Are You Ready For A Break?
Birds are chirping, snow is melting, and the smell of spring is in the air. And with every beginning of spring there is spring break. Well, for those in school at least.
Students’ last day before the break is March 12 and students return on Monday, March 29th. That’s 16 full days to plan activities, start a new hobby, finish a project, or do whatever else you do in your free time.
British Columbia’s weather in March can be a bit of a mixed bag as warmer conditions begin to return. The Old Farmer’s Almanac implies we will see a wet and cold beginning of spring this year.
Spring Break Dates For 2021
iLearn school services will be unavailable the week of March 15 – 26. School services will reopen on Monday, March 29th.
What To Do This Spring Break
Sitting around at home is getting old. At least for us. If you’re looking for something to do this break, look no further. Here is some inspiration for things to do this break:
Plan fun activities:
If you have felt cooped up, then get outside and be active! Scheduled or impromptu biking trips or rollerblading sessions can help you stay active while remaining in your neighbourhood. If you’re planning to venture out of the neighbourhood, some other ideas are hiking, cross-country skiing, and frisbee golf. As long as it’s outdoors with mild-vigorous activity, you’re sure to feel better after fresh air and exercise outside.
Start a project:
Use this time to learn something like how to make websites, how engines work, how to paint, or how to build something. Projects are a helpful way to stay occupied while learning practical hands-on skills.
Finish something you started:
Ok so you might have already started a project and now it’s sitting in the corner of your room, untouched for months. If this sounds like you, then maybe it’s time to put the finishing touches on it and call it complete.
Springtime usually calls for a major spring cleaning. This may look a little different for everyone. For some this means cleaning the entire house top to bottom. For others, it means taking action on put-off chores. Take some time to organize your computer files, clear some data on your phone, clean out the fridge, prepare the garden; these are all common things to take care of seasonally.
Start something new:
Whether it’s a new routine, a new video game, or a new exercise, starting something, anything, new is a good way to keep your brain active and engaged.
Join an (online) event:
There are plenty of events worldwide that are available virtually. Whether you’re into technology, sports, or reading, there are events out there calling your name. The best part is you get to do it all without having to leave your couch.
What About School Work?
In order to maintain good mental health and learn at your best, it’s important to take days off to rest. Although students can choose to study independently during this period, we believe with proper schedule management that all students should be able to take some time to rest this break.
We urge those who want to get their courses started before the break to check your eligibility as soon as possible so you can get started right away.