The students welcome a holiday from school with hilarious joy. They plague the headmaster on the last excuse to let them off their lessons. It would be more in place to try to convince them of the necessity of work and study. There is not much need of proving to most schoolboys that holidays are necessary. They are quite convinced that they are– and most desirable, too.
Holidays at proper intervals are especially necessary for young people. It is also necessary for those engaged in hard mental work. Continuous mental work, without a break, will injure the health and may cause a nervous breakdown. A short holiday, rightly used, will send us back to our work with renewed zest and vigor.
How can a holiday, then, be best used, so that at the end of it we shall come back to our work with energies renewed? We should avoid unhealthy amusement, keep early hours and get plenty of refreshing sleep. Change of occupation is a rest. We should do a little regular work that we take an interest in, it will make our holiday not only healthier but more enjoyable.