World Heritage Day is observed every year on April 18 to preserve the human heritage and recognize the efforts of the organizations working for it. This day is celebrated to maintain the legacy and save the rich heritage given to us by our ancestors. To celebrate World Heritage Day, Presidium organized an assembly as well as an informative virtual tour of various historical monuments for young Presidians. Recognizing India's rich and vibrant culture, Presidians hosted an assembly where they made posters and shared their thoughts and views on heritage and its significance. They shared about various historical places they have visited and discussed the importance of celebrating world heritage day. Paying tribute to World's wonderful heritage, our young intellectuals promised to preserve, protect and conserve our extraordinary cultural heritage!
Presidium school celebrated Baisakhi with great zest and fervour. The day began with thanking the almighty for his divine grace and was carried forward by a cultural show depicting the significance of Baisakhi. The beats of the dhol brought vibrancy to the environment. They were engaged in creating Baisakhi craft as takeaways. A skit highlighting the establishment of Khalsa Panth in Punjab and the birth of Sikhism was presented, followed by a puppet show conveying the importance of consistent hard work and a bhangra performance. The students were reminded of the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. The show ended with a short video on the history of Baisakhi.
Presidium celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Constitution of India. A special assembly was conducted to commemorate his teachings and works. Students of grade 4 & 5 spoke in brief about him. In their speech, they cited Dr. Ambedkars’ birth and his contribution in the framing of our Indian Constitution and also its application which is our future responsibility. The program ended with a bold and clear message that “One need not be born into great and influential families but with goal, hard work and responsibilities one can become great” taking the example of our very own Dr. B R Ambedkar.
The students of Presidium celebrated Navaratri in their traditional finery to commemorate and invoke the blessings of Goddess Durga in her various forms. The speech enlightened the little minds with the significance of the festival that it epitomizes the victory of the good over evil. Students presented a fabulous dance performance, ushering Goddess Durga to descend to the Earth, which enthralled the audience. The positivity and energy exuberating out of the colourful costumes combined with Durga Maa Aarti created an ambience full of vigour and zest. The students offered prayers and presented a beautiful recital. The celebration created many memories to be cherished forever and created a spiritual aura.
Keeping this in mind, Presidium, organized a virtual Dice Breaker Activity for Grade 1. It is a fun and challenging game; through it, students learn to identify the digraph, identify its sound & make a word with the help of a letterbox. Students enjoyed doing these activities, which involved them searching the correct digraph from the letters box which is visible on the dice rolling by the teacher and then they also have to come up on the screen with its sound and make one word from that digraph & have to show the same object as well to its peer group. Through this activity, students began to understand digraph and sounds that can be used to form words. They began to make a word with digraph and also able to share sentences by using that word. Additionally, this activity has built the identification, listening, and focusing skills of our students.
The students of Presidium conducted a special assembly on 26th March 2021 in the virtual celebration of Holi- the festival of colours. The parents were also invited to the Holi assembly. A poem 'Holi Ayee Re' was recited by the students of Grade Prep. A mesmerizing dance performance by the students of Grade Prep & 1 filled the atmosphere with colors of joy. Various colourful activities like Pichkari making, Poster Making, Card Making, etc. was also done by the students of Grade 2,3,4 & 5. The students' efforts were highly appreciated by all the teachers and taught them that Holi is the day to express love with colours and implored them to play safe Holi by avoiding artificial colours which are dangerous for their skin.
A virtual farewell was organised by the teachers for the students of grade 5. The program commenced with the welcome of students by the teachers. They invited the students with their inspirational speeches and extended their best wishes to each one of them. A melodious melody of songs and videos took the students on the nostalgic journey about their school life, and an energetic dance performance was thoroughly enjoyed by the virtual audience. The teachers were highly emotional when they presented their citations. To sum up, it was a great day filled with nostalgia, emotions, fun, and excitement.