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Date of Upload: 24th December, 2016

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‘In real life only diverse surroundings have the practical power of inducing a natural, continuous flow of life and use’. - Jane Jastin

The idea of a sandwich as a snack goes back to Roman times. Scandinavians perfected the technique with the Danish open – faced sandwich and smorrebrod. And what better place to bite into this delicacy and feel it slide downs the oesophagus than when you are on a picnic and enjoying the winter sun caressing your skin.

One fine Saturday morning, 24th December 2016 the children of Grades 1 and 2 of Billabong High, Bhopal embarked upon their newest adventure ( and adventures they have in plentiful ), a picnic to ‘ Sair Sapata’.

Reaching the park by bus, well supplied with lunch, snacks etc, we were greeted by the cool wind blowing from over the lake and a freshness which only parks can lend these days in modern ‘smart’ cities.

First, we enjoyed some light snacks over some friendly banter sitting in small groups we played games. And sure fun it was playing dog and the bone, ladder and sticks and of course the hurdle race which satiated the competitive spirit of the majority.

The wild swinging on the swing and tearing through the park at breakneck speed ( only joking ) on the train were all experiences which we shall remember till eternity.The walk on the rickety bridge across the lake did have its FUNFILLED SHRIEKING moments. By 1:30 pm, we were all a bit tired and ready to start back for the school. The bus ride back was another occasion to share funny incidents, crack jokes and sing a few songs.

Keeping with the true traditions at Billabong High we kept the park free of any litter while coming back.

First, we enjoyed some light snacks over some friendly banter sitting in small groups we played games. And sure fun it was playing dog and the bone, ladder and sticks and of course the hurdle race which satiated the competitive spirit of the majority.
Grades: 1 and 2

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