Genius or Athlete?
Uploaded by god? on Oct 09, 2007
In our new generation of sport oriented children, a vast variety of sports teams are presented in our schools. Many sports from hockey to soccer are an option for students at the majority of the schools in Canada. These sports teams are all time consuming and competitive which proposes the concern of a students grades while participating in these sports: Will they suffer?
The proposed solution is that only students attaining above average grades may be permitted to participate in these extra curricular sports teams. The opinion of many is that this restriction will give the students achieving a lower grade average a greater chance to achieving a higher grade average.
The option of participation in school sports teams should be presented to all students who are passing their courses because athleticism leads to a better quality of life.
All students are not necessarily able to achieve above average grades. Canada’s students are all different and have different learning capabilities, some students achieve level fours and others may achieve level twos. Some students permitted to participate may be achieving above average levels in applied courses while others achieving below average in academic classes are restricted from their participation, this is unfair considering a student in academic classes achieving below average could most likely achieve above average in applied courses. Finally, some students, of a lower poverty level, do not have access to certain luxuries such as computers, thus their grades may suffer due to their lack of riches.
Without the option of school organized sports, a student may loose his/her chance at a good future and improved quality of life. A student’s only opportunity at attending university or college may be an athletic scholarship. Some students are unable to afford the expenses of college and therefore are in need of a scholarship. Athletic scholarships are first presented to the lesser privileged student athletes. A talented child not permitted to participate in his or her sport of choice may go unnoticed by scouts and could loose his/her chance at being drafted into a sports team and playing at a professional level. A majority of professional athletes are noticed while playing in varsity sports. To conclude, children require confidence and teamwork in their everyday life and school work that sport teams...