The panic has set in for elder son and we are trying to help. Its a difficult balance, to encourage study while making sure there is time to relax, time for fresh air and exercise and time to think of something else. School impresses upon the students how very important these exams are for determing their future careers, and they are, but maybe not quite as important as all that. If the results don't turn out as hoped there will be other paths to follow and there are second chances, its not the end of the world. Difficult to convince a stressed student of that though. I've decided that I can best help by making mugs of tea and baking cakes!
This afternoon we went for a walk to enjoy the countryside and have a complete break.
We followed the sign
but the path wasn't always obvious.
Lots of wild flowers
and lots of fresh new growth everywhere.