Most of us came into
Loyola in 1985 in the UKG class. A chunk of others joined us in
the 5th Standard. The junior school years were memorable in that
we developed our affinity for sports in those years, dreaded examinations
and studied with a fear and fervor that we unfortunately could'nt
replicate in later years.We were taught by some really wonderful
teachers but everyone still had their favorites.
The Dream Batch we call oursleves took
primitive form in the 8th standard when we were ganged up and touted
to be the school's academic cream(!) and placed in the ICSE class.
We certainly did well the first 3 years securing a school record
equalling 43 distinctions and 1 first class. But these 3 years also
witnessed the nascent growth of a carefree, indisciplined and what
some say arrogant streak in us.
The Plus Two Years were the best years
in all our lives. We were uncrowned kings of the school, the little
boys were scared and respected us, most of us had begun sporting
moustaches and we were always looking for new ways to have fun with
the net result that studies took a back seat. But the hours spent
chatting in the shade of the trees, day after day of cricket and
basketball games, long walks after tuitions, contact classes etc
etc had fostered in us such a unity and brotherhood that will last
the test of time.