(un known)schooling kids emotions..
On the other side
Every day I see many children working. I feel disgusted when I see them toiling when they should be studying like me. Then I realise how lucky I am.
In our school every year the scholastic Book Fair is held for three days. I remember a time when the Scholastic Book Fair was being held.
I saw many children running to buy books. In the crowded area I also saw a child standing in a corner wearing dirty and tattered clothes. He was about my age.
I had seen him working at the fair. I wondered how he would be feeling when he saw other children studying in the school. He surely must have wanted to study but he never got the opportunity.
I wanted to ask him about all these things but I could not muster the courage as here was a boy who would do anything to save money to educate himself and we educated ones were busy wasting money buying unnecessary toys and gadgets.
LEND A HELPING HAND
Sometimes, you need to switch off the television, close your books and take a deep breath. Look around you, and you will find that there is so much more you can do. In doing so make a difference in your life and in your community.
I felt really nervous. It was my first time. I thought what would happen if I lose? But my mother gently reassured me. I reluctantly got up and went on-stage.
I was participating in the Mosaica International School’s spelling bee, which was held at the Hitex Exhibition Centre. I was tense and my little sister was watching me. I had to win and make her proud. The words were taken from the famous Scripps National Spelling Bee list. The judge’s accent was different. It was a bit difficult, but my determination to win and become my sister’s role model was strong and I overcame the difficulties. Then there was one word between me and the glorious prize. My palms were sweaty. I heard the word and spelt what I thought was the right spelling. Then I heard the words “you are right”. It was exhilarating! I had won!
I also learnt an important lesson. Winning is not everything. Participation and the spirit of sportsmanship is what matters. I was awed when the competitors cheered when I received my prize. These fond memories would remain forever etched in my heart.
I am motivated for various reasons. When I go to school, I get to learn new things. Every day I look at the school calendar, which has a quote under each date. This keeps my spirits up for the rest of the day. Our classes are made interesting with role-plays and other activities that make learning so much fun.
Our school instils good values in us. All festivals are celebrated. This helps us learn about our culture.
There are various interesting clubs that teach about photography and cooking among other things. We can join any of them according to our interests and get theoretical as well as practical knowledge. Not only does it ensure overall development but also a clear picture about what our interests are. I feel blessed to be in a school, where we have a platform to experiment and assess ourselves.
I believe that my school gives us everything necessary to become a good citizen. I am proud of my school and teachers.
The days I spent with my sister, Sushma during my primary school is wonderful. She graduated from school when I finished Std VI and left our hometown for higher studies. The last two years have been really boring without her. We used to share our lunch, play in the ground together and travel in the school bus side by side. We would also quarrel to get more chocolates from our dad.
I miss my sister a lot. But as I remember all the mischievous things we did together, time seems to pass quickly. Whenever she calls, I would speak to her for hours and also irritate her by asking ridiculous questions. In January, she’ll come home after four months. I am waiting to give her a warm and cordial welcome. I love and miss you, dear sister!