Story last updated at 2/13/2013 - 2:47 pm
Middle school students, do you need a relaxing break from school? Ninety percent of eighth grade students say they want more relaxation time. This is a way to meet relaxation: each student should get two chosen days off every quarter.
To begin with, many want relief from school itself. Eighty-nine percent of the students I talked to wanted more time off from school. I myself want more time off school because it can get tiring and dull. The constant assignments, quizzes and tests ebb my patience along with that of others over time.
Many students I know wait for the weekend starting on Monday to get out of school because of its routine. I myself love weekends because all the work at school is stopped and I can relax and relieve homework responsibilities for a short time.
Also, kids want to relax while getting rid of stress. School can be stressful sometimes and nobody wants stress, and a good work-free break always helps get rid of stress. I am stressed by school often and all I want is some time out of school. Breaks are proven to relax the brain and re-fuel it for the hard work again.
These breaks could help get rid of a lot of stress for me and other students while letting kids interact more with the schoolwork. Some people might say that extra time off might be a bad idea, and they might be right about that. Yet kids just need to release energy, and a day off will do that exact thing.
Even if teachers disagree, breaks can be beneficial to them too. For instance, if a teacher is under stress due to kids who are built up with energy, breaks can help release the energy and can release the teacher's stress.
In conclusion, each quarter, every student should get two chosen days off to themselves. Breaks are proven to significantly help kids relax instead of building up energy and causing chaos. We are not machines! Humans need time off and need to gain relaxation back.