My First Day at School
Every child’s first day at school is always very exciting. At least, it was so in my case.
I remember my first day at school very vividly. I remember it was my mother who took me to my school on my first day there.
I had a small bag in my hand. It contained an exercise book, a pencil and an eraser beside me. I actually did not need all these things but had insisted on my taking them with me.
My father had already filled up the admission form and submitted it to the school Principal a number of days before. Now, I had to appear for an interview. My mother went to the school superintendent and got the admission form. She took it to the Principal. Before entering the Principal’s office, she had to wait outside for a few minutes. She sent a slip in and was soon called inside.
My mother took me inside the Principal’s office. I felt a little awed as I saw a big tall lady with a dominating personality occupying a revolving chair. However, her sweet voice soon allayed my fears.
She studied the admission form quickly. She expressed satisfaction regarding my age and my parents’ qualifications. She asked me to come close to her. I moved forward rather sheepishly. But she patted me on the back lovingly. Then she asked me a few very simple questions such as my name, my papa’s and mummy’s names, etc.
Meanwhile, I had gathered courage and I was able to answer all the questions without much hesitation. The Principal was satisfied with my answers and she expressed her satisfaction through a broad smile. She wrote ‘yes’ at the appropriate column in the admission form. My mother along with me came out and deposited the fee with the fee clerk. I had got admission to the nursery class. It was, however, on the next day I was actually sent to attend the class. The day of my admission to the school was really an exciting one for. As soon as the bell declaring the end of the recess period goes, the students hurry to their classes and studies again start in right earnest.