It doesn’t matter whether you have an extended break coming up or you’re in school year round, as a teen, you’re always on the hunt to find the next, fun activity to keep boredom at bay. Thankfully, students at The Blake School in Hopkins have access to a number of great things to do — from participating in local events to joining a new club to picking up an exciting hobby, or something else entirely. There’s no shortage of ideas to help keep you occupied.
With that being said, here are a few fun activities for Blake School students that will help you have an unforgettable school year — check ‘em out!
Put Together A High School Bucket List
First things first, put together a list of items you definitely want to accomplish this school year, whether it’s attending more social events, advancing academically or trying out for a certain sports team. Laying it out will help you prioritize what’s important and put you on a path to achieve your goals in the upcoming year.
Enjoy An Event In Hopkins
Now that pandemic restrictions are being lifted across Minnesota, local events in Hopkins are coming back in droves. This summer, for instance, enjoy music at Downtown Park with The Sunset Series on Thursdays during the summer, completely free. When time comes to celebrate your Irish heritage, you won’t want to miss the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, where community members and vendors gather in downtown Hopkins to celebrate the festivities. Check out all the great local events in Hopkins.
Start An Activity Club At The Blake School
Regardless of what you’re passionate about, be it building websites, mountain biking, directing short videos or anything else, there’s almost always a community near you that shares your interests. Connect with these types of people both in person and through online venues like Reddit or TikTok, and you’re bound to make a few lifelong friends. Of course, there are plenty of student clubs at The Blake School, covering subjects like astronomy, finance, robotics and much more. Browse the list to see if anything catches your eye, and if not, consider starting your own club.
Learn Outside The Classroom
There are many cultural hotspots around Hopkins, where you can learn important things you simply won’t find in the classroom. Make a stop at Hopkins Arts Center for a variety of creative and educational purposes — you’ll find live theater performed by regional and national troopes, as well as educational programs around drawing, painting, yoga and dance, as well as various events throughout the year.
Join A Twin Cities Car Club
High schoolers who’ve recently received, or about to receive, their driver’s license may have an interest in learning more about vehicles, regardless of what type they drive. There are car clubs near Hopkins, celebrating all types of vehicles, even old beaters. Of course, if you want to take it to another level, you could check out motorcycle clubs, recreational vehicle clubs or even a local airplane club. There’s plenty of people out there who share your love of high-performance machines.
Explore Beyond Hopkins
You’re only young once, so make sure to take advantage by exploring the many great destinations throughout Minnesota, before you head off to an out-of-state college. While there are a ton of fun things to do in Hopkins, there are countless lakes, national parks, cabin retreats and other attractions throughout the state that make perfect trips for high schoolers. For instance, you can enjoy sampling the best Minnesota cuisine, take a day-trip shopping excursion to Stillwater, or explore the many isolated getaways throughout the state.
Sign Up For A Youth Flight Training Program
Any young adult can sign up for flying lessons, as there’s no minimum age requirement — you can even start learning to fly years before you learn how to drive a car. Plus, you get access to an exclusive lifestyle as a pilot, one that’s sure to be the envy of your friends and family. Not only that, flight training looks great on a college application and will set you up for a number of lucrative, exciting career opportunities.
If you’re interested in learning what it’s like to be a pilot, try Inflight Pilot Training’s Discovery Flight Program today — you’ll get the chance to fly a plane yourself thousands of feet above the ground while receiving introductory training from a certified flight instructor (CFI).
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Taking control of an airplane and soaring the skies under the guidance of a professional pilot is an exciting experience and one that’s likely to become a lifelong passion. With our help, you can achieve the certification you want and set yourself up for future success in your education and career endeavors. All it takes to get started is a quick call or email to Inflight Pilot Training to learn more about our curriculum and schedule your first flight lesson.
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