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Quest asks students of various schools how they spend their weekends. What fun do they have on Sundays and other holidays.

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September 24, 2012 12:43:41 am

Quest asks students of various schools how they spend their weekends. What fun do they have on Sundays and other holidays

Sunday is a day to relax and enjoy. This Sunday we went to a fun-and-food village.

We — my parents,uncle,aunt,cousin and I — reached there in a car at about noon. My father purchased tickets for us. When he returned from the ticket counter,he looked as if he had won a lottery. We all shouted happily.

We ran towards the entry gate. Our parents had a difficult time controlling us. My aunt created a fuss saying the water was dirty and we all would fall ill,but who wanted to listen to her when the pool was so inviting.

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Soon,my father and uncle were also in the pool and we played throwball. Oh! It was fun! After interminably cavorting in the pool,we went down a slide. Zoom!!!

My mother then announced it was lunch time. She and aunt had prepared heavenly food.

My uncle brought ice-cream for all after lunch.

Time flew and it was 5 pm.

We were taken to a restaurant where my parents had tea and snacks while the kids had burgers and soft drink.

By the time we returned home at 7 in the evening,my mother was very tired. She ordered pizzas and we ate while watching the movie Home Alone. How I wish every day was a Sunday.

But I also wonder if I would enjoy as much as I do if every day was a Sunday!

Sailee Nitin Acharekar,VI-B

St. Lawrence High School

Sunday is the day I yearn for every day. Let me tell about one of my best Sundays. Sunday means no work,a small vacation.

I told my parents on Saturday night not to disturb me the next morning as I was going to get up late and start the day with tea and newspaper,followed by a sumptuous breakfast. I had planned to spend the morning watching cartoons on TV.

My best friend called me to help her with project work. She requested to explain a few English poems as she had a test that day.

We were feeling hungry,so I made breakfast for both of us,something special. Then I taught her not only English but also a few sums of maths. My friend thanked me for standing by her in the time of need.

Thus it is proved that ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’. My Sunday was a little different but gave me immense satisfaction because I was helpful to my friend.

Paromita P Manna,VI-A

St. Lawrence High School

I am a school student and like every student,I wait for holidays.

I study,play and sleep on holidays. I love sleeping for hours together. But that is not my favourite holiday activity — it is watching horror movies downloaded on my laptop.

When the movies are getting downloaded in the day,I make sure I finish all my pending work and as soon as the needle hits 7,I forget the whole world and watch movies.

Horror does not always mean ghost movies — some are also based on cannibalism (Wrong Turn) or about a serial killer (Saw). I find these really interesting.

After I watch a movie I always think about entering the field of movie-making. I always think how challenging it would be to make a film with so many effects.When somebody asks me about my favorite holiday activity I always say this and get a strange look.

But then I am proud of my choice and I don’t mind telling it to the world.

Harshala Sanghvi,10th,

Arunodaya Public School

The seven days of a week have been divided into two categories — the first five days from Monday to Friday are weekdays and the remaining two days,Saturday and Sunday,make a weekend. Generally,the young generation likes to go to parties or movies on weekends.

However,being tenth standard students,we neither get time to complete our school work nor do we get time for extra-curricular activity.

So,it is very important that we spare weekends for extra-curricular activity. This will maintain our physical and mental strength which is very important for a tenth standard student.

My favorite weekend activity is gathering latest information,anything that I don’t know.

I also write a diary on weekends. I love to bring new storybooks from school library or any book pertaining to my studies.

I bring books that will help me improve my vocabulary and expand my knowledge.

Bharti Dubey,X

RAVAL INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

I LIke being outdoor,going for short trips but never had a chance. So,I decided to go on a camping trip with my friends. We planned a three-day trip. We went cycling to a hillside place named Sugar Loaf in Matheran.

The journey from Matheran to Sugar Loaf was very exciting. We carried two tents and each of us had our own sleeping bag. We carried kitchen utensils. We also took two large water containers. We had a small axe for cutting firewood and a few other necessary things. We had taken torch,match-box,a camera,a map and binoculars. We decided to use water from nearby lake,after boiling.

We chose a site on a high level ground that was little away from lake. We found an area of soft soil and pitched two tents there. We used deadwood to light fire for cooking. At night we kept the fire burning for warmth and protection. We collected rubbish and leftovers in a large jute bag.

We spent most of the day walking the hilly terrain. We saw varieties of birds ,colourful butterflies,caterpillars,etc,and took pictures .

We found a variety of trees,plants,flowers,medicinal plants,etc,and gathered lots of knowledge about nature.

At twilight we lit a campfire. After meal we relaxed around the fire. We sang songs softly and shared jokes. Three of us slept in one tent and three in another.

It was the most enjoyable time of our lives. We shared a warm camaraderie. The surrounding was calm and beautiful,nature was at its very best. The weather was pleasant. Time literally flew. The trip had come to an end and we had to pack up. This trip,however,will always remain etched in my memory.

Jyotika P Baug,IX- C

St. Lawrence High School

The main things I did this weekend were submitting assignment,going to church,and mowing grass in the frontyard.

Since I started my distance education,I spend all my spare time reading my textbook and research-related topics on the internet to improve my knowledge and answer all the questions asked by my instructor. Saturday afternoon I spent a lot of time editing my essay draft before I submitted it. When I finished editing,I read it again and again but I wasn’t satisfied with my work.

So I decided to read it again on Sunday. Sunday morning was a little chilly. However,my friend and I didn’t change our mind and went to church about 24 miles from our home. We stayed there until 1 pm. After church,my friend and I went to our favourite restaurant as usual for lunch. By the time we got home it was 3.30 pm. After a little rest,watching a movie and chatting with my friend,I went to the frontyard to mow the grass.

Keyur J. Patel ,VII

RAVAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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