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Sports in Schools
Should Games(Sports) be compulsory in school?
Started on  1-May-2003  By  shagun   E-mail : shaguns@homenetmail.com
SNEHARAMESH

Well I am never very interested in things like running or ANY race. But I do like games. Therefore I think sports should be optional. (what you like)

ANUPAMA

Unlike running, jumping, etc... if we have something like badminton or basketball - Like this the opinions of different people vary. So sports should be optional

SOWMYA

Never have I turned my head towards sports. When I see someone play I always think of pestering them about it. I like to think that some people are like me. Sports SHOULD be optional.

RAVI

Yes . IT SHOULD BE MADE COMPULSORY IN THE SCHOOLS . Sports enhance the abilities of child and develop challenging spirits

MEGHANA

There snould be no sports in school

KARAN

Yes.

J MAN

All children should have to take a sport in school. It should be used to make our children in better shape.

LYNDSAY

Not only should sports be part of the school day, they should be the good old fashioned games, like team sports and dodge ball or anything along those lines. Our kids need to be taught how to be team players and good losers, because guess what, there are losers in real life and if we don't teach kids how to deal with that at a young age, it will do more harm then good in the future.

ACACIA

Sports should be compulsory in schools as it keeps children healthy and reduces the rate of heart and lung disease. It also helps children to be able to accept defeat and to continue in a healthy lifestyle when they are older.

SUJATA

I believe that sports should be made compulsory in schools. Team games should be given more preference. These games help teach some very important moral values like accepting defeat, sympathy for others, team spirit, etc. which will be needed in future when one grows up.

NANCYGARCILAZO@HOTMAIL.COM

I really don't like to play sports because they are boring. They really help you to get on fitness, but I just exercise,instead of playing a sport.

EMMA

I believe that sport should be compulsory because it provides us with skills and benefits for when we are older.

SPOILT BRAT

I think sports should be compulsory in schools because it teaches you team work, accepting defeat, etc. and builds up a life habit of exercising. Some people may say that schools are wasting so much time on teaching sports to kids, that's like saying: "you are wasting time on trying to keep yourself healthy".

JOHN E. REIF

I am a school principal who finds himself in the middle between parents and coaches. Parents want their child to play, coaches want to win. I have a meeting tonight with the A.D. of our school to enforce that "ALL" students must play if they go out for that sport. Is winning everything? Is getting to play all players everything?

NEYTAH

Mr. John E. Reif, to answer your question, one of them...I say, YES, all players should play, and NO, winning isn't everything! I am a freshman at the American Samoa Community College and I am a proud pacific islander... specifically, a proud SAMOAN!!!!... anyway...before college, I graduated from the high school of Fa'asao-Marist in Lepuapua, and I wont hide it, but our school was known for breaking the record of LOSING games, especially FOOTBALL!..Our school, together with 3 other small and private schools organized and created one football team...they were called the *QUAD ISLANDERS! they are now called the ISLANDERS, due to addition of other schools into the team! but it was QUAD during my senior year! anyhow...our boys, WIN or LOSE, they would still WANT to play in the next game! It wasnt the matter of WINNING or getting or getting a good win-record, or being posted on the local paper as the BEST TEAM, or CHAMPS of 2003, it was what was behind ALL of that! It was the attitude that they had, the attitude of WANTING to play and LOVING the game! Our boys played good at their games and they played good with good HEARTS!!!!! I just wanted to stress that out! so Mr. Reif, to help you out, if you ever get the chance of seeing this! Tell everybody at your meeting that winning isnt everything! It is all about the players and what they want! That is to PLAY and HAVE FUN! If they have negative attitudes towards the players, so they think that's going to make them feel any good and play any good! NO! it most certainly won't! As much as the QUADS lost, certain recruits came on island and realized that it wasn't the team and team records that they wanted to see, it was the player and individuals themselves! So have good hearts and have a good time!

SHREYA

In a backward India sports can never be a profession, making them compulsory in schools is useless.

STEPH

I think we should do sport everyday !!!! Modern tech has made life too easy. I love sport!!!

RB

I think that even if we make sports compulsory, students would play them half-heartedly. Sports was never a commitment for us. The only thing that is expected from a child is to be a doctor, engineer etc. and thus, we develop the attitude of being negligent towards them. To make students enjoy sports, parents and teachers should not brand them as 'useless' or 'a waste of time'.

