The weather’s getting warmer, the days are longer, spring showers are gracing us and we’re all excited that summer’s around the corner. But it’s business as usual on the school front and you’re expected to bring your A-game during finals. Here are 5 summer must-haves for school:

A water bottle

We can’t stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated during the summer. Your body’s first response to heat is to try cool down by producing sweat, which means that you’re constantly losing water. Keeping a water bottle with you means you’ll drink water throughout the day and stay healthy, cool and hydrated.

A good deo

Speaking of sweat, it can smell, so it’s important to make sure that you have a sweat-proof deodorant to keep you covered through summer. It’s also a good idea to keep a deodorant can in your bag on days when you have P.E. so you know you’re fresh throughout the day.


We won’t go into detail about the long and short term effects of harsh sun rays on your skin, but it’s good to develop a healthy skincare routine as early as possible. Invest in a good, lightweight sunscreen that’ll have you protected all summer long and you won’t have to worry about your skin after a long day on the sports field or walking around campus.


Summer rains are unpredictable — one minute the sky is blue and the sun is blazing, and the next it’s raining cats and dogs. So, it’s important to have a compact umbrella packed into your bag on a daily. Not only will it come in handy when you’re walking on those super hot days, but it’ll also be great backup whenever the weather decides to switch up.

A light backpack

No one wants to carry a heavy bag ever, but can you imagine how much more inconvenient a bag full of unnecessary stuff can be in the heat? That’s why you need to make sure you pack only the books you’ll need for that day. Packing light also applies to the food and snacks you take for lunch. You don’t want to feel sluggish and tired during the day because you’ve eaten a heavy pie for lunch; rather stick to light meals and no-fuss fruit, like apples and grapes, that’ll keep you energetic and refreshed all day.

Don’t let summer catch you off guard, make sure you’re well stocked on these summer essentials and you’ll have a good time on and off school or campus.

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