It has been months since I have been in lockdown. I sincerely never thought that such a time would come in my life where I won’t be allowed to move out of my house. Looking back, I still remember being quite excited as I was busy preparing for my last Board exam which was the computer. I had already made plans to go out with my friends after our exams, call them to my home … but that was when my dad called me and told me not to study anymore because the government had called for a lockdown. My heart skipped a beat and my eyes were filled with tears; I just didn’t understand why there was a lockdown imposed just one day before my last exam, and it hurt me even more, thinking about the fact that we had to wait till the lockdown is over, just to write that one final exam.
Now thinking about all of this makes me realize how selfish I was. I never really understood the depth of this virus attack, until the news started reporting deaths from across the world. As I looked at the cases, it just felt like numbers to me and I was quite shocked by the fact that a lot of people lost their lives and many more were losing theirs. All this, as I was sitting still angry at the fact that my last exam did not take place.
Finally, all thanks to the government, they canceled our last exam. This made me realize how I was only concerned for myself, while I never seemed to care about the millions of people who were just losing their lives like chaff blown in the wind.
Even though this lockdown is boring and might seem never-ending, it does give me many opportunities to develop myself rather than sitting in one corner and grumbling. It gives me reasons to thank GOD for giving me good health and teaches me to be thankful for every small little thing around me. It has taught me to cherish relationships!
Therefore, in this lockdown let us not be sad or angry about the fact that we cannot go out, rather let us find ways to be thankful to God for keeping us safe, healthy, but mainly He has taught us to be concerned for others.
Anshuman Chamoli IV C
Coronavirus has made the whole world stay at home. We children found it difficult not to go to school. But the ZOOM app has made it easier for us. This app brings our teachers to our homes. We are so grateful to our teachers for all their hard work. This year we got to spend a lot of time with our parents. So, there is definitely something good even in the bad things.
Siddhant Kathuria, V-A
My first confusion was about our final exams. I wondered if the exams will be postponed or we will be promoted to our next class directly. I was relieved when we got the message from the school that I had been promoted. I missed school and friends. But then I understood that online classes will be conducted through zoom. My mother taught me to use the application. I was happy to see my friends and teachers live on the laptop. Attending classes on zoom is a new and interesting experience. We also have learned to live without junk food. I hope and pray that scientists will soon come out with the vaccine for coronavirus and we will start living as before.
Amrita Singhal III A
What makes me feel bad is that I am not able to go to the park to play or meet my friends. My favorite malls and restaurants are closed. I cannot go to different places. But on the other hand, I get different dishes prepared at home and we play together as a family. And l understand that lockdown is needed for our own safety.
Kanav Sharma III A
Though we miss going to school, teachers are helping us finish our syllabus through online classes. My routine has completely changed during the lockdown. I exercise regularly which helps me to de-stress and relax. I also am trying my hand at gardening. I have a few plants. Waiting for things to get normal again!
Devansh Negi V D
School from home is a different experience. We wake up late and attend classes. I learn so many new things and play indoor games with my family. I also love calling my friends and relatives on the phone.
Neriah Issac IV-A
I miss my school very much. I miss the school van, my teachers and my friends. One day I could not attend my online classes because of network issues and I was very sad. I missed the online classes during our summer vacations. I want this covid-19 to go so that the schools will reopen and I can start meeting everyone.
Varnit Verma V-D
Catching up with friends through video calls, playing video games with my sister and friends online, helping mom with cooking, dusting, and moping have become our new order of living. My sister and I bake different kinds of cakes. We remind each other to keep washing hands, using masks while going out for groceries and sanitizing whenever possible. Teachers also prepare and teach us with videos and PPTs.
Janelle Imelda X B
GO AWAY CORONA
Paarth Anand V D
O dirty Corona when will you end?
I want to go out and play with my friends,
You are here, there and everywhere,
Old, young or small, you don’t care.
O God please bring this to an end,
We children want to have some fun.
I promise we will take good care of nature,
I pray that Corona goes away forever.
Pratham Taneja XI C.
Beautiful world that The Lord has made!
Neriah Issac IV-A
The beautiful sky is above our heads. We did not invent it but our Lord created it. We did not invent the earth. But our Lord created the beautiful sky, the grass, the earth, the sun, the birds, the animals, and the people. God’s beautiful world needed people: people to look after it, people to enjoy it. So God made the first man and the first woman, to look after the world and one another, and to love God. The man was called Adam and the woman was called Eve. I love God and this beautiful world.
ALL THAT I
COULD HAVE DONE!
Neha Nanda X C
This lockdown is really teaching me a lot, from cooking to the importance of my friends. It seems like years since when we last met. I miss the way we used to eat together in the break, the way we all fought for badminton rackets and basketball games during our P.T period, how we sometimes slept during the class and later realized that the teacher is waiting for us to wake up, the way we all used to go together after the school got over, not doing the given homework and then hiding from the teacher when she arrived in the class or making lame excuses like- ‘Ma’am, it rained yesterday, so my notebooks are all wet”, the screeching of the chalks, the stumping of the duster on the teacher's table to make the class quiet, and if I make a list of all the things that I miss, then maybe, my article would need more space.
I remember the last day when we all wrote our answers in the answer sheets and were waiting for the bell to ring, while some only wished to get more time to write more points. As the bell rang, our papers were timely submitted and everyone could see big smiles on each other’s faces. We all went out of the classrooms. The whole corridor was buzzing with students. We all thought about our results for a brief moment. Our thoughts were engrossed by the new changes we all will see from the next session- we will have different time-table, different notebooks, we will have new school schedules and a more enthusiastic choir, and many more things which were racing in our thoughts.
Let me come to reality now, it’s been months since I’ve seen my friends. When I first heard about the lockdown, I felt as if someone was actually crushing my dreams. But I had to accept the fact that this virus will take a long time to leave. We all have to wait till the situation becomes normal. All that we have right now is-HOPE. Hope for others' safety, hope for others' health, hope for every teacher and student to stay healthy, hope for a cure.
In the end, I would like to quote Desmond Tutu-“Hope is being able to see light despite all the darkness”.
I Miss My School
Harmaneet Kaur IV D
Missing those days when Sundays were fun days,
Missing my classroom nap, and the then boring uniform indeed.
Missing that unadjustable tie that I didn’t know how to tie.
I miss my favorite teachers, and those who scolded us,
Missing the time of recess, when we shared our lunch.
Missing those dragging ‘Goood morning Ma’ams’.
This time of lockdown has made us realize,
What a wonderful time we have in our regular school.
Aanya Talwar X E
We suffer from many diseases mainly because of an increase in pollution in our environment. Pollution has led to Asthma and many other respiratory issues. But we human beings have adjusted ourselves to a polluted environment and accepted it as part of our life. But the sudden spread of COVID 19 has led to a complete lockdown, worldwide.
Nature is recovering. The skyline is becoming clearer, the rivers are visibly purer, and the once-endangered flora and fauna are now coming back to life.
In my own house, my sweet little three- year old cousin who has always been having a cold and cough since her birth, has finally got rid of it. This lockdown has also been a blessing to me as I always used to feel itchy eyes and had sneezing problem whenever I returned home from somewhere out, but now these lockdown months have proved that all that was not an inbuilt defect of my body rather it was the pain that I had to bear because of environmental pollution, for which Delhi is well known.
Thanks to the famous Coronavirus, I mean COVID 19 for making us experience life free from pollution as it would not have been possible to stop the human race otherwise.
So I suggest, don’t let Mother nature become a "Once Upon a Time".