Campus Activities In The Age Of COVID

Author: Anthony Agnelli

Posted September 25th, 2020

Have you been looking for fun things to do on campus while still staying six feet apart? It may seem difficult and boring, but there are many ways to spice up your weekend or make a free period a bit more fun while social distancing from your friends. 


The Winchendon School has set up all kinds of places for you to hang out during your free time. Adirondack chairs and picnic tables can be found all over campus, ready for use! These can be found on the quad outside Posich Center, by the gymnasium, and out on the golf course and Magay Commons (near the pizza oven). These spots also make for a charming picnic lunch on a nice day. 


Another beautiful outdoor location on campus is the gazebo out on the disc golf course. It is a nice spot to hang out with friends, have a picnic, or just enjoy the view of the open field, the pond, and Mount Monadnock. If you have a bit of a larger group, and cannot social distance just in the gazebo, throw some blankets down so that more people can join you! 


If it’s a rainy day, later at night, or you just want to stay inside and watch Netflix, hop on a Zoom call with all your friends for a Zoom movie night! Just open your preferred streaming service, load the movie, then screen share! 


Last, but most certainly not least, Mrs. Leavenworth and the faculty host a multitude of weekend activities every weekend! Every week there is an activity for almost everyone so those are always a great option and a lot of fun! The faculty put in the effort to host them for us, so be sure to take advantage of the opportunity.


As a last reminder, while socializing with your friends it is SO important to maintain Covid-19 protection protocols at all times. Always wear a mask when with other people, even if outside and six feet away from them. Always maintain six feet of distance, three feet at the absolute least while walking in hallways. Even though it’s such a pain, we have members of our community who are at high risk and who coronavirus would affect much more and much worse than most. In addition, take into consideration that some faculty members and day students may have relatives who are at high risk. It is important to be empathetic and conscientious of others in our community while considering your actions. 


But, there is also lots to do while following Covid protocols so be sure to take advantage of the time and the spaces we have on campus!

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