On Friday, 8th December, 2017, 6 Again organized its very first board-game event: ‘Game Knights’. This called for students and faculty to come together and play a variety of games such as Sequence, Ludo, Pictionary, Jenga, and Charades. We had been planning this much-anticipated event months before it took place. Organizing it was hectic: from printing posters and invites to searching for the best games and hiring food vendors, but all the effort was absolutely worth it after the splendid fun-filled afternoon we spent!
We started off by playing individual games in small groups, but soon everyone came together (faculty and students) and formed two large teams to play Pictionary and Charades. One of the highlights of the event was when Sir Roque’s Pictionary team managed to win despite the other team having a huge lead! Sipping on our hot chocolate, indulging in mouth-watering (literally) paani puri and piping-hot fries in the December breeze, we watched students and teachers make silly gestures interpreting movie titles. Who knew that aggressively yelling out guesses for Pictionary could unify crowds of students who hadn’t met before! Each falling Jenga stack revived our cheerful spirits. Game Knights was a huge success and left us all feeling energized and ready to take on the approaching test week and SATs.
6 Again was formed last term in an attempt to bring more positivity and stress-relief into the lives of fellow students. A levels throws a lot of stress at us all, whether it’s in the form of crazy deadlines, insane workload, or just overall high expectations; even extra-curriculars tend to be very demanding! We decided that there needs to be a space for droopy-eyed, over-burdened students to unwind and what better way of doing so than by channelling our inner free-spirited child? Abiding by our motto ‘to be 6 Again’, we take trips down memory lane to the days filled with creativity, colouring, artsy DIYs, board games, movie nights and high sugared snacks.
With the external pressure we all face, it is easy to forget the importance of having a creative outlet, where those facing similar struggles can come together, collaborate, and bond. While activities such as team-building games, music, and story-telling may seem like a ‘waste of time’, I believe that a support system like this can actually enhance productivity, and this is proven by the positive response we get after each of our activities! We hope to continue hosting small projects such as an ‘origami session’ and a ‘comedy night’ throughout the year, and hopefully, for many years to come.