The Last Bell at School
It’s half past three in the afternoon and my friends and I are peering out of the window anxiously. In another five minutes, the peon will walk past our classroom and hit the gong at the end of the corridor to signal the end of school for today.
This is the moment we have been waiting for all afternoon. In school, the last bell means different things to different people. To the students it means the time to go back home. To the teachers, it means the time to correct hooks and ponder on what to teach the next day. For the support staff, it is the time to start cleaning the school premises.
For me, the last bell is the time when I change into my football shoes and head for football practice. This is my favourite part of school. I am the captain of my school football team. Even though we have football coaching only three times a week I stay back every day to practice my shots. I am working very hard because my coach says I am in line for the ‘Best Player of the Year award!
Our final match of the tournament is scheduled for next month. I am going to practice as much as I can till then; as I want our team to win the cup and make our school proud.