THE ENVOYS OF COMPASSION VISIT THEIR SPECIAL FRIENDS AT SPARSH
"Seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another." - Alfred Adler
Displaying that their hearts are benevolent and shouldering, our young Presidians from Faridabad always try to do their bit towards the society with their small gestures, which inspires many others to take the initiative. With the same intention, they recently visited the Sparsh Special School to spend time with their special friends and interact with them in their classes and vocational training rooms. Enjoying making candles, working with spinning wheel and learning to weave handmade cloth, the Presidians also participated in the in-house 'River Rally' project in collaboration with Isha Foundation. Feeling happy and soulful to be with the special children of Sparsh, the Presidians relished this heartwarming experience and gave a special place to them in their loving hearts forever.
VISIT TO RELIGIOUS PLACES:BUILDING A SECULAR OUTLOOK AT PRESIDIUM
"The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different." - Mahatma Gandhi
An ultimate source of social cohesion, religion upholds certain ideas and values that can help young generation to become the 'socialized citizens of tomorrow'. To make the Presidians realize this and understand their theme 'religious communities' better, the students of grade 3 of Presidium Faridabad were recently taken to visit temple, church and gurudwara in the nearby area. At all these religious places, the children interacted with the priests and came to know about the various interesting facts about each place. It was indeed a great learning experience for our growing up Presidians as it summed up the purpose of religion - to control yourself, not to criticize others.
TRIP TO VITA DAIRY: A FUN-FILLED LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS
School trips are among the most prominent part of learning in the formative years of a child's life. While their purpose is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved. Considering the relevance of educative trips and mingling it with the human consumption of milk and milk-based products, Presidium Faridabad recently took the students of grade 5 on a trip to Vita Dairy. The main aim behind the visit was to make the students understand the process involved in the preservation and sterilization of milk. They witnessed the process of purification of milk which was totally automated and internationally designed, keeping in mind superior hygiene standards. The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and asked numerous questions. Helping to unleash the inner explorer in them and make them understand the milk industry better, the visit was highly interactive and a learning experience for the students.
APPRECIATION DAY CELEBRATION: A MEMORABLE DAY FOR YOUNG PRESIDIANS
The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to get appreciated!
At Presidium Faridabad, we understand that a person who feels appreciated, will always do more than expected. Praising anybody for his or her task increases the confidence of receiver. The word 'appreciation' might appear smaller but it helps in achieving anything and everything. Taking this view into consideration, we organized Appreciation Day recently, wherein the students from grade Nursery to 3 were acknowledged with numerous titles like 'I am honest', 'best creative student', 'disciplined child' and 'well-dressed'. It was a nice way to encourage the students for their sincere hard work and achievements. All the kids felt motivated after receiving the appreciation certificates and on seeing this, their peer group also felt inspired to perform better. Overall, it was a memorable day for the young achievers.
INTRA-CLASS QUIZ COMPETITION ON FOOD:ENHANCING ANALYTICAL THINKING
A quiz is a form of a game or mind sport in which the players attempt to answer the question related to a topic. It is used in the field of education to assess the students' knowledge, ability and skills. Therefore, Presidium, Faridabad organized an Intra-Class Quiz Competition on the theme 'food'. It was a good way to promote a healthy debate amongst the students in order to learn from each other. All the kids came well-versed with the topic and were able to answer the questions well. This competition not only helped in team building process but also aided in making learning more fun and exciting. It also built their analytical thinking, concentration and spontaneity.
INTER-CLASS TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION BOOSTS SPORTSMANSHIP SPIRIT
"Champions keep playing until they get it right!" - Billie Jean King
Table Tennis is a fun-filled game that boosts up the spirit of sportsmanship. To introduce this enjoyable sport to their young students, Presidium Faridabad recently organized an inter-class table tennis competition for grades 6 to 8. Our talented tennis-stars shone brightly, displaying their skills during the competition and left the spectators amazed with their performance. The winners could be seen jubilantly celebrating their victory after the match. Kudos to all the participants!
WORKSHOP BY SPACE ASTRONOMY CLUB ILLUMINATES BUDDING ASTRONAUTS
“Man must rise above the earth – to the top of the atmosphere and beyond – for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.” - Socrates
Astronomy has and continues to revolutionize our thinking on the worldwide scale. Presidium Faridabad aims at extending the horizons of its students and to help them discover the grandeur of the universe and our place within it. To foster a friendly and a stimulating learning environment, an astronomy workshop was recently conducted by the Space Astronomy Club for students of grades 5 to 9. Overjoyed to watch the making of a comet and witness the rocket launching, they were encouraged to ask questions, to instigate curiosity and explore the universe. Motivating the Presidians to reach high standards and to acquire real insight into astronomy, the workshop was an immersive learning experience for all.
INTER-CLASS DEBATE COMPETITION:PRESIDIANS DISCUSS DEMOCRACY
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge and a lively discussion is usually helpful. In order to enhance the oratorical skills of our young Presidians, an Inter-Class Debate Competition was organised for grades 11 and 12 on a very pertinent topic - 'democracy is the best form of government'. The students were divided into two groups - one in support and one in against the topic. While the supporting group spoke out with confidence that democratic government provides freedom of expression to its citizens, the opposing group said that democratic form of government goes slack and the citizens take undue advantage. The interesting and healthy discussion came to the conclusion that democracy should be judiciously utilized both politically and personally. At the end of the competition, the judges appreciated the participants for their energetic and infallible presentation.
FUN-FILLED COLOURING COMPETITION ENTHRALLS LITTLE PRESIDIANS
Everything around us is an array of colours, from the ground we walk on to the sky above, nature abounds in the richness of colours!
To unfold the enormous beauty of colours, Presidium Faridabad recently organized a colouring competition for little students from grades nursery and prep. All the Presidians actively participated and thoroughly enjoyed mixing and matching the colours to paint their imagination. They were very excited and showed their creativity to the fullest. The success of the colouring competition could be well judged by the blissful faces of the little ones after completing their cute artworks.
CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF RAKHI: A BOUQUET OF SACRED SCENT
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost and a brother shares grown–up dreams forever!
Presidians from Faridabad recently celebrated Rakshabandhan, the occasion of love and affection, with unmatched vigour and splendour. Full of joy and traditional values, the celebration witnessed a tribute to the relation of a brother and sister. The children were familiarized with the customs and rituals followed on Rakshabandhan, while the school resonated with the song of love that is shared between a brother and sister. It was a moment of great joy and utmost bliss to see everyone gathered in the belief of the tradition. It was a bouquet of sacred scent that created a traditional aura in the school premises. The enthusiasm, innocence and harmony in the atmosphere made this event a truly memorable one for all of us.