STUDENTS MARK NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION DAY WITH POSTER MAKING
To promote National Energy Conservation Day, students of Grade-2 and 3 engaged in poster making activity. Through posters, children depicted various good habits to save electricity and fuel. Students were also given information about different strategies and multiple forms through video and PPT that can be taken up to save energy. Students have been motivated to come up with innovative ideas to save energy more efficiently. They said that they agree to make a sincere effort to change behavior and reduce energy use in our home by adopting various energy-saving measures; also, they will encourage their friends, relatives, and neighbors to do so.
PRESIDIANS MARK SCIENCE WEEK WITH ENGAGING ACTIVITIES
Science Week is an annual festival of science that takes place each year. This celebration aims to increase the understanding and appreciation of science, innovation, engineering, and technology and their role in maintaining and improving our society, economy, and environment among students. During science week, the two activities gave our students of grade 7 & 8 a fun-filled experience and inspired them. The first activity was Roleplay, wherein students dressed up as any prominent scientist and shared a few pointers revealing their valuable contribution to science. The second activity was Rocket Making, wherein students did this fun-filled activity in their online science class, under the guidance of their Science Teacher, by using materials like colourful card sheets, straws, rubber bands, cello tape, thread, balloon, and fevicol. These activities provided an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of eminent scientists’ to the world of knowledge. This also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the students and to encourage these younger people to become fascinated by the world we live in.
STUDENTS CELEBRATE UNICEF DAY WITH HANDFUL OF ACTIVITIES
UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund, is celebrated worldwide every year on 11th December to reimagine a better future for every child. UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children's lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. Students from grade 4th to 8th celebrated UNICEF DAY together to fight against the COVID -19 crises. Students not only joined together in fundraising for the vulnerable children, but they also took the initiative of donating necessities like masks, sanitizer, hand wash, etc. Students wrote slogans/ poems / made posters on Rights of every child seeking Safe Shelter/ Proper Nutrition/ Child Protection from Disasters and Conflicts/ Equality/Education/ Social Inclusion. These activities not only created awareness about the role of UNICEF in societies worldwide but at the same time, students also realized how children's rights are violated in different parts of the world and how they can be protected and addressed.
PRESIDIANS PLEDGE TO UPHOLD THE RIGHTS OF ALL MANKIND
“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by the government; they are every human being's entitlement by the virtue of his humanity." – Mother Teresa
Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10 every year across the world. The day marks the date when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. This year's Human Rights Day theme is "Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights," related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presidium had organized a Poster Making Activity across its senior grades 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. The students expressed their views on how the COVID-19 crisis was fuelled by intensifying poverty, inequalities, and entrenched discrimination. Through their posters, they highlighted how our continued efforts to close these gaps and measures to champion human rights could ensure we fully recover and build back a world that is better, more resilient, and sustainable.
NAVY DAY: PRESIDIANS SALUTE THE NAVY PERSONNEL
India observes Navy Day on 4th December each year to highlight the great achievements of the Indian Navy. The Navy plays a vital role in maintaining peace at the maritime front, and thus this day showcases the Navy’s contribution as a token of gratitude and dignity. To inculcate the spirit of patriotism, grade 3 students celebrated this day with great enthusiasm. They were made aware of the work and sacrifices our Navy had been doing through videos. Students were dressed up in white color to enhance the feel of the occasion. For grade 9 and 10 students, poster making activity was organized to highlight the importance of the people who put their life at stake for the rest of the people to be safe. The students shared their emotions in the classroom, describing how proud they feel to be a part of a nation whose Navy comes as the seventh-best Navy in the world.
AN ENGAGING KNOWING YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD ACTIVITY FOR PRESIDIANS
In TBL, under the Theme ‘Neighbourhood’ students of Grade 2 were engaged in an activity wherein students, after exploring their neighbourhood, had drawn and colored the different places that they know about their neighbourhood. They had also shared their drawings and told their classmates what makes their neighbourhood unique. Every neighbourhood may not have all the similar places, but this activity helped students to get to know that such places also exist.
AHANA BECOMES A PUBLISHED AUTHOR AT THE AGE OF 12
Ahana Srivastava of grade 7 got her first book, "Once Upon A Time"- a collection of 20 Short stories along with unique moral attached, and self-drawn pictures, published. Her 2nd book "Corona Dairies" is under publication and will be released shortly.
"Once Upon A Time" is a compilation of childhood imaginations based on a growing child's experiential learning, incorporating inputs from local surroundings & environment, contributing to a child's journey towards life and creating a foundation for future development. The young author has successfully expressed her feelings and understanding in words and strongly pictured her imaginations; even the pictures alone can fully describe the assigned story itself.
MAY THE BLESSINGS OF GURU NANAK DEV JI BESTOW US WITH JOY
Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the biggest festivals of the Sikh community. On this special occasion, Presidians were made to understand about Guru Nanak Ji, who is famous for his political, social, and spiritual beliefs based on love, equality, fraternity, and virtue. They were briefed a bit about this three-day festival, "Guru Nanak Jayanti." Students of Grade 1 learned about the traditional and famous "Karah Prasad" in the session and drew Guru Nanak Dev Ji step by step enthusiastically in their art files. Grade 3 students learned about Ek Onkar relevance through ppt, and they made beautiful kalgi's. Students of Grade 4, 5, and 6 watched videos on Guru Nanak Dev Ji's life story. They even relished the heavenly "Karah Prasad" at home and also discussed 10 Sikh gurus, the Holy book Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Prabhat Pheris, Gurudwara, langar Sewa, and Sikhism.
STORYTELLING COMPETITION GIVES WINGS TO PRESIDIANS’ IMAGINATION
Stories become a part of our lives since the day we are born. We hear stories from our grandmother and mother as kids. Stories allow us to imagine, visualize, and get inspired by what does not exist, most of the time. It is a means to convey a thought, information, or only one’s feelings about a particular event. To enhance these skills, a Story Telling Competition was conducted for our tiny tots. The students of grade Nursery and Prep performed spectacularly narrating their favorite stories using creative props, voice modulation, and impressive expressions. These little storytellers won everyone’s heart and were applauded for their efforts.
PRESIDIANS LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING HEALTHY
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Food is the most important thing that we take. It forms the foundation of a strong body and gives us the energy to fight many deadly diseases. To enjoy a healthy life, you must intake healthy food. Students of Grade Prep virtually celebrated the TBL Enrichment Activity under the theme 'Food.' Both students and teachers made scrumptious sandwiches and lemonade. They were also sensitized about the importance of food in one's life.