidian Alankriti Chandola bagged a Silver medal and Nakul Sharma bagged a Bronze.
Presidium witnessed an exciting cricket match between Team Ashok Vihar and Team Indirapuram on 29th January. The teams participated in the 3rd Inter Presidium Cricket Championship 2015-16. In the exhilarating match the team Indirapuram finished with an impressive score of 79 in 20 overs and however, Ashok Vihar beat them with an outstanding score of 80 runs in 11.4 overs. Our budding cricket champ Ashutosh of Grade 9th from Ashok Vihar won the trophy for Best Bowler and the trophy for Man of the Match and Series was won by Aryan Dalal of Grade 8th. Presidium Indirapuram bagged the Runners-up trophy. Advay Jagota of Presidium Indirapuram won the trophy for Best Batsman along with the Overall trophy. Let’s revel together in the glory of their victory. Congratulations to the students and the Coach!
Our champs from Presidium, Indirapuram, participated in All India Invitational Roller Skating Championship 2016 held at Talkatora Stadium on 22nd and 23rd January. Presidians bagged 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals in the competition. Presidian Ayonija Singh of Grade 2nd got bronze medal in 6-8 yrs age category in inline. Om Anand Pathak of Grade 5th won Silver Medal in 10 -12 yrs age category in artistic. Aneesha Choudhary of Grade 5th won Silver Medal in 10-12 yrs age category in artistic and Krish Goel of Grade 5th won Bronze Medal in 10 - 12 yrs age category in artistic. Kudos to our skating champs and their coach!
Our talented young Prayank Patnaik of Grade 7th from Presidium, Indirapuram, was awarded by Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways for acting in a short film based on the theme 'Over Speeding'. The event was organised by CBSE and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on 'Road Safety India - National Film Making contest'. The film will be telecasted on all the TV channels, movie theaters and public places as an awareness campaign on Road Safety.