When normal channels of recreation have dried up (holidays abroad; relaxing with friends; visiting family; going shopping; playing team sports or going to the gym), we need to dig deep and find new ones. Her Majesty the Queen has reassured us that ‘we’ll meet again’, but when? And what do we do in the meantime?
One feature of our new reality is an overwhelming chorus of well-intentioned advice about what to do with all of this bonus time, albeit that the space within which we are at liberty to use it without fear of arrest is limited to our own homes – apart from a daily exercise dash or a trip out for essential provisions.
The Pupil Voice speaks loud and clear at Mill Hill, and is always listened to, so rather than offering a list of teachers’ tips, we are pleased to share with you the advice of our pupils on how to keep well, stay busy and be happy, collated by Miss Boyle, Assistant Head (Pupil Development and Wellbeing):
Personal wellbeing has now, in a shockingly literal sense, become the world’s number one priority. Planes are grounded, borders are closed and almost two billion people are in lock-down. We encourage Millhillians, and all who read this, to take special care of the two most precious things in the world: yourselves and those around you.