Describe your first day at school
  • Where was it?

  • How the day went?

  • What happened?

  • Explain how you felt on that day?

I consider school life the best part of my childhood. It not only gave me lifelong friends but also taught me several lessons. I spent most of my school days studying at a school called PEN School in Delhi. I vaguely remember my kindergarten school days as I was only about 5 years old when I first joined the school; so, I would like to talk about my first day at PEN school. I switched schools after first grade and joined there in my second grade, studied until I finished ninth grade in the same school. It was in a small town in North Delhi encompassed by greenery, with a huge sports division, only a kilometre away from where I lived. It had the best teachers and seniors who inspired us to participate in quizzes, art competitions and sports. 

My first day there was nothing short of a roller coaster ride. I was looking for my classroom when I went astray but my then Science teacher helped me find it and made sure I was in the right room by checking my timetable. Later, my class teacher introduced me to my classmates and I was quickly greeted by them. They welcomed me to join them during lunch and played games thereupon. I was surprised with the kind welcome I received on my very first day in the school.

I was extremely apprehensive the moment I entered the classroom I was assigned to as I was the only new pupil in the class, and everyone seemed alien to me. However, helpful teachers came to my aid and friendly classmates calmed me assuring me of the good environment. I felt happy to have joined the school that made sure every student was valued and taken care of.



  1. Vague- unclear
  2. Encompass- surround
  3. Astray – away from the correct direction
  4. Thereupon – shortly after
  5. Apprehensive – anxious

Part 3 Follow Up - Questions & Answers

1. Do you think students should be taken to school by their parents or go by themselves?

Kids in kindergarten and primary school should always be accompanied by their parents or book a seat in the school bus while travelling to and from school. Once children become old enough to look after themselves, they can be allowed to go to school on their own.

2. Should children rely on their parents or be independent?

To a certain extent, children should take guidance from their parents for crucial things like choosing schools and matters involving money. Anyway, parents should let their kids choose for themselves and teach right from wrong, so they become responsible and independent individuals.

3. How can children become more independent?

Letting kids make their own choices at a young age frequently lets them become more independent and aware of the consequences of their decisions. Parents should also allow children some freedom for them to grow into strong and responsible individuals.

4. What is the effect if parents interfere with children’s life too much?

When parents interfere with children’s lives too much, they end up creating a claustrophobic environment for their kids. Children soon begin to lie to their parents or become too dependent on them for every small decision they need to make in their lives.