When I was a high school student, my holidays were predictable. I spent Easter holidays helping my parents at home, went camping with my friends during August holidays, and dedicated Christmas holidays to visiting relatives and friends.
Although I was given freedom to organise my holiday time, my parents wanted to know exactly what I was doing and with whom. I let them know what I was up to and the time I would return, otherwise I would be in trouble.
I had no radio in my room and the whole family watched TV in the living room. Even then, TV was switched off at 9 o’clock and we were expected to go to bed.
You must be thinking, ‘How boring!’ I thought my life was boring too. Now I look back and I am glad my parents were strict.
There is little to admire in my friends who were left to do whatever they wished during the holidays. Some became pregnant, took alcohol and drugs and one is even a known criminal in the market.
Indeed, I am grateful to my parents for helping me plan my holidays wisely. What about you? What are you planning to do this holiday?
Firstly, your teacher probably gave you homework. A wise person would clear it before Christmas to avoid rushing at the last minute.
Try out the homework individually before joining discussion groups. Also borrow and share ideas with students from other schools.
‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jane a gloomy girl.’ Create time for leisure by joining a youth group or a volunteers club in order to develop your social skills.
Lastly, think of spending time with your family. Be useful at home by cleaning the house, preparing meals, shopping and help your siblings with school work. If you live in the city organise and visit your grandparents in the village.