When school students engage in community service, they get to learn a lot of life skills. When they help poor or disabled people, they learn to appreciate their own life.
They realize that they have got many things that other people don’t have.
Paul Eberhardt, athletic director, intramural director and head coach of the Mc Nair Marlins basketball team in Richmond, B.
C., believes “that students don’t care about participating in P. anymore and we have to educate students on the benefits of Physical Education”.
Politicians and educators responsible for the mandatory physical education program at the junior high school levels (grades eight to ten) should be applauded for this, but frowned upon for not enforcing it on senior high school students (grades 11 and 12).
Physical Education is defined as “the process of education that develops the human body, specifically fitness and movement skills” (Baker, 1990, p. This teaches students valuable skills that would be applicable to life, present and future.
Since children are the future of a nation, some people believe that they should be required to engage in unpaid community work while they are at school. In my opinion, every student should be required to do something for the society.
Since many of them are unlikely to have the inclination to do so on their own, making it compulsory is the only way out.
To conclude, students who engage in unpaid community service reap a lot of benefits.
Since few students have the natural drive for social work, making it compulsory is the only way to get them engaged in social work.