For providing students with the tools to help them relax, release stress and improve their lifestyle, Presidium Ashok Vihar organized a yoga workshop for students of Grade 9. The workshop was led by Yogi Shri Gopal Krishna Ji and it was purely dedicated to enlighten the students on the importance of meditation and yoga. The workshop was attended by Shri Dinesh Aggarwal, CEO Mr Matharoo and Dr Nishtha, a renowned Mind trainer and Hypnotherapist. Yogi Shri Gopal Krishna Ji highlighted the importance of breathing and instructed students to practice some of the basic asanas. Not only this, he also told students about how the yoga asanas could help them in enhancing their concentration and retention power. In the next session Dr Nishtha, talked about the power of mind and how students could master their minds and transform their lives drastically. It was an enduring and a fruitful session, enjoyed by all the participants.
Six sections of Presidium Ashok Vihar, Grade 4th visited a farm at Bhakthavarpur as a part of their PBL Project, From Farm to Plate. They acquainted themselves with the evolving process of farming and agricultural tools. They also established a dichotomy between the conventional and the contemporary ways of farming and the tools employed for the same. Witnessing these organic farming processes was an enriching experience for all the students.
The Ringside View, Presidiums academy for theatre, invites you to watch a play on the life of Indias great martyr Bhagat Singh.Come, and get inspired from him and the very cause he sacrificed his life for: To bring freedom to our motherland from the tyranny of the British rule.
Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous three-day celebration at the end of Ramadan called Eid al-Fitr (the festival of fast-breaking). Students of Presidium conducted a beautiful assembly on Eid where they participated with full enthusiasm. The Presidians gave a short speech about Eid, its customs, rituals etc which was enlightening for all. They enacted a small skit showcasing the importance of the festival and the sentiments attached to it. The celebration was completed with a rocking dance performance.
ITIHAAS comprises of a small group of passionate and hardworking educators who are involved in path-defining work in the field of Heritage and Education since the last 10 years. Each ITIHAAS learning module ensures that there is not only generation of knowledge but also plenty of contexts for Critical Thinking for the students in terms of preserving our heritage. Since last year, ITIHAAS has come up with various initiatives to strengthen the Presidium Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fields like Music, Theatre, Heritage, Literature, Science, Maths etc are getting integrated in the learning experience of both teachers and students. The Presidium students and teachers of Grades VI-VIII explored Sufism, Water Management, Cities and Administration, Revolt of 1857 etc, and understood how these connect and impact our lives today. Initiatives like introducing a rich menu of Foreign Languages (French, Spanish and German) from Grade IV onwards, Meal Planning, Youth Parliament, Theatre in Education, International school award, Model United Nations Programme have also come up. ITIHAAS makes learning fun and a conscious attempt is made to break social barriers. Hence, the ITIHAAS initiative is Education for the Living in the Truest Sense.
Showcasing presence of mind and excellent extempore speaking skills, Nehal Singla of Grade XI Presidium AV secured the second position at the district level interschool extempore competition. Conducted by CBSE, this competition was also held at the district level where Nehal stood first and qualified for the district level. Her outstanding & proficient abilities were highly praised by all leading to this tremendous achievement. Another feather in the cap of the Storytellers Academy.
Presidians of Grade 6th and 7th of Ashok Vihar branch organized and represented the Youth Parliament for gaining an insight into the working of the Parliament, its policy making and parliamentary representation. The arrangement was organized exactly in the way it is during a parliament session with the Speaker and General Secretary in the centre and ruling and opposition party on both sides. The arguments included topics like privatization of railways to have better facilities of food, hygiene, safety and security along with a heated debate on the Anti-corruption bill. The entire event proved to be extremely informative and enriching for all.
British Council organized a seminar on 21st July 2014 for School Principals on the value of Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Professional Association. This new collaborative initiative by British Council was to help schools improve the quality of their English language education programmes. British Council introduced various quality inspection tools to bring progressive and qualitative change in the students and improve the way English language courses are delivered at Indian Schools, how the teachers teach and how the students learn. Various National and International School Principals attended the seminar along with a few heads from Presidium, Indirapuram. It was an exclusive and informative session for all.
Eight students of Presidium from classes VI-XII visited the Lords Ground between June18, 2014- June 28,2014 Our young turks were there for 12 days and participated in a cricket tourney organized by Sports Tour Exchange Management Limited, UK in collaboration with Vasco-da-gama. Out of half a dozen matches played, our champs won four matches, and had two centurions. The young cricketers played stupendously well and have achieved heights under the guidance of our coach Mr. Gautam Rana. Witnessing our Presidians at Lords was a treat to watch. The few overs in the game triggered a lot of hype and fun in spectators and the game freaks. Truly future legends in the making! Our team was remarkably appreciated and they also got a chance to interact with some well known cricketers. This tete-a-tete served as a platform for learning and insights into the game. We are sure there is more to come from these champions in the making!
In the arena of theatrics, PRESIDIUM School, Ashok Vihar, made a palpable and worthy contribution through their high decibel creative musical drama, THE NAVARAS. The antecedents of musical theater can be traced back to a time when entertainment was not devoid of didacticism. NAVARAS had resonances of similar inspiration. It stood tall in an era of contemptible distractions, bringing forth a catharsis of emotions right from Love, Joy, Disgust, Anger, Peace and various others. If a plays success is tantamount to the audience s reaction, it is safe to affirm that NAVARAS made a resounding and sterling impact. NAVRAS was followed by the much awaited Felicitation Ceremony. The students were acknowledged for their meritorious achievement on the basis of Subject and Over All Excellence by the revered Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta. Mr. S.P Aggarwal, Director Advisory Board and retired IAS officer graced the occasion with his presence. The event left an indelible mark on the spectators.