Stress is to be expected for students in Years 11 and 12, especially during remote learning. But you don’t have to be flattened by it.

The question is, how can you use your situation—your backyard, your imagination, YouTube, the stuff lying around your room or your kitchen—as tools to keep your mind energised when you need it, and calm when this will serve you best?

Every time we interview a student for one of our weekly profiles, we ask this same question.

One Year 12 student discovered colouring-in stops her thoughts and worries buzzing. Another student runs every day, while one shoots hoops as part of his study routine. We spoke to a student who rediscovered the piano as an antidote to stress, while another heads to the kitchen to cook up a storm. Watching comedy works for another.


Let the BSSC Comms team know, and we can share your ‘stress-buster’ with others. Email: