You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people believe that having sport in schools is a waste of time and resources, whilst other people believe that sport in schools is a vital part of education. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
There exists a question whether sport is essential in the school curriculum or it is an unnecessary element at school. Both these are valid arguments, which are relevant to the current situation, and hence a critical assessment of the topic is necessary, before the framing of my personal opinion.
One the one hand, those who think it is unwise to include sport in the school curriculum opine that it consumes the invaluable time of a student who should better focus on a vast academic syllabus he ought to cover. They think such an inclusion would affect the overall performance of a student at school. They also question the intention of making it as a key element in the curriculum by pointing at a sizable proportion of school students who have least interest in this activity. They also criticize the limited number of sport options a student has at school. Therefore, these critics believe that it is a waste of time and resources.
On the other hand, those who find it hard to separate sport from school education believe that school age is crucial for a child’s physiological and psychological development. They think that a student can foster his intellectual potentials only when he has a sound body. They add that a student at school should have provisions of entertainments like sports so as to relax their minds. If all the time is spent on studies, a student would suffer emotionally, which eventually make them introverts. They also believe that sport nurtures qualities such as cooperation and team spirit, which are crucial in a child’s future.
After analyzing both the views in detail, I think sport is an integral part of the school curriculum. However, if not properly managed, it can prove futile in multiple occasions.