Huddled together on the verandah of the school, with books splayed open in front of them, the three classmates were, in fact, savouring their last moments of being part of the school fest.
On Tuesday, the stage was set for a grand visual extravaganza as the Revenue District School Fest began in the capital.
The day, which started with literary and art competitions such as essay and painting competitions, gradually picked up pace.
For Class VIII student Shibina S, the fest is her maiden attempt.
The most affected are the students performing in dance competitions and they often faint after their performance.