How to Make the Most of Your Autumn Half Term
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October half term is just around the corner. With the weather turning cooler and the nights getting darker, one of the most popular October half term activities may well be to curl up on the sofa and just chill!
But there’s also so many other activities for half term that are productive, adventurous, and just fun. Here are our top picks!
Let’s get into it…
Productive October half term activities
Writing your CV or personal statement
Writing your CV or UCAS personal statement can often feel a little daunting. It might not be top of your list for an October half term activity! You might even feel tempted to keep putting it off and off… until the very last minute. But if you’d like to start working on it, YouTuber Mariam Musa and TikToker Shola West are here with literally the best advice!
They bring you a fun-filled 30 minutes of tips and tricks to help you secure your first job. Watch it now.
And for some more tips...
- Got zero work experience? Fear not, this blog will show you how to build a CV that’s worth shouting about even if you haven’t ever had a job.
- Want to write a UCAS personal statement, but not sure how? Check out these Uni application examples for a little inspiration.
- Want to boost your CV? Going on an NCS experience could be the boost your CV or personal statement needs. See how Ellie included the skills she learned on NCS to her CV.
Volunteering is a great thing to do as one of your October half term activities, and it has huge benefits — for both you and your community.
Don’t just take our word for it… here’s what Elise from Writers’ Club has to say:
Interested to find out more? Check out this Is It Time To Volunteer? article.
Adventurous October half term activities
In the mood for some adventurous activities for half term? Then read on….
Sign up to an NCS experience
If you’re up for stepping outside your comfort zone and spending five days with other young people learning new skills, then why not sign up for an NCS experience?
Abi did a Live It’ away from home experience in Bristol, and said:
Learn a new skill
Want to dive into something totally new this October half term? There are loads of different platforms out there to help you get creative, have some fun, and learn valuable new skills. Take a look at the (free!) ways you can expand your mind.
Relaxing October half term activities
Take some downtime!
The half term break is a good opportunity to give your mind and body a little relief. What that looks like is up to you. It could be:
- Going out for a bike ride, a run, or just a brisk walk.
- Planning loads of October half term activities and then just curling up on the sofa and watching Netflix!
- Doing some meditation or yoga to relax your mind.
- Having a full-on pamper sesh with some mates.
Money-making October half term activities
Do some half term work experience
Doing some work experience in the October half term can be a great thing to do — and lots of placements will pay you a wage. Whether it’s at a local company or online, doing half term work experience can help boost your confidence and give you new skills to brag about.
Get an October half term job
Getting a part-time job can be a great October half term activity. You’ll earn a wage, plus you’ll:
- Meet new people
- Grow your independence
- Learn to use your initiative
There are lots of half term jobs for 16-year-olds which will not only look good on your CV, but they might even be fun and enjoyable despite the cold and dark autumn weather! Check out this guide to the best part-time jobs for autumn.
Choosing the right October half term activities
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to which October half term activities you should choose. You do you! If you feel excited or inspired to try something on this list, let us know by sending a DM to @ncs