SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON 'BOOKS MY BEST FRIENDS' ENTHRALLS PRESIDIANS
Reading a good book is like taking a journey! They may look like pages full of dull print, but they open a door to a wondrous world of magic, mystery, wild imagination, legendary icons and ordinary heroes, adventure, love... all created through a fantastic interplay of words.
On the beautiful theme 'books my best friends’, the students of grades nursery and prep from Presidium Dwarka 22 recently conducted a special assembly. It started with some inspiring thoughts shared by students, emphasizing the importance of reading, which was followed by a skit, presenting the books as a medium to transport to another world. To add on, a thrilling dance performance was presented on the song ‘I love reading’. The act was enjoyed by all and helped students understand how a book can be a special friend.
INTER-CLASS DANCE CONTEST:A COLLECTION OF PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCES
"To dance is to be out of yourself, larger, more beautiful, more powerful." - Agnes De Mill
Dance, being a powerful medium to express thoughts and actions, is specially catered to as an important extra-curricular engagement at Presidium Dwarka 22. Recently, an 'inter-class dance competition' was organized for our young Presidians. The participants came dressed in astounding attires and tapped their feet on vibrant songs folk and English songs. Inculcating a healthy environment, the exploration of various dance moves exhibited their versatile talents and also showcased their competitive skills. The competition was a truly mesmerizing collection of phenomenal performances.
PLEDGING TO BE THE ENVOYS OF PEACE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Non-violence has always been looked upon as idealist fantasy but over and over again, people have come out and shown the power of peaceful protests. The truth is that violence is not a necessity for revolution. Unity wins over every enemy no matter how powerful and violent it might be. To commemorate the peaceful and noble contribution of our revolutionaries, the International Day of Peace was celebrated by the Presidians of grade 3 from Dwarka 22 through a special assembly. The 'leaders of tomorrow' pledged to opt for the way of non-violence over violence by serving as the 'messengers of peace'. They concluded the assembly on the note that 'anything violence can do, peace can do better as peace is the way for a better world for you and me.
SCIENCE CULMINATION: INTEGRATED APPROACH OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Culmination is tagged as an important aspect of experiential learning as it isn't just the conclusion, but the end result of all the achievements. Hence, keeping in mind the importance of culmination and pedagogy of Presidium, our young students of grades 4 and 5 participated in the Science culmination recently. The motive of the culmination was to develop scientific temper in our Presidians. Packed with full zeal and zest, the students showcased their learning to all by either explaining or demonstrating varied concepts of 'plants', 'food', 'human body', 'animals' and 'water'. Pleased to spot their own displayed work, they were anxious to pose questions to the visitors, play games, perform experiments that boosted their morale, thereby expanding a lot of knowledge by LEARNING BY DOING.
SHOW & TELL OF EARTHENWARE: A GREAT EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING SESSION
To inculcate the importance of soil among our young students, the activity 'show and tell of earthenware' was recently conducted at Presidium, Dwarka 22. The Presidians explored different earthenware in market to bring one to share its importance and usage. They were excited to discuss about the various earthenware such as pots, vases, incense stick stands, money banks, diyas and tumblers. Students displayed a plethora of knowledge to imply the usage of all the objects. They discussed the physical and social factors affecting the usage and making of these objects. It was a great session of experiential learning which contributed to expansion of knowledge for the theme 'soil'.
प्रेसिडियंस ने हास्य कवि उत्सव द्वारा हिन्दी दिवस मनाया
निज भाषा उन्नति अहै सब उन्नति कौ मूल,
बिनु निज भाषा ज्ञान के मिटै ना हिय को सूल|
इसी भाव को आत्मसात करते हुए, प्रेसिडियम द्वारका २२ में हाल ही में हिंदी दिवस को एक रोचक 'हास्य कवि उत्सव' के रूप में बड़ी धूम-धाम से मनाया गया| कक्षा १ से ३ के विद्यार्थियों ने बढ़-चढ़ कर इस सम्मेलन में हिस्सा लिया| जाने-माने हास्य कवि श्री प्रेम किशोर पटाखा जी इस समारोह में मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में आए और हमारे विद्यालय के परिसर को आनंदित कर दिया|
हमारे नन्हें-मुन्हें बच्चों ने बड़े ही सृजनात्मक और व्यंगात्मक तरीके से पूरी बुलंदी और आत्मविश्वास के साथ अपनी भावनाओं को कविता के माध्यम से व्यक्त किया| उनकी कविताओं में उनके व्यावहारिक, पारिवारिक और सामाजिक जीवन की छटा स्पष्टता से देखी जा सकती थी| बच्चों ने अपनी हास्य कविताओं से दर्शकों को खिलखिलाकर हँसने में मजबूर कर दिया| हास्य कविता को लेकर बच्चों में पूरा जोश और ख़ासा उत्साह देखने को मिला| अंत में हमारे माननीय मुख्य अतिथि जी ने अपने अनमोल शब्दों द्वारा हमारे बच्चों का उत्साह बढ़ाया और उन्हें प्रोत्साहित किया|
PRESIDIANS MAKE PHOTO FRAMES & SHARE ABOUT THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS
The theme of 'my home' broadly caters to the family and home of the child. To help our little Presidians learn about their home better, a 'photo frame making' activity was organized at Presidium, Dwarka 22. This activity was started by giving a rectangular piece of cardboard to the students, on which coloured chart was already pasted. Then the family photographs of the students, which they were asked to bring from their homes, were pasted on it. Students were helped to make interesting border using dry sparkles and mirrors. During this activity, the students shared about their family members freely after looking at the family photographs.
PRESIDIANS OF GRADE 2 REJOICE THE JOYOUS HARVEST FESTIVAL OF ONAM
India is a land of varied cultures and festivities. With the onset of the festive season, Presidians celebrated the festival of Onam with great zeal and zest in Dwarka22 recently. Being a joyous harvest festival, the pupils of grades 2 and 3 organized a special assembly to share its importance. The young Presidians narrated the story of King Mahabali and Vamana and displayed how the festival is celebrated in Kerala state. The assembly was culminated with an energetic dance performance set forth by our 'leaders of tomorrow', wherein no child fell short of either enthusiasm or poise!
PRESIDIANS JOIN RALLY FOR RIVERS TO REVIVE OUR ENDANGERED RIVERS
Our young Presidians from Dwarka 22 recently came together and conducted a special assembly on 'Rally for Rivers', a nationwide project by Isha Foundation, which is supported wholeheartedly by our honourable chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta. The mission behind this assembly was to revive our rivers and create awareness amongst students on how India’s rivers are undergoing a drastic change. The young and energetic Presidians spoke about the cause and effect of an unhealthy river. They held placards to create a greater impact on the minds of their fellow students. Later on, everyone pledged to make the world and our rivers healthy by ensuring that they are clean and pure to the last drop of water.
BIRD BEAK ACTIVITY:A LEARNING EXPERIENCE ABOUT THE BEAKS OF BIRDS
In sync with the theme 'animals' in EVS, a club activity was organized by Presidium Dwarka 22, wherein the students were provided with various materials such as a pair of scissors, wet rice, spoons, sponge and marbles. The main objective of the activity was to make the students build a connection between activity and real situations and analyze the easiest combination between the beaks birds possess and the kind of food they eat. Also, they came to know that there are different types of beaks, influenced by their eating habits. The main attraction was the setup in which the students performed this fruitful and rejuvenating activity. It was truly, an immersive learning experience for our 'leaders of tomorrow'.