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For as long as I can remember, we have always lived closed to a school, either across the road from one or right next door to one. In Madurai, we lived across the road from the school, the one I went to. And then came Tirunelveli, where we two streets away from one and then moved right next door to it.
Oh and guess what, now that we are in Chennai, my folks live in a street with not one but 5 schools on it and I live in a house that is bang opposite one,went to a school that was within walking distance as well.. hahah.. what are the odds of that right?
Now, why am I writing this post? Well, I just felt like sharing my experience about living in a home so close to a school. So, here goes...
The Frills and fancies- Advantages
- Walking distance– When I was in school, it was so cool. The school was just a hop skip jump away. I could leave home with 5 minutes to the 1st bell and still make it with few seconds left. There were times when we would be away for the holidays, and land back in town the morning of school reopening. It was courtesy this lack of distance that I could get ready in a jiffy and make it to school.
- Safe neighbourhood—Now in Chennai, since we live opp a school, there is always movement during the day, and there is a police van parked right outside day and night.
- Access to park, walking track and play area- These days, it is good to have some space to walk or run in, I just strap on my shoes and hit the area. Similarly, I have had times when I ended up playing basketball or volleyball with school kids [works cos the security guard/school nuns know me].
And now all I can do is grit and plug in my headphones to drown out the noise... Well, do you have any such experiences? Do share em...