Ditch Day (or Skip Day, depending on where you live) is when a group of students, or the whole class, decides to skip school for a day. The tradition is commonly practiced among high school seniors looking to have some fun before graduation. But, it can be kind of hard to find something the whole group wants to do. So what are some cool things a senior can do for one last hurrah with his or her friends?
1- A picnic in the park
Grab some friends and have a park picnic or a BBQ. One or two people bring the meat, another the grill. Assign someone to bring snacks and drinks and maybe a football to kick around. A speaker is essential as well. My friends and I did this for someone’s birthday one year and it was a lot of fun.
2- A day at the beach
Near the end of the school year, the weather is warm enough to spend the day at the beach. It might be empty since it’ll probably be a weekday and you and your group can have tons of fun splashing in the waves and building sandcastles.
3- Watch some movies
Take some time to compile a list of movies you all loved as a kid and then spend a day at somebody’s house watching them. Everyone loves a trip down memory lane, and what better time for one than just before the end of a large chapter of your life.
4- Take a trip to an amusement park
Some cities have really fun amusement parks where you can spend a day getting your adrenaline levels up. And, you get to scream away all the stress.
5- Do some community service
Why not spend a day leaving a lasting effect on your community? Organize a beach/park cleanup. Volunteer at a nursing home and make some senior citizens smile. There’s no better feeling than knowing you’re doing something good.
Ditch Days are a senior tradition, bit make sure you don’t do anything that can get you in trouble. Nothing would ruin your fun faster.