Tips for keeping students’ minds active during winter break

As the end of the year draws near, students are already on or heading into winter break — up to two weeks with no school, no tests and no homework.

But the learning doesn’t have to stop as Greater Columbus school districts transition into winter break. Here are some tips for keeping students’ minds active and engaged during winter break.

Westerville City Schools encourages families to check out the free virtual field trips available through the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, which allows access to past, present and permanent museum exhibits. 

“The site is set up to support virtual reality, too, so if a VR headset is on a child’s gift list this year, they’ll be able to use it to fully immerse themself into the exhibits and facilities,” said Westerville City Schools spokesperson Greg Viebranz.