Some schools require each student to participate in an organized school sport chosen by the student. People at these schools argue that athletics is an important part of the educational experience and that there should be a rule requiring participation. Others argue that students should be free to decide whether or not they wish to participate in organized school sports. Write an essay for a classroom instructor in which you take a position on whether or participation in organized school athletics should be required. Be sure to defend your position with logical arguments and appropriate examples.
Upon reading both arguments of the pupils, I have decided that I am in support of “students should be free to decide whether or not they wish to participate in organized school sports.” There are several reasons I have stated below in support of my opinion.
After all United States is a “free” country so this small school dilemma should not abide the rules. By second hand knowledge, I have learned that all schools in United States or possibly around the world should always have a physical activity in school. By this I mean, a class that helps students to burn their calories, or better yet a class that will keep them fit and healthy. Doesn’t this sound familiar? Indeed it does. That’s because we already have a class that conducts physical fitness and sports scheduled in different semesters of the school year. This course is what we call “Physical Education” A.K.A P.E. In this class we are able to participate in a school sport and play our favorite activity. Students are also required to do some exercises in this class simultaneously. If the requirement is not reached the student is not going to be able to pass the P.E class.
Hence, I strongly feel that it is not necessary on creating the rule on joining a sport is required for each student. Occupying a student on a sport is good physically. But a student does not gain what we call “book smarts”. Making a student join a sport is in effects of the student having less time for their homework or assignments. Not all students are the same. Some can concentrate on both and some can only concentrate on one thing. We should take this in consideration.
In conclusion, I believe that we should give each student a chance to express themselves by giving them a freedom on which they choose whether they would like to or not participate in a sport. Each student has their own will to choose their paths in life. We are here to guide them to discover and set up their own goal not to impose them.