There is no greater relief than hearing the bell heralding the recess period. All the students rush out from their classrooms shouting and laughing. Once out in the compound, everybody is busy playing and eating.

Students run here and there. They do not observe any discipline then. Both the teachers and the students wait for the period eagerly. They refresh themselves and feel relaxed after the continuous work in three-four periods.

Students play games and forget about their books. But some students make use of the time to copy homework from others’ notebooks. Such students do not work at home.

Some students sit in different corners of the ground and discuss their favourite topics. Small disputes and exchange of hot words are not very uncommon. In the recess period, the school canteen is full of life.

There are long queues to get eatables like samosas, bread-pakoras sandwiches and patties. Students prefer to sit in the canteen and have tea and cold drinks.

Teachers sit in the staff room eating and talking They also relax and prepare themselves for the remaining periods to start

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