Officially we are in our Easter Holidays so this normally means we should have two weeks of no school work.. HOORAY!! But we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation due to coronavirus, meaning its nothing we have experienced before. With this in mind, should we consider carrying on with some sort of schoolwork, even throughout the holidays?
On social media, Google, etc. there is so much information and advice telling us how important it is to keep routine. Getting up at the same time as usual, getting washed and dressed, not just staying in our pajamas, all of which are part of a routine. Routine gives structure and purpose to our day so that we actually have an idea how the day is going to go. If we don’t have a structure and just sit around all day, we could develop some anxiety or stress issues. Continuing with school work doesn't have to mean lots of math's and English, there are other and more creative ways to learn such as clay-modeling your favorite character from a book you are reading , writing a story and then draw a picture for it or just an art lesson in general since this is a lesson that you do in school anyway. This may not be what you would consider a ‘normal’ school day, but your brain is still ticking, and you have structure to break down your day – win all round!
On the other side of this, some people might still feel that they shouldn’t have to do any work due to the fact that it is their Holiday break. This is understandable as they would usually have little or no schoolwork to do during this period of Easter. However, as I mentioned before this is not a normal situation and we have already missed two whole weeks with our class and teachers. If some do decide they do not want to do any school work during holidays, instead of spending the time gaming and on screens, it may be best to play outside as much as possible as that is amazing for your mental and physical health.
Therefore, using skepticism with an open mind, I feel we should do a small amount of work each day as It keeps structure so when we re-enter the real world after all of this it won't be such a big change. I also feel that we should try our very hardest to keep up with our schoolwork. This is a worrying time and I believe it is so important that we stay in routine to keep our mental health stable.
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