Taking a Gap Year

For many decades the natural step after grade 12 was to enter university or some other institute of higher learning. Any deviation from this plan was often frowned upon and discouraged. Today, however, more and more grade 12 graduates are opting to take a gap year.

What is a gap year?

A gap year is a term that refers to a prolonged period (often, but not always, a year) between two major life stages (Wikipedia). Simply put it is taking time out with purpose. Many students are undecided about career choices, and even who they are. A gap year gives then a time to reflect, mature and really find out about themselves away from the confines of school. Through the gap year, for the first time in their highly structured lives, students may have the opportunity to discover and follow their passion and to truly live in the present.

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