An Essay of School Sports
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Sport At School Should Not Be Compulsory

Essay written by ethan

Sport at school should NOT be compulsory. Sports training and PE take up time that

could be better spent learning other subjects, and PE and Sport are not as important

as other subjects like maths, science etc. It is also my belief that it students should

have the right to choose whether or not we do sport/PE, because we are allowed to

choose the subjects that are more important, so why are we not allowed to choose

Every year in PE, we do the same sports and the same practice drills, so after year 7,

there is no point continuing to do PE, because the you are just doing the same things

that you have done in previous years. 2 periods per cycle are spent on PE, 2 periods

which could be spent on subjects like foreign languages, which are only allocated 4

periods per cycle or English or Science, which get 5 periods per cycle. These subjects

are more important than PE and time the two periods given to PE would be better used

As well as PE, we spent up to 3 hours a week at training and another 3 hours on

Saturday for competition. Can you imagine students' academic performances if we were

to spent 6 hours a week doing homework or study? And it is not only the actual time

you are at training that counts, because often, after training you are tired and cannot

be bothered to do homework or study, again dragging down our academic results.

If sport was optional, then the people participating in the teams would be the people

that wanted to be there, the people who wanted to play and win. But instead, there

are people in the teams who are not interested in the sport, not interested in winning

and are only there because they have to be. These people drag down the team and

ruin the sport for those that want to be there.


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