The recess period comes usually in the middle of the day. Its object this to allow some time to the teachers and the taught to refresh themselves mentally and physically.
How Students Feel bore Before the Recess Period:
Sometimes before the recess period begins, the students feel bore. They become inattentive to the class. They no longer follow the teachers. They grow tied of their lessons. They look eagerly forward to the recess period. Some of the naughty boys even approach the school peon and ask him to ring the bell. All this shows that change is badly needed.
Scene at the Commencement of the Recess Period:
As soon as the recess bell goes, all the boys shut their books. They go out. This action of their sometimes makes the teacher angry. But they cannot help it. They want to be free for sometimes. They wish to remain away from the dull atmosphere of the class.
Scene during the Recess Period:
When the students come out class-rooms, they relax themselves in different ways. The boys of rich families enjoy nice things, sweets, fruits or milk which their parents send for them. The boys belonging to average families eat some cheap things which they buy from the hawkers who reach school by this time. The poor boys generally bring food and eat it sitting in the class-rooms.
Having satisfied their hunger; boys sit in the groups and discuss many things. Sometimes the subject of their talks is some teacher whom they hate for his strictness. At other times, it is some unpopular boy or unsocial class fellow of their. At times, however, they talk of politics. The students of lower classes play with balls in the playground. Very often they use their time to laugh and make themselves cheerful.
After the Recess Period:
As soon as the period is over, the happy mood of the boy goes away. They become serious again. They run to their rooms lest they should be late:
Recess period has become a regular feature in every day life too. These days there is an interval of half an hour in almost all offices. Some of the shops in the towns also observe launch time.