As the school year is coming to an end and summer break is right around the corner, students may find themselves not knowing what to do, so here are some safe summer activities to do either outdoors or indoors.
Go out for a walk
Yes, it may not seem that interesting, but going out for a walk or run has many health benefits, such as increasing your cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness. Even if it's just a 10-minute walk, it can help clear your mind from any stress you have.
Although rock climbing does seem like a hard sport, it has many benefits like strengthening your muscles and cardiovascular system, while improving flexibility. Some places you could try are Central Rock Gym in Stoneham at 10 Adam Rd or their Boston location at 99 Beverly St Boston, MA 02114, both locations have 4.5 stars on Yelp.
Drive-in movies are a great way to safely watch movies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people may be scared to go to the movie theatre, but with drive-in movies, you can enjoy the experience with family and friends safely.
Getting together with friends
During the summer you can get together with friends, as long as you follow all safety guidelines: try avoiding large crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, do not travel long distances to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and always wear a mask when you are indoors or outdoors unless you are eating. Amber Craig, a sophomore at Malden High School, says that “[she usually] goes to the beach” and gets together with friends there.
Enroll in online classes
If you are looking for a way to spend your summer break getting ahead in school, a great choice is to enroll in online classes. You can find many online classes for free that can teach you different topics, such as languages or subjects to prepare you for the next school year.
Learn something new
On the topic of summer learning, a great thing to learn is a new language. Learning a new language can benefit you when you are traveling to different places and help you communicate with others. There are many free classes and PDFs online to help you study.
Get a summer job
A summer job can be helpful if you want to earn money and either save it or spend it on things you would like. You can learn some new skills whether it be communication skills or getting more experience for future reference.
Get involved in charity work
Volunteering for charities is a great way to help improve your working skills. This can help you get a feel of what a working environment is like while helping the community at the same time. Claudia Romero, a Spanish teacher at Malden High School, has a foundation that helps low-income children who like music. She likes to dedicate her free time to helping this foundation and help kids achieve their goals. Her foundation is called Fundacion Integrate.