World Cancer Day is an international day marked on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. It is observed by the United Nations and it is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration. The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce this dreadful illness. This important day was celebrated virtually by our young Presidians in Presidium to raise awareness about cancer, its prevention, and its cure. Video clippings, speech, slogans, posters, and thoughts related to the theme were presented by students. The prime motive for observing this day is to let the citizens know about the disease, its cause, and its cure.
Basant Panchmi is an occasion that marks the onset of the spring season. The festival is also celebrated to worship Goddess Saraswati, the symbol of knowledge and wisdom. To mark the occasion, the students of Grade Nur & Prep dressed up in bright yellow coloured clothes on 4th Feb. Beautiful pieces of Art related to Basant Panchmi were decorated in the autumn and a rangoli was made which signified the brilliance of nature and the vibrancy of life. A special assembly was held with the Students of Grade Nur & Prep performing on the 'Saraswati Vandana.' Students performed a group dance to the tunes of 'Maa Saraswati Sharde' which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Students also presented a Spiritual song which was followed by a speech on the various aspects of the festival.
A computer is an electronic device that is used to store the data as per given instruction, it gives results quickly and accurately. Students of Grade 3 took part in the class activity in which they explored and learned about MS Logo, MS word, their components, and their uses also. They also learned the uses of various commands. They also explored different alignment and formatting techniques. In the end, students realize that computers make our life easier and due to this they have increasingly been put to use and easily found their way into the lives of people especially during the time of pandemics.
There is no doubt that education is the secret key to human success but art is the best way to enhance the creative abilities of students required to generate and appreciate future learning experiences because art makes learning fun. At Presidium, art and craft is well integrated into the curriculum to develop our students’ creativity and allow them to express their imagination freely. Keeping this in mind, a Puppet-making competition was organized in the school for classes IV and V wherein the children participated whole-heartedly and enthusiastically. The students made beautiful and attractive puppets with waste materials like socks, ribbons, plastic glasses, shoe boxes, gloves, plastic bottles, cotton, sticks, wool, paper bags, and numerous other things. The students were obviously enthusiastic about their work; for each item was rendered carefully and lovingly without the slightest trace of negligence. The art pieces of the children were so exceptional that it became difficult for the judges to decide the winner. Overall, the competition proved to be highly motivating for the students.
Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make our work easier. Students were introduced to the six types of simple machines - wheel & axle, inclined plane, pulley, wedge, screw, and lever. In the context of the construction of a pyramid getting high-level insight into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still in use today. Simple machines are the most basic machines which are used in our daily routines such as to clean, move, create, repair, etc. A simple machine makes our work easier implies that we need less force to do the same amount of work. To understand the concept more deeply students of grade 5 made the simple machine with the help of their toys and material available near them. Activity encourages the students to bring the best out of them as learning by doing is the best way of learning.
Lohri is a popular wintertime folk festival, celebrated in different parts of India. The festival marks the end of the winter season, a celebration of new crops, and it is a traditional welcome of longer days. Presidians celebrated the auspicious harvesting festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. Students were dressed up in the spirit of the festival. Presidians sang and danced to the tune of Lohri songs. Seasonal snacks like popcorn, rewari, chikki, peanuts formed an integral part of the celebration. Students understood that a handful of these goodies find their way into the fire, as a way to celebrate successful crops. They were motivated to plant some seeds on this harvesting day to make it more special.