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.

22 January 2015

A letter to editor (6D Shum Lok Hin)

Dear Sir,

I’ve heard that some schools will remove the PE lessons from the curriculum to make students concentrate more on academic subjects. I absolutely disagree with this policy. I understand that if there are no PE lessons, some students may concentrate more on academic subjects but we cannot expect all the students to concentrate more on academic subjects if PE lessons were removed. Besides, PE lessons are very important for students in their school life.

Nowadays, in Hong Kong, almost everyone in Hong Kong has a smartphone or tablet in hand, especially students. They only focus on high technology products and reject going out or doing exercise. Therefore, they need the PE lessons because PE teachers would force them to do exercise to make them stronger. This is good for their health.

From the findings in a survey, it was found that 35% of Americans are obese. One of the causes is they seldom do exercise or sports. Hong Kong’s situation is similar to that of America. Hong Kong is a fast-paced city. Moreover, Hong Kong people always eat fast food for saving time and do not time for exercise. Most of the fast food are sugary and oily. Students need to do more exercise to reduce their calories, and so PE lessons are the time to keep fit and it can help lessen the danger that obesity brings.

Furthermore, PE lessons are not just regular lessons. PE teachers can discover somebody who has potential in sports and suggest them to join the school team. Students can develop their potential. If they play well in sports, they may have some special offers from universities when they apply for a university place in form 6. These students may get in university more easily than others.

All in all, the above reasons support that PE lessons are good for students. I can’t think of any benefits after removing PE lessons.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Wong

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