Sports Compulsory Essay



October 2010





Sports Should be made Compulsory in Schools 


Sports ImpartCharacter

Games are essential and anecessity for children. Physicalexercise keeps the body fit andtrim, thus ensuring healthyeating habits. If there are nogames for children inschool, theytend to getweary andbored of school routine, and studiesbecome a drag. It has beenshown that if you are overweightyou are more likely to develophealth problems, such as heartdisease, stroke, diabetes,certain type of cancer, gout (jointpain) and gallbladder disease.Research has also shown thatstudents taking part in sportshave better academicperformance than those whowere not exposed to physicalgames. Games also boostcharacter building and preparechildren for leadership roles.Outdoor games arerecreational and ensure thatchildren are exposed to fresh air and exercise, which they mightnot get at home, the televisionand the computer draggingthem away from any forms of physical workout. Children alsodevelop a coordination of eyeand limbs. They learn to be moresocial and outspoken. Theylearn to deal better with their fears, think more independentlyand become apt at disregardinglittle bruises and fusses.So, since outdoor gamesand sports open a door tofreedom of mind, sports shouldbe encouraged in all schoolsand should be supported by allparents, because the children of today are the hopes of tomorrow.

Owaiz Yusufi

Class VI, Career Convent CollegeLucknow

Daily Dose of Sports

The first decision-making abilitystarts when a child steps on tothe playground with friends.Sports activities bring out manyqualities in astudent. Sincesports helpthem inhalemore air/oxygenbringingstrength to thebody, the body grows healthyand the brain becomes sharper,thus helping the student to dowell in studies as well. It willnot be wrong to say that thephysical, social and intellectualdevelopment of kids starts in theplayground. Besides, due to lackof sports activities, students/kids gain weight, which ishazardous to their health.Sports are considered to be themost comprehensive exercisefor kids. I think kids should beprovided at least one sportsperiod everyday to make themgrow as happier, healthier andmore responsible humansbeings.

Vibhor Mudgil

Class VIII, DPS, Indirapuram

All RoundDevelopment

Education means all rounddevelopment of personality i.e.physical, mental, aesthetic andspiritual. As children grow, theyneed balanced development of both the body and the mindespecially up to the teens whenthey spend a major part of theday in school. At least one hour of sports of any kind is essentialto recharge the minds of thechildren for better concentration. Schools are notfor studies only. This narrowsense of education is to becorrected in the minds of theparents as well. Of course,sports and games would befollowed by schools dependingon the sports infrastructure theypossess. In today’s enclosedcolonies with severe crunch of playing fields, sports in schoolscan be extremely beneficial for children.

Swapan Rudra

Sonamukhi, Bankura (W.B.)

Best Cure

Sports are like medicine for thehealth of children. Withoutimprovement in health we cannever build a good humanbeing. So if sports are madecompulsory for all then humanhealth is protected by sports justlike cancer is protected bychemotherapy. Also school isthe first stage of health so it isthe best time of taking treatmentin the form of sports for totalcure.

Md. Mahatab

Santiniketan (W.B.)

No Compulsion

No doubt, apart from studies,sports and exercises are alsonecessary for students, butmaking it compulsory meansschools haveto organizesports dayanyhowotherwise itmay be takento task by theadministration.So it will disrupt the studyenvironment. Therefore, itshould be left to the schoolmanagement to hold sportsevents occasionally.

Shayan Ghani

Patna, Bihar

Develop a SportsCulture

I do not think there can be anycounterpoint of this statement.Being a country that barelymanages two or three medalsin the Olympics, it should bemandatory for schools toprovide sports facilities for students. This will not onlykindle the passion for sportsamong students but will alsocreate a sporty atmosphere inthe whole of India. Coupledwith this it will also addressgrowing concern over healthissues viz. obesity that iscommon among students goingto schools, especially in urbanareas.

Abhishek Anand

Sports for aHealthy Body

To improve the power of thinking we need a healthy mindand a healthy mind demands ahealthy body. Sports play animportant role in keeping usphysically fit. Today, with rapidlygrowing population andreducing numbers of playgrounds, students prefer toplay computer and video games.In schools they are providedwith proper facilities to playsports. But it should not bemade compulsory. Instead weshould try to make theminterested in sports and this canbe done by employing goodsports teachers. Through sportsour purpose is to make thestudents physically healthy andthis will be possible only whenthey get interested in sports.

