A Essay About School
My School :
Educational institutions are the true seats of learning. The students, who are really anxious to learn, can develop healthy habits only in the schools. In a school we are taught how to move in society, how to behave with others and how to progress in life.
I read in the St. John’s Higher Secondary School - Andaman and Chennai. With a lush garden outside, the school building presents a magnificent view. Its grassy lawns and gravel path with flowers along its sides and the Asoka trees growing near the gate add to its beauty. Any outsider may form the idea that it is perhaps a memorial building.
Besides the beautiful building, spacious grounds and flowered beds, there are other things which attract our particular attentions. There is a grand swimming pool where every facility is provided to the students to learn swimming. The school has its own canteen where some eatables - hot tea or coffee and cold drinks - are always avail at subsidized rates. Hygienic conditions prevail in and around the school canteen. Besides, there is a cycle stand where the teachers and students park their cycles and scooters. An attendant is there who looks after the vehicles.
Our school has many firsts to its credit. It has won many trophies in inner-school debates and declamation contests. The hockey and basketball teams of our school are adjudged the best in the inner-school sports meet for the past four years.
In studies, our school shows goods results every year. Our school figures in the merit list every year. Our Principal is a great scholar. He meets some of the classes himself once a week to ensure regular teaching. Our teachers are well qualified and trained. They take pains in the teaching work. The students are well behaved and intelligent. The physical training teacher has also worked a lot for the benefit of the students.
The educations authorities are highly satisfied with our school. I am proud of it. It is one’s first and foremost duty to respect one’s school.
School is something that we all know and understand, as we all have to go there as children whether we like it or not. It means very different things to very different people, though. In the USA, any educational establishment can be described as a school, when as in the UK, school is a place you go to up to the age of 16. A school is also a group of fish, although we will focus on the educational establishment in this essay.
For me, school is primarily a place to learn and to improve my chances of success in my career and life as a whole. It’s a place to better myself, not just for the good grades, but for the satisfaction of knowing that I’m a better for going through it. School doesn’t just teach you facts and academic skills, but disciple, social and communication skills, leadership and so many more things too. Other people aren’t interested in what they can get out of school, though, and see it as a place to socialize, become popular, have lots of boyfriends or girlfriends and have a good time. Having friends and fitting in is probably an important part of school for everyone though, be they popular and carefree or hardworking and academic.
For some children and young people, school is so much more than these trivial things. School can be a place of safety, perhaps from an abusive home life, or for children in third world countries, as a way of avoiding dangerous manual labor from a young age and giving themselves the best chance to have a better future than they would have otherwise. For many such children, school can also be the place where they get their only hot meal of the day, or even their only meal full stop, and it offers the only opportunity they will ever have to learn to read and write, count and add up.
On the other hand, for some children, school can be the total opposite of a safe place. For those being bullied or perhaps even being abused by a teacher, school can be a living hell, a place that children and young people would do anything to avoid, even if it means getting in trouble. School can leave some youngsters feeling vulnerable, lacking in self-esteem and even totally hopeless about their lives.
In conclusion, there is no single definition that can be given to describe school. Although the basics of it are set (it’s a place where you go to learn), how it works, what it looks like, and what it means for different people can vary greatly. Ultimately, any definition of school will be dependent on the person’s own experience of it.