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'.
VISIT TO RELIGIOUS PLACES: PRESIDIANS DEVELOP A SECULAR OUTLOOK
In sync with the theme 'religious communities', Presidium Dwarka 22 organized a visit to religious places, in which students went to Gurudwara, Iskcon Temple, Church and Mosque. The visit helped the young Presidians to build connections with people belonging from different communities. Students meticulously indulged and adapted to the kaleidoscope of religious ethnicity. They witnessed the various ceremonies being conducted at Gurudwara and Iskcon Temple and chanted various hymns at the same time. They also relished the 'langar' at Gurudwara and learnt about the offertory service at Church. Learning about different religious practices, ceremonies and gatherings, the young Presidians developed a positive secular outlook.
PRESIDIANS PAY A LOVING TRIBUTE TO TEACHERS ON THEIR SPECIAL DAY
Teacher is the candle that consumes itself to light the paths of learners!
Keeping in mind the goodness that the teachers bring to our lives, an assembly was conducted by Presidium Dwarka 22 students on the occasion of Teacher's Day. They commenced the assembly by paying gratitude to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, followed by cultural performances which included a skit depicting the significance of teacher in a students' life. Spectacular dance and mesmerizing song performances by the students was exhibited with great pomp and show. The school head applauded the students' endeavour for putting up a splendid show. It was an overwhelming day for teachers. Such experiences strengthen the trust inthe fact that the teachers handle wet clay in the form of students and shape the future citizens who are morally correct, responsible and good human beings.
PRESIDIANS LEARN ABOUT PRESERVATION OF WATER IN A CREATIVE WAY
"Water is the most precious gift to the humanity by the nature!"
Life on earth is possible only because of water as it is required for every walk of life like drinking, cooking, bathing, washing and growing crops and plants. Everything and everyone on the earth needs water, be it human beings, animals, trees, plants or insects. Keeping this thing in mind, a group activity named 'collage on uses of water' was recently planned for grade prep students of Presidium, Dwarka 22. Students were given different pictures on various uses of water and were asked to make a collage by pasting those pictures. The activity helped students to make a connection of the concepts taught in class with their daily life activities and they were ebullient and engrossed throughout the activity.
PRESIDIANS POLISH THEIR KNOWLEDGE THROUGH INTRA-CLASS QUIZ
"The thing I enjoy most about quiz bowl is that it is both a team and an individual competition. Even though you compete as a team, a whole game can change based on the random knowledge of one person." - a student who participated in the quiz.
To promote a fun way to study and help in improving students' general knowledge, an 'intra-class quiz competition' was recently organized at Presidium, Dwarka 22. Igniting a healthy debate amongst participants in order to learn from each other, the quiz competition featured several informative things about the related topic. The students felt excited and enthusiastic while playing the quiz. Different rounds of quiz included 'content and knowledge', 'audio visual' and 'rapid fire'. The students were able to respond in their best possible way by following rules and regulations and by being patient. The competition provided the perfect platform to the students to polish their observation, listening and speaking skills.
PICKLE MAKING ACTIVITY: RAISING AWARENESS FOR FOOD PRESERVATION
Project-based learning is a powerful instructional method for weaving various concepts and skills in the curriculum using real life experiences. It has always been created, keeping in mind the children’s endless curiosity and imagination and makes children realize that they are important and active contributors to their learning. In this context, the theme 'food preservation' was recently introduced to the Presidians of Dwarka 22 to sensitize them about stopping food wastage. Methods to preserve food were explored by the students to prevent spoilage and provide long shelf life to the food.
To understand this better, the young students of grade 5 made lemon pickle as one of the methods of food preservation. Children were very keen about the activity and conducted a market survey to get to know the original cost of lemons and other ingredients of lemon pickle. They made a questionnaire to hold interview with the elders in their family or their neighbours about the traditional methods of making the pickles. The best part was that every child was completely involved in that process through active discussions, observations, feedbacks and their reflections made this activity a great learning.
EID-AL-ADHA CELEBRATION: DELIVERING THE MESSAGE OF UNITY & PEACE
The love for God is the mightiest of all!
Being a mine of diversities and varied cultures, our country provides us an opportunity to indulge and adapt to the kaleidoscope of religious ethnicity. Keeping the spirit of unity alive and more vivid than ever, young Presidians put forward a flabbergasting assembly on the auspicious festival of Eid-al-Adha. The spiritual and religious journey initiated with a soulful and melodious qawwali and a skit to enlighten all about the pious festival and its history. To culminate the mesmerizing experience, the 'leaders of tomorrow' staged a rhythmic dance performance on the song 'khwaja mere khwaja'. Students delivered the message of unity and peace through fun and frolic which was well received by all attendees.
BOYS ZONAL BADMINTON CONTEST: PRESIDIUM DWARKA 22 TAKES THE CAKE
Presidium Dwarka 22 recently got the opportunity to host the prestigious competition of 'Boys Zonal Badminton Championship 2017 of Zone-21'. Witnessing a huge participation of more than 400 students from around 38 schools from Zone 21, the competition was a huge hit. The students participated with full enthusiasm and zeal under the Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior categories with extreme energy and passion.
We are delighted to announce that Presidium Dwarka 22 bagged 3rd position in Sub-Junior Boys category and 5 of our young students also grabbed the following esteemed positions:
Lakshay Kundu - 8th
Daksh - 7th
Nikhil Kundu - 7th
P. Kartik - 7th
Namit Aggarwal - 6th
Congratulations to the proud winners & mentors!