THE WINDOW WHICH IS OPEN- by Andreea Iuga, a student at Scoala Ferdinand n0. 64, Bucharest
On an ordinary school day I wake up at half past six as usual in order to get ready for school. But this school year is not an ordinary one for me. Actually, I’m a bit scared because I’m in the eighth grade and I have an important exam waiting for me at the end of the year. The thought of failing this exam scares me so much that sometimes I feel like a kitten running from a dog for fear she might be eaten. In such moments my mother knows how to encourage so that shortly after I speak to her I think I’m a lion and I’m not afraid of anything anymore.
If I can read the future, I think I know how to take the right decisions. I don’t want to miss a moment of happiness or a moment of sadness. I don’t want to loose these moments I spend with my family because these moments show me where I have mistaken. Also I don’t want to loose the moments I spend with my friends when we break up because these moments hurt us, especially when we aren’t together.
If a window to a wonderful place is opened for a day world, without the fear of taking a good mark or a bad one to follow me, I will jump over it. I want that place, it doesn’t matter how small it is, to be mine. I would want this place to be at the mountain, with fresh air with fresh grass and the pale sun casts its gentle rays over the dew.
When I wake up I am in my bed. I think it was a dream but when I stand up of my bed I see the wreath. When I get ready for another school day, I hinder of a plush kitten and I stand up with a stick which was taken at random. This strange event makes me want to become the happy lion and at the same time the eager lion which wants to learn many things.
Acest eseu este castigatorul premiului special in cadrul 2011 Shakespeare School Essay Competition, grupa de varsta 11-14 ani, avand ca tema o descriere a unei lumi perfecte pornind de la 4 imagini sugestive. Premiul a constat intr-un cadou surpriza din partea librariei Carturesti, o carte in limba engleza din seria penguin, de la Fischer International, voucher de reducere 25% la un curs de vara de limba engleza la Shakespeare School, discount card oferit de Puma, cadou din partea Reprezentantei Comisiei Europene in Romania. Dorim sa o felicitam pe Andreea pentru faptul ca s-a evidentiat din peste 5100 de eseuri trimise la concursul national de creatie in limba engleza organizat de Shakespeare School si ii uram mult succes in continuare!