Back To School (Living Arrows)
Welcome back to my photo adventure, Living Arrows, which is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”.
I’ll share photos of both Shalini and Shivam from our week. These will be simple photos that capture a moment of childhood.
Yesterday the kids went back to school. Both of them have been ready to back for a while and as soon as the weather changed, they wanted the holidays to end quickly. Thankfully I had their uniforms bought and organised during the summer so no frantic last-minute shopping for me – for a change.
Shivam has started Year 4 and we hope he continues to show passion and dedication to his learning. He’s like a sponge, absorbing all the information around him. He enjoys school immensely, with Maths being his favourite subject.Sukh and I both walked him to school on the first morning back. I won’t get the chance to do many of the morning school runs because of a change in my working hours. Sukh will drop the kids off in the morning and I will pick them up from their grandparents’ when I head home. So it was nice to be able to drop him off today and watch his excited little face as he saw his friends for the first time in weeks and informed us of his new drop off and pick up point. His uniform, as at the beginning of every school year, looks immaculate. That won’t last long!
We have to leave a lot earlier to drop Shalini off at High School but it’s handy that their start times don’t clash. She has started Year 8 and is no longer the baby in a big school. Not that she looks like a baby – with her height she could easily pass off as a Year 9 or 10.
Thankfully I didn’t have to buy much for Shalini as I had bought a slightly bigger size last year. She was growing so rapidly I feared she would need new things before long but some of those items still fit her this year. Unlike her brother, she keeps her uniform items relatively clean. Shalini was as excited as Shivam to be going back and for the first day only, was dropped off at 9:30. The slightly later start was to allow Year 7’s to have a good look around before the older kids bombarded the school.
Shalini wants to continue being a part of the Netball team, may join the orchestra and wants to explore Drama club this year.
Here’s hoping they both have great school years.
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