Cayman government schools will resume classes on Monday with students heading back after the fall mid-term break, which this year ran the week of Oct. 24 to 28th.
For the Jervis family children in East End, the fall break has been a fun time of rest, play and enjoying the sea.
Building castles and water moats in the sand near the East End dock, right next to Vivine’s Kitchen, the children squealed with delight as they raced from the sea with buckets of water to build their creations.
Enjoying the day, Janae Jervis, a 9th-grade student attending Clifton Hunter High School, said she always looks forward to mid-term breaks to have fun with her friends and family, and enjoying the beach was an added treat.
“No lesson plans and homework for a while. When I get home from the beach, I’m going to get a good sleep,” she said.
Five-year-old Jamar Jervis was just as excited about spending time on the beach.
“I did my homework before coming to the beach and earlier in the day I played cards with my sisters,” he said.
Joining Jamar were Ava Rico and Amiah Jervis, who said they were glad to be at home during midterm to enjoy the beach and hang out with friends.
While the Jervis children and their friends were using their time off school to relax and hit the beach, several camp options over the break have seen a number of kids taking part in organized sports, arts, and various outdoor activities.
The next school break will be the November Remembrance Day public holiday, which falls on Monday, Nov. 14, after which the government schools break for the Christmas holidays on Friday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m., with classes resuming on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.