A long weekday with all the online classes might give you a headache. We need a break! The breakfast club is an interactive and entertaining session where students learn teamwork skills, Breakfast club helps you not only to the good and great times and create new memorable times with our buddy classmates, but also fun activities and games to engage in. We have a good time talking, laughing, and doing a lot of fun and entertaining activities. The activities are set in a way where it is fun and our classmates get to know more about each other.
As our day starts we greet each other and start to share good things with our classmates and then we start off with our activities (the teacher posts per-work for the students before the breakfast club starts) after all the fun we sign off with a smiling face and positive vibes. We conduct the breakfast club for every first and second Saturdays. We keep it for half an hour as we need ample rest for our eyes and brain. The breakfast club is a good relax for your brain from all our online courses
At the breakfast club, students share their thoughts with the class. By this, the interaction and the bonding between the class will increase and the students will get to know each other better. This will ultimately lead to friendship and kindness between the students and we will gain strong team working skills and at last, I would like to quote the inspiring statements told by Sir John Dickinson “UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL”.
When the pandemic started, many things were taken away from us. One of them was school. When COVID-19 appeared, our school CMR NPS shut down shortly, and it seemed out of the ordinary because we didn’t need to write our final exams anymore. As children, we felt an incomplete closure of the 2019-2020 academic year.
During the months of lockdown, our school kept us connected with ZOOM summer sessions and gradually started live online schooling. Initially, we were skeptical about the new schooling environment. In this form though, we missed out on a few elements that we enjoyed in the physical school, like recess and lunch breaks where we could casually talk and talk with our friends, and PE which was basically where we played sports like football and kept ourselves physically fit. In zoom, however, we could only attend to subject matter, and we couldn’t nonchalantly communicate with our friends.
As a gateway towards interacting more liberally, our school brought in a very innovative idea called the Breakfast Club as an alternative to connect with my fellow class mates. This activity takes place every Saturday of the month except the 2nd Saturdays. On each Saturday between 10:00 – 10:30 am, we do a fun and enjoyable activity with freer conversation between the students and our class teacher who chairs the session. During the first session, we played an entertaining game called 2 truths 1 lie, where in each person would tell 3 statements about themselves and the rest of the students in the class would guess which of the statements the lie was. We were all amused by this activity and attended each breakfast club with the same elation. Once, we had to collect 15 items from our house, listed by our teacher, in a span of 5 minutes. After salvaging as many items as we could, the people who collected all 15 items or the highest number, would pick up one of the items and tell a story about it. I was one of them and got to tell an interesting incident related to my three-year old water bottle! The most recent Breakfast Club on the 18th of July, was the most delightful yet. We had to list things we had never seen or done before, and each person would take chances orating what they had on their list. There were many funny and witty answers, but it lightened our moods, especially with the online reviews going on now.
I would love it, if the duration of the Breakfast Club increased to one hour. My friends would agree with me because they look forward to it fervently every Saturday.
Adhvik K S and Rishab of VII A