Time away from school doesn’t necessarily mean that the learning has to stop. Here are some fun ways to stay motivated to study during the long summer break…

The impending summer break heralds’ holidays, enjoying the warm weather and much relaxing with friends and family. However, in between downtime and leisure activities it’s also important to keep your brain stimulated, so that you will be ready for the new academic term when study resumes.

Learning is a habit that should be practised and nurtured. In both US and UK educational settings research has shown that ‘summer learning loss’ is a real thing. Researchers who study education call this the ‘summer slide’ – the tendency for some students to ‘undo’ some of their academic gains when they’re no longer in a structured school setting, with the biggest losses seen in reading and maths.

However, summer doesn’t need to be a time when children fall behind in their academic development.

Importantly, cognitive motivation doesn’t have to involve formal learning and there are many fun activities that students can engage in over the summer break to exercise the brain:

Although some summer learning loss is unpreventable, these simple and enjoyable activities will ensure some solid steps are taken to keep your brain stimulated so that you are ready to engage with the new school year. All our staff and students have worked incredibly hard this year so enjoy the well-deserved break ahead!