school sport should not be compulsory


I strongly belive that sport at school should not be compulsory for the following reasons:

The General assembly of United Nations and the beckration of human rights states:

Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to thier children.

Therefore schools can not make the decision whether students do physical education or not.

If schools were to make physical education(p.e), a optional subject, schools would see better academic results and better sports results because people that want to do sport would be able to concentrate more on sports, and people that do not want to can focus more on academic studies. Also, when someone does not show an interest to sport they let the people in the team that do want to do sport down.

Sometimes p.e can turn into an Elite activity. Elite sport: The decision to pursue an elite activity means allocating it a greater amount of time of time. Making it a priority ahead of other activities and eliminating other projects.

One time in p.e our teacher had given our class a gymnastics assesment that we got one class period to practice but were told to use our own time to get together in our groups to practice in our own time.

I am only 12 years of age and I love doing p.e. But now that I was told to do this debate, I think that I should have focused more on my academic studies instead of gymnastics because I need to pass my academic exams when I am older not p.e.

If anyone has ever told you that \'if you do not do sport you will get fat\' then it is absoloutely rubbish. You can still eat healthy, non fatty food and be slim. People often do not realise that you can also do sport out of school you do not have to do it in scnool.

Sport has a broad meaning. Sport means all forms of physical activity that take\'s place through casual or organised participation. So walking to school is a casual sport. Think about basic things you do everyday and it will fall under casual sport.

Many p.e teachers are in experienced and there is a lack of teachers. So what is the point of doing p.e with an un-experienced teacher?

According to the education watchdog ofsted, one in five schools continue to lack even adequate sporting facilities, so what is the point of doing sport with so little space.

My conclusion is let people choose what they do with their body because as stated by John.c Andrews 1999:

"Children even the youngest ones are human beings. Therefore they are intitled to enjoy fundamental human rights.

The right of the child to have his/her opinions taken into account in all decisions affecting him/her."