The good old school days

Mar 8, 2019-

Time is a tide and waits for none. I feel like it was only yesterday when I walked into my school for the first time and took an admission test, which I passed. But it’s been more than a decade since then. It seems to have passed so quickly. I am appearing for SEE this year, and now I realise time really does fly.

My first day at nursery, a tall lady took me to a class. I felt that I was in the jail with other fellow prisoners and an executioner. But it didn’t take much time for me to make friends and have fun. The inmates turned into intimate buddies and the executioner, a guide. Days passed easy. We had fun, ate junk food, attended countless tests, received punishments and played our favourite games.

It was not long before I found myself in the fifth grade. The class remained the same as it used to be. The 45-minute long period felt, to me, like a year. I’d count each passing second and couldn’t wait for the bell to ring. And with what relief and joy we would walk out of the class for lunch as soon as the teacher left. Our objective was to come to school, have fun, wait for lunch, play and go home. And do the homework.  Before I was in the tenth grade, I used to hatch plans to do so many things once I’d pass the SEE. As soon as, I thought then, I’d finally be free from chains. But now I miss those days and want to relive them.

I realised the importance of school only after grade nine, and I made it my second home. School days really are golden. I have made so many friends who have made my life richer. And teachers, whom I sometimes saw as dictators for they’d often scold us and beat us, but only now do I realise that they did all that for our own good.

I’d like to thank all my friends, teachers and parents from the bottom of my heart for accompanying me on this journey. Teachers and parents have guided me, and friends have been there during happy and sad times.

School life makes for the basis of our life ahead. If we study well and pursue our passions, we will have a good time later, and if we slack around and be lazy, then we will face obstacles later. Life does have many ups and downs and school is the place that prepares us to accept both the highs and lows with grace.

Swayam Shah

Class 10, Kathmandu Columbus School

Published: 08-03-2019 10:59

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