Monday, February 12, 2007

They Took Our Sports Away. (Part 3)


Want to know why I haven't posted for over two weeks? Well, it's because I've been happier than usual. Want to know why? The regional tournament is coming up and everyone's working harder to find time to practice sports and athletics. This is the only time of the year that Choueifat somewhat promotes sport and physical activity, solely to beat the other schools and bring back trophies to display along with all those university acceptances that they treasure so.
Back to the point, I've been happier than usual. I've been scoring higher on exams and I feel a lot more motivated in general. I'm now a lot more determined and confident in everything I do. In class, I can manage to stay awake longer than usual. I don't feel like a lazy git any more. Somewhere in the back of my mind, it feels like a wisp of school spirit is actually forming. Why? Because of sports.
Sports should be a huge part of school life. Staff and students alike should be rooting for the home team against rival schools, all for the sake of healthy competition. Sports releases endorphins in the brain, creating a sense of well being. It's completely necessary for a successful school to make sure that their students engage in physical activity frequently. Again, I stress the fact that school, as well as life in general, isn't all about academics.
Most of my classmates and teachers believe that PE should be compulsary in schools in grades 11 and 12. In Choueifat, it's obviously not. Hell, it's not even optional. PE is slowly removed from our timetables in Grade 10 and by Grade 11, it's gone. It's not even available as an elective subject. Along with Arts and Music (and anything else that has anything to do with liberty), Sports is not recognised as a "real subject" in the school. It's sad because after the regional tournaments, We're going to have to revert back to our lusterless Choueifati lives.

4 comments:

Some guy said...

Bring back the sports!!!
Pretend the ball was a teacher, n believe me, ull be releasing a lot of those "endorphins". Sports is healthy! It gives u something to take ur mind off this f-ing system, helps ur cardiovascular, n keeps u from being a fat mofo! have u seen the kids here lately!!! J.C!!! its juss disgusting! theyre BMI must be off the charts! make the right choice! bring the sports back!!

is our childrens learning? said...

cross country! run for no purpose!

Abu Dhabi, 9th grade, when Mr G says "I want everyone looking at me" he's talking to me, who sits at the front of the class, drawing 'enemies' or mutant mushrooms.

isn't the internet wonderful? lets talk about our lovely school.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean "is our childrens learning?" I too used to create the most incredibly wackiest doodles in grade 9 despite being in the 2nd row n all...that is of course until Mr.G cut into my fantasy of having garfield over for brunch...

Miss Maybeline said...

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