1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

2 February 2012

Learning English through Sport Communication-One student, One sports team. (6A Law Yeung Yeung)

The recent proposal by the Sports Club that all students in our school should be required to join a sports team at school has aroused wide concern among students. Those people who are in favour of it opine that it is a good way to motivate students to do exercises regularly; those who stand on an entirely different ground conceive that it is an infringement of their human rights. Divergent as people’s views on this issue in question maybe, I am inclined to support this proposal.

First and foremost, it can encourage our students to exercise regularly. Our society has already been running out of motivation to do sports for a very long time, especially students! Our students, among hustle and bustle, do not have much spare time because of the heavy workload and the rapid pace of life. Even though they have some spare time, they prefer taking a rest in the bedroom or playing computer games to do exercise. Moreover, there is a serious shortage of sport facilities in our community. They lack the chances to exercise. All these are discouraging people from doing exercise.

Also accountable for this view is that sport is vitally important to every one’s health. It is undeniable that doing exercise is good for every individual’s health. Some significant health benefits such as building up better immune system and strengthening body functions are from time to time highlighted by health experts. Asking our students to join a sports team at school can probably benefit our students’ health a lot.

Another reason is that joining a sports team at school could also help to strengthen students’ team spirit. Most of the Sports Clubs in our school, ranging from the football team to swimming team, require students to cooperate and work together towards a common goal. Through team sports, teammates can nurture teamwork with each other by effectively communicating with teammates and a strong sense of belonging and team spirit is also developed. Apart from team spirit, most sports are done with others. It can also increase the chance of making more friends and enlarging our social circle.

Judging from the arguments presented above, I strongly subscribe to the idea that students in our school should be required to join a sport team. Nevertheless, in order to make the proposal acceptable to the wider school community, our school should have a comprehensive consultation on this issue before making the final decision.

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