School Recess Time – Precious time


Of course, recess time is the most enjoyable time in school after learning hard from the first period. This recess time is essential for us to unwind and to fill up growling stomach. As soon as the school bell rings for recess, all students perk up. School work burden is forgotten, at least for a while. All the sorrows of being scolded and getting bad marks are forgotten. There will be a stampede towards the school ground to have lunch. However, there will be some students going to the library and the washrooms to refresh themselves. Only a minority stays in class.

Our school ground was always full during recess time. Group of students occupied their favourite place to sit (I can say place where they use to sit regularly). There was real fun when we opened our Tiffin and later look out at friend’s Tiffin. What a precious time that was for us? We always try to finish our Tiffin as early as possible so that we can get more time to play games with friends.


Some hearty laugh and chat are always heard. Though recess time may seem short, it is the time for students to share endless gossip with their peers. Very often you will hear the hawkers’ screaming at the top of their voices to control the students from pushing and shoving. Some prefects are on duty to control these “uncivilized people”. Unfortunately, it makes not much difference. And of course, some impatient students will scream out: “Quick, Auntie, quick, the bell for going back to class will ring soon.”

Meantime in the library, several students are busy searching and skimming the books for extra reading and setting information for their assignments. Several students can be seen engrossed in the daily news with their best friends. The scene in the library during recess time is quiet and full of discipline although some quiet chat can be heard.

Some hard-working student or I should say bookworm will stay in their own class to finish their homework or revise. While some students are seen carrying out their cleanliness duty. You may see of a couple of girls diligently mopping the windows, sweeping the floor and cleaning the blackboard. It is certainly pleasant to study in a spick and span class room.

Some of the students will also enjoy walking around the passageways in front of the classrooms or in the park chatting with their peers. Some younger students who have not ‘tasted’ school work pressure play hide and seek with their friends. While the older ones are deep in thought in some corners. A few are seen trying to solve additional Maths or Physics problems. Certainly, one will also see some pupils running here and there along the passageway while the others just loiter around.

All in all, I can say that the scene in my school during recess time is one of noise and many students. Students enjoy their own activities during this time. I, myself, enjoy every moment of recess time very much.


All of us have such wonderful and memorable recess time in school. With this post i am sure everyone has recalled their school recess time and also school days.



2 thoughts on “School Recess Time – Precious time

  1. Nice post suhas. Made me rewind to my school days.
    But i really wish if the lectures were the same as recess.
    If lectures allowed us to think, to be more creative and to be more happy. If only we were given choices and chances.
    Suffice to say, revamping education system isn’t a bad idea either.

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