You have a week off from school. How are you planning to spend this time and make the most of it? Here are some ideas on what to do over March Break.
Sleep – No doubt, you have been busy in the past weeks. March Break is good time to catch up on some sleep! Remember, getting enough sleep is central to your overall well-being and, also, to your academic performance.
Get Ahead – Plan what you have upcoming after March Break. Perhaps you have a big assignment due or test right after the break? Try to do some school work ahead of time, so your weeks back after the break are not so stressful. If you are taking grade 9 math, try our free grade 9 math prep courses and start studying for your next test.
Open Houses – Most colleges and university host an Open House during March Break, giving high school students, their parents, and family members an opportunity to visit the institution. You will have the chance to see the campus, meet faculty and staff, and learn more about the programs offered. This may also help you in determining where you would like to apply or deciding upon an offer of admission.
Enrichment Programs – March Break is a great time to explore your interests and learn something new. Higher education institutions and other organizations run various enrichment programs throughout the year for secondary school students. As an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, I had the chance to help with the Waterloo Unlimited enrichment program, which runs during March Break. It was a wonderful experience to meet such enthusiastic high school students interested in science and research. There are many enrichment programs offered through higher education institutions or other organizations. Consider looking into some of these when you get the chance.
Employment – Gaining work experience over the March Break is another way to spend your time. Earning some extra money can also help you save up for college or university. While you might have a certain career path in mind, it is important to start somewhere. The first jobs you do help you build skills for future employment opportunities.
Volunteering – You may already be interested or involved in a certain cause, club, or organization. Volunteering is a great way to help others, give back to your community, meet new people, gain skills, and experience. Community involvement is also a requirement for Ontario high school students who must complete forty hours of community service before graduation.
Fun – Don’t forget to have some fun over March Break. Do something for yourself and enjoy the break!