Ever since we asked our children about their summer break, we have received a flood of emails – stories of vacation trips and summer camps, swimming lessons and visiting grandparents. Here are accounts from Ahaana, Mihika, Dhrithi, and Misha about how they spent their summer vacations.
Visiting Ajja and Ajji
Summer Vacation with Grandparents (Ajja, Ajji) – Memories to cherish
For my summer vacation this time I went to my grandparent’s house. It’s an apartment. My mother took me there and went back after one day. I was staying alone without my parents for the first time. I was very sad and nervous about staying without mom and dad. After 2-3 days I was feeling ok and made new friends in the apartment. I made a best friend called Akshaya. We played morning, afternoon and evening and had loads of fun. In the evening all my friends came down and we all played games like- Hide and Seek, Knock-Knock, Confusion, Zoom and many more. I became very independent and learnt many things to do all alone. Grandpa (Ajja) used to say many stories which had some moral. Grandmom(Ajji) made very tasty home food. My favourite dish was raw mango (mavinkayi) chutney, Ladyfinger saar (sambar). I did not watch TV, no internet, no mobile games, no laptop games but only played with friends. I also did Rangoli with my grandmom.
One day I went shopping with my grandfather, there I got a board game called “memory” as a gift. We all played that together. I stayed there for almost a month and soon it was time to go back home. Mom and Dad had promised to take me for a small trip as a treat for being good with Ajja and Ajji.
Well, I had super fun in my summer holidays. How about you?
Ahaana C Vijaya, 3rd Grade, Ekya BTM
Missing all my teachers
My summer vacation had a good start. Because 2nd April, I had a birthday party. Her name is Parvati. I had pizza, samosa and ice-cream. The return was nice but a little noisy. And on the same day was the first day of summer camp and swimming class. Every day we use to have lots of fun. But most of the fun stopped on 20th of April. Then we went to Goa and the fun started again. In Goa, I went to the beach and played with the waves. We came back on 29th April and slept the next day. I unpacked all my stuff. I missed my friends in Goa, so I came back and played and played and played. I started with my swimming class. In May, I am going to visit my grandparents and come back and again join swimming and then study.
I MISS ALL THE TEACHERS
Mihika Bachu, 1C, Ekya School BTM Layout
Swimming in the Summer
During my summer holidays
I went for swimming classes.
I had a lot of fun there.
The pool had four feet of water.
In the beginning, it was difficult,
Then I started enjoying swimming.
I ate ice-cream. My favourite
were choco cream and mango.
They were very tasty.
Now I am very excited to go to
my grandparents’ house in Shimoga.
Dhrithi P, Grade II, Ekya School JP Nagar
My Trip to Dubai
This summer, my family and I went to Dubai. We went there for an eight-day trip and came back refreshed, relaxed and with lots of happy memories.
Dubai is a beautiful and well-planned city which is a desert with almost every building or structure breaking a world record. No wonder it had many tourists! We went to many places and each one was special in its own way. The places we went to or things we tried were Desert Safari, Dow Cruise, Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, Miracle Garden, Bollywood Park, Lost Chambers and Atlantis, The Dubai Frame, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, The Jumeriah Palm Island and Beach, Gold Souk and Meena Bazaar.
Wooh! That was a lot of places!
Each and everything had some kind of world record like the fastest rollercoaster in the world in Ferrari World, largest structure ever made with flowers in Miracle Garden, the largest mall in the world which was the Dubai Mall, most luxurious hotel in the world which was the Al Arab and the tallest building in the world which was of course, the Burj Khalifa. From riding on the fastest rollercoaster to staring out of the window of the 124th floor in the Burj Khalifa to just relaxing on the beach and admiring the rarest forms of fish in the Lost Chambers, I had all the experiences I had never done before and enjoyed myself to the best. With its awesome cleanliness, well trendy markets, amazing monuments, huge amusement parks, unique culture, I think Dubai is a must visit family destination.
A man-made city in a desert!
Misha Raichandani,Grade VII, Ekya School JP Nagar
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