Taking a break after completing secondary school can give young people the breath of fresh air many desperately need. Many students are burnt out after the hard work they have put in leading up to those final school exams. Many are also unsure about the future and a GAP break may give them the time they need to really think before making important decisions about future courses and careers.
School should always be enjoyable for children as well as teenagers. Some very bright students thrive in accelerated programs at the secondary level, while others would feel very pressured and even anxious if placed in one of these programs. Parents need to consider each child’s personality, not simply each child’s primary school results.