ELLIE

Physical Education should be compulsory in all schools. It should be enforced at all levels. It not only provides the exercise needed for a child’s physical development but builds character and helps them learn through movement and physical activity. If physical education is not required in schools, children would probably not do their 60 minutes of required physical activity each day. On average, kids spend about 20 or more hours each week watching TV, which is more time spent on any other activity besides sleeping. If children spend most of their waking time watching TV, how do they find time for physical activity? Most children don’t exercise other than in school. Without PE or other sports in schools, most kids would not be physically active at all. Keeping physically active is an essential part of a young child’s life and education. Through physical activity, children also develop social and emotional skills especially in the younger part of the child’s life because movement is a critical means of communication, expression, and learning. It is imperative that children have as many opportunities as possible to be physically active and to learn through movement. It is through movement and physical activity that young children learn about their world. Even 95% of all parents think that regular, daily physical activity helps children do better academically. They, that is 95% of all parents, even think that physical education should be part of a school curriculum for all students in grades K-12. For the 5% of parents that disagree or are not sure, home schooling is always an option. PE provides a well-rounded education. It is an aspect of school which is more than just book learning. It is about educating the whole person rather than setting for a mere academic experience. School sports are about discovering gifts as well. If not driven by PE, many people in society wouldn’t find out that they had a certain talent for a sport, or even that they enjoyed playing in the sport. Once experienced, a sport can be enjoyed for life, while for some it could provide the possibility of a college scholarship and even a career. In addition, sport helps to form character. Playing team sports at school builds character and encourages students to work with others. It teaches children how to win and lose with good sportsmanship and builds a strong school spirit through competition with other institutions. Next, children are the future of their country. Their physical health should not be in jeopardy. Since physical activity develops not only physical but social and emotional skills and helps discover a child’s gifts outside of book learning as well as helping form character, physical education should remain compulsory in all schools.

ELLIE

Physical Education should be compulsory in all schools. It should be enforced at all levels. It not only provides the exercise needed for a child’s physical development but builds character and helps them learn through movement and physical activity. If physical education is not required in schools, children would probably not do their 60 minutes of required physical activity each day. On average, kids spend about 20 or more hours each week watching TV, which is more time spent on any other activity besides sleeping. If children spend most of their waking time watching TV, how do they find time for physical activity? Most children don’t exercise other than in school. Without PE or other sports in schools, most kids would not be physically active at all. Keeping physically active is an essential part of a young child’s life and education. Through physical activity, children also develop social and emotional skills especially in the younger part of the child’s life because movement is a critical means of communication, expression, and learning. It is imperative that children have as many opportunities as possible to be physically active and to learn through movement. It is through movement and physical activity that young children learn about their world. Even 95% of all parents think that regular, daily physical activity helps children do better academically. They, that is 95% of all parents, even think that physical education should be part of a school curriculum for all students in grades K-12. For the 5% of parents that disagree or are not sure, home schooling is always an option. PE provides a well-rounded education. It is an aspect of school which is more than just book learning. It is about educating the whole person rather than setting for a mere academic experience. School sports are about discovering gifts as well. If not driven by PE, many people in society wouldn’t find out that they had a certain talent for a sport, or even that they enjoyed playing in the sport. Once experienced, a sport can be enjoyed for life, while for some it could provide the possibility of a college scholarship and even a career. In addition, sport helps to form character. Playing team sports at school builds character and encourages students to work with others. It teaches children how to win and lose with good sportsmanship and builds a strong school spirit through competition with other institutions. Next, children are the future of their country. Their physical health should not be in jeopardy. Since physical activity develops not only physical but social and emotional skills and helps discover a child’s gifts outside of book learning as well as helping form character, physical education should remain compulsory in all schools.

DANIELLE Z

SPORT IS MY LIFE! I go to Centenary State High School in Brisbane and our school has banned all interschool sport but the thing is they want us not to be obese so they make the tuckshop healthy, can't we just play sport AND eat healthy?

DANIELLE Z

SPORT IS MY LIFE! I go to Centenary State High School in Brisbane and our school has banned all interschool sport but the thing is they want us not to be obese so they make the tuckshop healthy, can't we just play sport AND eat healthy?

HELL SCENT ME

I reckon sports is great. We don't become fat, and it has the ability to improve our marks. Most things we learn in sports is vital so this way as much as you guys like to think that it is bad it is making your life what it is today it's fab and cool. So don't be a snob, sports is the bomb.

GRACE

Not true. It creates problems.

SAGAR AGARWAL

Well I am never very interested in things like running or ANY race. But I do like games. Therefore I think sports should be optional. (what you like) Unlike running, jumping, etc... if we have something like badminton or basketball - Like this the opinions of different people vary. So sports should be optional. Never have I turned my head towards sports. When I see someone play I always think of pestering them about it. I like to think that some people are like me. Sports SHOULD be optional. Not only should sports be part of the school day, they should be the good old fashioned games, like team sports and dodge ball or anything along those lines. Our kids need to be taught how to be team players and good losers, because guess what, there are losers in real life and if we don't teach kids how to deal with that at a young age, it will do more harm than good in the future. Sports keeps children healthy and reduces the rate of heart and lung disease. It also helps children to be able to accept defeat and to continue in a healthy lifestyle when they are older. I believe that sports should be made compulsory in schools. Team games should be given more preference. These games help teach some very important moral values like accepting defeat, sympathy for others, team spirit, etc. which will be needed in future when one grows up. I believe sports is great. We don't become fat, and it has the ability to improve our marks. Most things we learn in sports is vital so this way as much as you guys like to think that it is bad it is making your life what it is today it's fab and cool. So don't be a snob, sports is the bomb.

RACHEL

Going off the subject a bit but, do you think TV shows can help children learn new things?

