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.
So do you really thing that sport should be compulsory? As I see it, if sport were made
optional, the school would see better academic results, and better sports results. I
think that there is no point in having compulsory sport, and it only creates teams of
people who do not want to be there and do not care whether the game is lost or won.
I think that if sport was optional, the school would see better results all round.