|Essay Sample 11 |
Клековкина Е., Манн
Comment on the following statement:
| Some people think that pupils at school should learn practical skills that will help them in later life, such as cooking or car mechanics. Others argue that pupils are at school to learn traditional academic subjects and that those who want to can learn other skills in their own time. |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people think that schools should teach pupils practical skills that will help them in later life, whereas others think that those skills should be acquired elsewhere and schools should focus on traditional academic subjects.
I think that practical skills can be very important – sometimes more important than anything else people learn at school. First of all, knowing how to cook and what to eat can help one stay healthy. Secondly, a single class in first-aid can one day help a person save a human life. Learning meditation at school can also help people have a calm and focused mind, which will enhance their academic performance.
At the same time there are people who believe that schools should be all about academic subjects. A person can learn how to fix their car but that would mean spending fewer hours studying academic subjects. This can potentially reduce one's chances of entering a good university in the future.
Well, I think schools can find time and teach all the classes just not make them mandatory. Not everyone wants to go to universities and for some pupils learning how to fix cars could mean having a good job in the future. Classes in cooking can help someone live a longer and healthier life.
In conclusion, I would like to say that academic education is important, but one should not forget that school is not only about academic subjects. There are other fields of a pupil's life that are no less important. I think that schools should help students learn about them. Thus, I strongly believe that practical skills should be given a special emphasis.
In conclusion, I would like to say that there are opposing views on this issue. At first sight only academic education is important but in actual fact school is not only about academic subjects. There are other fields of our lives that are no less important and I think that schools should help pupils learn about them. Thus, I strongly believe that practical skills should be given a special emphasis.