Dhritiman Kakati

Some MoreOlympic Medals

Certainly, sport should be madecompulsory in school. Not onlyon paper but also in practicalterms. It will make childrenhealthy not only physically butalso mentally. It will also createa feeling of teamwork amongthem from their early childhood.There are a lot of games being

  • Physical education is a waste of time.

    I have been forced to take many sports-oriented PE classes in the past, and hated every single second of them. While exercise can be marginally important, it is hardly worthy of valuable school time and those who care about physical fitness should be responsible for managing it themselves. Non-athletes such as myself should just be left at peace by the school system.

  • P.E., yes, sports, no.

    I am all for schools requiring students without disability to take physical education courses; however, I am not for students being obligated to participate in sports. I think sports should be completely up to the respected student; as time has shawn sports are clearly not for everyone and we all different.

  • No they should not.

    I understand the question to mean that all students should play sports. I did not like sports and had a really bad experience. I hope other kids don't have to go through this if they don't want to. The kids are mean and it is a breeding ground for bullying.

  • There are other ways to teach teamwork

    While physical education deserves to be taught in schools (lord knows it's not being taught at home for the Xbox Generation), organized sport should remain a voluntary pursuit. I have heard the arguments, that sport is needed to teach kids competition, teamwork and socialization. Complete and utter nonsense. Anyone who's worked in an even remotely academic profession knows that the teamwork and competition (socialization is a given) in that setting makes even the most violent contact sport look like a game of hopscotch.

  • Such waste of time....

    Why, why I ask you should school devote hours upon hours to something as meaningless as physical education? It's basically an excuse to not actually teach you anything- why on earth would you need to know how to chuck a volleyball well? Plus it sucks. I'm in year 9 (or to Americans 8th grade), and sports has always been bad for me- I did great in all things academic, but sports days I come last in every single event, once i ended up getting sunburn so bad it actually got blisters and I had to spend a week at home, so naturally I hate anything involving sports.

  • Not educational for us

    What do we even learn in sports, I mean apart from teamwork and those skills but seriously, what do we learn in sport? We don't learn those important things that we need to know like math or English. We don't really need any sports because I personally think it is a huge waste of time too. And those sports clubs are WAY to expensive and I mean way too expensive.

  • Sport should be up to the student

    Sport should not be compulsory because the student should have a say in what they do at the school, and some students don't like sport that much and rather do a music or art but the time for that gets taken up by a sport. Which in my opinion is not necessary attending sport twice a week will not do anything if the student doesn't want to be there.'you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink'

    And thus is why I believe that sport should not be compulsory

  • NO No No

    Some people do not have the money to put kids in sports then if they get hurt it could be even more money and the kid would be hurt. If the student is just not athecate they won't be good and then they will not have a fun time doing the sport.

  • No just no

    Should sport be compulsory
    Lots of people love playing sport and lots of people don’t, but lots are pressured to be fit and doing what they don’t want to. This is why everyone should have their own choice on what people want to do, if they want to be unfit when there older then let them. This is one of many reasons why sports should not be compulsory.
    Body paragraph 1
    Why do you want to force others to be who you want them to be? Do you want to be a bad parent or a forceful school? Do you like being pressured to do what someone else wants you to do? Is this fair to all the kids? All kids should have control in their life not be controlled by parents everyone wants a happy life not a crazy and boring life. This is clear that sports don’t need to be compulsory.
    Body paragraph 2
    Up to six out of 10 children aged between five and 14 years participate in sport outside of school and 1 in 10 Australians have asthma. This can stop them from participating in sports but they are still having to do it. You don’t have to do sports to be fit you can do and everyday fitness training to keep your body active. As you can see that sports don’t need to be compulsory. Let the child choose what they want which is to have freedom.

    Body paragraph 3
    Last but not least student say that sport can be a waste of time because if they have an essay and they have not started and its due tomorrow. They can use the P.E time to complete the essay before its due and spend the rest of the time doing other work like homework.
    All of the kids in this world want to show what they want to be kids are having to do for all parent’s out there. This is not right so please read it again for a better understanding of why sports should not be compulsory.

  • More people a becoming over wight

    More people a becoming over wight because there is not a lot of Physical Education in schools across the UK and no one is dealing with it and it has been brought up in the news such as the herald,The Guardian and lots more it needs to be sorted quick

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