NIVEDITA VISWANTHAN

My opinion is that there must be some games in school. Games or sports are necessary for children because they encourage the children in some way. They are also good to health because if we play we will feel hungry and eat a lot to become fat.

CHARU TAKKAR

I totally support them all who says that sports is necessary for children as in school/home students get bored after studing for a long time (2-3hrs)so they need to get some free time to spend their time in leisures activities.

DEEPA BUCK

Indeed, Sports should be made compulsory in school. Nowadays students are much stressed and after a hard day of continuous work,they are very tired and need some special time to relax. Sports will keep them fit,healthy and active!So,I strongly argue that sports should be made compulsory in school.

SPORTS MAD BABE

Sports is the best. Scientifically, physical activity releases adrenaline, which makes u feel better so u feel happy.

SPORTSMAN

Participating activell in sports helps to remain fit. Being fit allows you to be more alert and study for a longer period of time. Research has also proved that an active sportsman has a longer average lifespan than the average man in the community.

MYSTERIO

I strongly agree that sports should be made compulsory in schools because due to the amount of work given to students these days, it alway a better way to relief stress by playing sports. It not only helps you feel relax, but also build up your body stamina and be tough.

TANIEKA

Well I don't really mind, it is sort of a lesson.

ALYSSA WHITE

I think that all students should have good grades to play sports.

BEVERLY

Sports should be a form of personal enjoyment and therefore should not be forced upon the school children. It is noted that everyone has different constitutients for sports and some poeple don't like doing P.E thus if sports are forced on them, their hatred will deepen and sports will not only not improve their lifestyles,it will cause them distress and may pull down their academic performance. Therefore sports should be optional.

MENAKA KAMATH K

I think sports and games should be made compulsory in schools because it will promote the physical health of students and good will among them. Sports and games are vital in every school as it will teach children that participation is more important than winning. Children will get a break from their daily routine of learning and comprehending and thus will get good recreation enabling them to concentrate better after indulging in outdoor activity. Sports is something which can also make your career. If the school gives encouragement and patronage in sports and games it will promote the making of another Prakash Padukone or Sania Mirza because these people had their schools as their major support system while they were discovering their ability and aptitude in sports. So Sports and Games are very necessary in Schools as there can be a sound mind only if it rests in a sound body. One more major point I would like to tell is that there are increasing levels of obesity in children in most cities of India. If sports and games are introduced then it can curbed to a certain extent.

ABHINEET GUPTA

I think sports should be like a subject in every school. There is no sports culture in India and till we are not physically fit, how can we be mentally fit. Every school should encourage sports. There should be inter school competitions in sports.

DEPINDER DHANJAL

YES, I THINK SPORTS SHOULD BE MADE COMPULSORY IN SCHOOL. EVEN IF THE CHILD DOESN'T LIKE HE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED BY THE TEACHERS TO PLAY GAMES THAT HE WANTS. THE TEACHERS SHOULD NOT ONLY LOOK FOR GOOD STUDENTS TO PLAY 4 THERE SCHOOLS. MANY STUDENTS DONT WANT PLAY BCOZ THEY HAVE THE FEAR THAT IF THEY DIDNT PERFORM WELL,THEY WILL BE INSULTED BY THE TEACHER OR OTHER STUDENTS.DUE TO THIS MANY OF THE STUDENTS DONT TEND TO TAKE PART IN SCHOOL SPORTS AND THEN THEY REGRET THIS LATER IN THEIR LIFE.

ANURADHA

Yes! We should have sports in school. NO WONDER India is not able to perform in Olympics and other international events. NO WONDER in the last 108 years, we have only been able to earn 20 medals in olympics, as compared to our immediate neighbour China which, just in the recent Olympics, won 57 medals. NO WONDER the health of our players is so poor that we cannot adjust in a foreign environment. NO WONDER, inspite of more than a billion population, we have still not been able to produce world class players in every sport we play. I was suprised by some of the responses posted on the site. It is storming to read how some people are against sports being compulsory is school. I would like to ask them how brilliant were they in academics? What is a School? It is a place or an institution which helps in the overall i.e physical and mental development of an individual. In fact, I am sure most of the people would agree with me that theoretical knowledge does not help in the long run, unless a man knows how to apply it practically. Sports not only gives the ability to think and align our actions properly, but it also helps in improving our cognitive ability, reduces our reaction time and keeps our mind active and fresh. School is not a place where one goes to learn bookish knowledge, this can be done at home itself, why spend so much money. School is a place where we go for our inclusive growth, for developing our personality through discussions, debates, extempores and THROUGH SPORTS. Books do not teach you how to be strong, it is through sports we learn perseverance, to endure and fight for our goal. We learn to handle defeat and cherish victory. Sports SHOULD BE compulsory in schools. It is understandable that everyone is not capable of playing every sport, so for that there should be diverse athleticses like, cricket, hockey, basketball, Volleyball, gymnastics etc and students should have the option to choose amongst them. Please friends remember, ALL WORK AND NO PLAY, MAKES JACK A DULL BOY.

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