Little ones tell us what they’re looking forward to about school
“I love my school uniform because it is blue, just like Princess Elsa’s colour.”
“I had uttappam for lunch. My teacher asked me if it was Indian food. I said, no, it’s not Indian food, it’s uttappam.”
“I’m going to do my homework…not like my brother!”
“I like school because I get to be with my friends. Today I did reading and homework.”
“I’m grown up now so I’m all ready to go to school.”
“I’m going to learn drawing and writing and will make new friends I want to be a doctor so that means I have to do all my homework every day.”
(with his older brother Tanish)
“I’m going to school with my big brother now.”
“I like school because I get to see my friends and play with them.”
Tafida and Shimaz Aleem
“At school we like to play on the monkey bars.”
A Prayer for learning
(A Sanskrit prayer to the Goddess of Learning, Saraswati, for the start of the new school year)
Varade Kama roopini,
Sidhir bhavathu me sada.
My salutations to Goddess Saraswati,
Who can take any form,
Who is the bestower of all boons.
I start my studies now,
With this prayer to her,
To make it effective and successful.