If you’re a teacher or a student, it’s safe to say you’re in agreement that the summer months with weeks of blissful freedom on the horizon, are the happiest time of the year!
That’s not to say you don’t deserve it. Although teachers might finish school at 3.30pm, most put in much longer hours than the average office worker, what with all the planning and paperwork they need to do. Plus, students who have faced the dreaded exam period will be in desperate need of escaping their revision and soaking up some much needed vitamin D in the great outdoors! Here at Banana HQ, we take our hats off to you!
But whilst students are most likely to be sleeping until noon, hanging out in the park or generally luxuriating in the fact that school’s out for summer, what exactly are you teachers doing? It’s a mystery that baffles students, parents and society as a whole each and every year!
Well, contrary to popular belief, teachers don’t just cease to exist as the school year finishes, nor do they hibernate in the stock cupboard until Autumn is upon us. We know that most teachers want to make the most of their well-earned time off. Here are a few ways they can do it and #SeizeAdventure at the same time:
Discover the world.
With five to six weeks off, there’s no better time than to push all thoughts of routine to the back of your mind, book a holiday and discover the world! With Europe right on our doorstep, there are golden sands, cerulean waters and majestic mountains just a short hop, skip and jump away. Plus, some long haul destinations like Indonesia or Thailand might cost a bit more than you’d like for the plane ticket but are cheap as chips once you’re out there! Can you hear it? That’s the sound of adventure calling!
Sometimes it’s all too easy to get bogged down in ensuring all the right topics are covered to get your students through their exams and you forget that your subject can actually be fun! Now you’ve got some free time, read more books, go to more plays, visit an exhibition or two, whatever floats your boat! Rediscover your own passions and by the time September rolls around you’ll be feeling ready to inspire your tribe again!
Try something new.
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is a must in the summer months, there’s no better time to enjoy the exhilaration of trying something new. Take a banana leaf out of our book and come try one of our high ropes courses at Go Ape, or explore our beautiful forest locations on board your very own Segway. We guarantee that you’ll know what true freedom tastes like as you shoot down our zip-wires or leap from our high platforms! We’ll get that adrenaline pumping, that’s for sure.
But seizing adventure at Go Ape doesn’t have to stop once the summer is over! We offer inspiring school trip packages that start from £12 per child, with supervising adults going absolutely free! With a fun-filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy, you can turn those back-to-school frowns upside-down.