Why Go To School? - Sherkhan

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself" - John Dewey.

Although our home is our first school. Despite that, formal schooling is also essential. We go to a school, of course, to learn and get educated, but also we develop social skills and learn to interact with the world, we develop the confidence to speak and perform in front of an audience.

When I was in 5th standard, I was selected for the theatrical performance in our Annual Function. The play's theme was based on a suspenseful yet exciting story, "The Jungle Book". I was to give the voice to the character of "Sherkhan". Other than many long dialogues, there was voice modulation to match with the voice of a tiger if it could speak. We practised for around 1 and half months or so. However, I became nervous on the day of the performance and thought that I would blackout and forget my dialogues. When I started performing, I surprisingly remembered all my dialogues, and the whole thing turned out quite well. After the performance, the chief guest of the function appreciated me in front of everyone.

Our principal Mrs Brinda Ghosh blessed and appreciated me for my success. I also got recognition from all my Shreegurus, and for some time, I was known as; Sherkhan.

A school is a plethora of knowledge learning skills and a place where we can express our creativity with no limits.

Yashraj Sharma (Sherkhan)
Class: VIII D
Gyanshree School
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