MY LAST DAY AT SCHOOL
It is a custom in our school that the students of class IX bid farewell to the out going students of class X. They make the parting day as much memorable as they can. They arrange a parting feast and bear all its expenses. They do their best to make the function a success.
This year 20th February was my last day at school. The school bell rang as usual. The boys of class X were sad I outlook. After the first period the teachers and the student of highs classes met in the school halt. The Head Master and teachers sat in chairs. We, the students took out seats or dual desks.
The function was started by the students of class IX They started reading poems. They sang songs and made speeches suited to the occasion. Every item of the program me was directed towards the outgoing class. Then our class in charge got up. He made a speech which moved our heart.
He told us that we were soon entering life. Our care-free life would end soon after we got school certificates. After passing Secondary School Examination we would have to face the hard realities of life. He advised us to face the life boldly and honestly. He asked us to be honest, truthful and upright in our dealings. He advised us to set an aim of our life and try to achieve it with fair means.
Last of all the Head Master rose in his seat. There were clappings on all sides. He made a brief but beautiful speech. He talked of our association with school for number of years. It was the school and its worthy teachers that had prepared them for the struggle of life. He explained in details the advantages of simple living and high thinking. He wished us all a successful life and a bright future.
Then our monitor thanked the Head Master, the member of staff and the students of class IX for their good wishes. He promised on behalf of his class fellows that they would keep in mind the lessons taught by their teachers. He further said that they would do their best to remove ignorance from Pakistan. He assured the Head Master and the teachers that they would never forget their school, the temple of learning.
After these lectures the grand tea-party took place. Fruits and sweets were served in great quantity. We ate them to our fill. There was a lot of fun. At 4 P.M. we were photographed. This was the last item of the function.We left the school with mixed feelings of joy and sorrow.