The holiday is a time for learners to take a break from the busy school schedule. But if not used productively, it can lead learners into bad behaviour. Last week, students of GS Nyandugu told the Education Times how they keep busy during the holidays.
I love learning new things such as cooking and doing sports. I’m also busy with my books and many other things so it helps me stay away from temptations.
During the holiday I am sometimes overwhelmed because there’s just too much to be done. I am expected to concentrate on my books but at the same time help with work at home. I am only required to spend time with my friends over the weekend. I believe it is important to always follow a timetable if we are to achieve much.
Dieudomme Manzi 17, S4
I avoid promiscuity by keeping myself busy throughout the holiday. I always help out with house chores and visit some friends but with the approval of my parents. I also make sure I’m back home early and revise my notes.
I spend most of my holiday on the farm and doing house chores such as cooking, mopping the house. I don’t normally attend parties except in rare cases and even then I seek my parents’ permission.
During holidays, I am always under the close watch of my parents. My parents facilitate me to go for karate lessons on condition that when I come back I will help them with work at home. That arrangement helps me be occupied and focused on more important things in life.
The first thing I do when the term ends is to design a timetable for books, work and leisure. I also visit relatives and friends.Considering that I am a disciplined person that sticks to my schedule, you will not find me in places that I had not planned to go to.
When I’m at home, I do lots of things. I spend some time reading but dedicate part of my day to playing and doing house chores. By the time the holiday is done, I feel refreshed and more knowledgeable. I don’t move a lot during the holiday unless it’s really necessary.
My parents own a business so I always help them during the holiday. It is also an opportunity for me to learn a number of things especially about managing finances. Sometimes, however, I hang out during the day because I’m very mindful about my safety.