including sports in high schoool curriculum BY Juan03 The Powerful Effects of Including Sports in the High School Curriculum of Moca Kenya Marie Valdez Garcia Pontificia Universidad Cat?¶lica Madre y Maestra Santiago, Republica Dominicana The Powerful Effects of Including Sports in the High School Curriculum of Moca Sports are more than Just physical activities in which an individual or team competes against others, but when it comes to playing and participating in high school, it’s also a way of entertainment and helping kids learn about life.
A sport eaches them about teamwork, discipline, and competition. High schools in Moca have widen their curriculum for more studies and have not given the importance to sports, as they have excluded them from the curriculum. The students used to leave at 1 :OOpm, giving them time to play or participate in sports in their community and sometimes represent their school. Now, they leave high school at 4:00pm, giving them no time to actually play or train in any sports because of homework duties. Sports have helped students know the real meaning of team work.
As Ms. Wilson said, “Team work is one of the most important skills that high school student can learn through sports”. This important skill helps kids learn how to compare personalities and qualities from people around you. As she also said, “Through team work, they can learn how each individual effort combined with their teammates creates the success level of the team” (2011). Sports help inculcate discipline in students. Discipline is an action and it starts by having the ability to control one ‘s impulses and behavior.
Discipline is what helps he students realize and achieve their goals, their personal success in class, and the victories of each game. Not only because they all have their own rules, but also because they are led by someone more prepared, and are to be role models for future teammates. Victory is what all teams and students want, and a way to have it is by knowing how to compete. When it comes to participating in sport and more when it’s a team with a common goal, they prepare themselves for it, could be an exam, an essay, or a game. For every victory is bigger than the last.
High schools have forgotten how all hese powerful ways sports can help kids, not only in a game, but also in class and in society. Every high school prepares you for life. Sports also help you understand be more prepared. Knowing all these things, as a parent or a teacher, should speak for the kids or students to have at least one hour of sports in Moca ‘s high schools. Especially because other high school that are playing sports around the country like in Santiago, La Vega, and Santo Domingo always beat Moca’s teams because they are never prepared for the game, and it’s because they don’t have time to train for it.