The teachers give us interesting projects and home work for two months prior to the end of April, when school closes for the summer. We are working on these assignments before we return to school in June. They involve science and the arts. It requires creativity and study, as well as a great deal of learning outside of the school curriculum.
When I am on summer vacation with my family, I like to spend the evenings at Marina Beach or Elliott’s Beach. It is humid in Chennai, but the morning and evening breezes are cool at the beach. When we visit the beach, we enjoy steamed peanuts and ice cream. Sometimes we dine out afterward, and that is fun too.
I enjoy drawing and painting with water colors. During summer vacations I can spend my time leisurely painting. It is a pleasure to paint beautiful locations in India with the local people and local scenery. Painting on location is an extremely rewarding experience for me, because I get a sense of the actual place as I paint it. I therefore carry my painting material with me when my family goes on trips.
In addition to participating in many art competitions and winning prizes, I have also had a solo exhibition in an art gallery in Chennai. During summer, we enjoy ice cream and my mother pampers my brother and me with all kinds of goodies.
In the summer holidays, it is great fun to read English literature and munch on the goodies that my mother makes.