Ah, yes, Alice Cooper! Could we ever imagine forgetting this song every time the end of the school year and the start of the summer break begins? The bell chimed for the final time, the school gates are open, kids – best behaviour still, please – it’s time to run home and chill for the next six weeks.
Or, if you want, set yourself up to learn some new skills alongside relaxing, enjoying the warm weather, break from your school routine, late nights, and late mornings. Got anything in mind?
It can be a bit challenging to figure out what you want to learn especially if you just want to do absolutely nothing. After all, you’ve been studying hard since September and all you want to do is go on TikTok, YT shorts and Netflix! We don’t blame you! Down time is extremely essential for your well-being but as there are so many weeks ahead, learning a skill doesn’t have to mean burying your head in another book or studying hard. It could be something, anything, small or big. It’s your choice. But after the summer break is over, you can look back and be proud that you achieved something out of the box.
Here are some great ideas:
Yes! We had to put this at the top of the list. Children of all ages can have a child modelling career alongside their educational one. Kids, tweens, teens, or little ones can become models! Assignments come in fast and you’re in control of which one to pursue. If you’ve got exams coming up, booster classes to attend or simply just cannot make it, then you can let your agency know (like Models Direct, because we’re chill like that!) Modelling is great for developing interpersonal skills such as communication, time management, concentration and listening skills.
You might know how to work your posts and reels, to fire up all your socials but taking a photography class might be a great idea to learn the art of taking incredible snaps. You might be able to up-level your profile with picture-perfect images and gain extra skills in studio and darkroom practices, digital imagery, photography techniques, equipment and tech usage, and developing a photographic style.
Digital art and design
Digital media is making noise so it would be great to go where the sound is beating the loudest. Children can learn new digital art skills by understanding how to use software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to create graphics, logos, and other digital art over the summer.
One of Models Direct’s favs! Learning a foreign language can broaden your horizons, the world and cultural knowledge, and give you a competitive edge when you’re entering the job market. You can do this in your spare time with all the digital information out there such as online classes, videos, films, programs, audiobooks, or language learning apps like Duolingo, Memrise and Babbel.
Learn to juggle! It’s fun and really good for developing your hand-eye coordination, bi-manual dexterity and problem-solving skills. Plus, if you’re stepping into the modelling world, an agency would want to know what sets up apart from everyone else! Juggling is something that impresses and entertains, so why not give it a shot this summer?
Make this time out from school a productive one. It doesn’t have to mean big chunks of learning, small bite-size nuggets are just as effective, if not more! Good luck and let our MD team know how you get on.
PS if you’re a model, having extra skills will give you more of a competitive edge and get you noticed. Now, that’s something to think about…