Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmes (for example working for a charity, improving the neighborhood or teaching sports to younger children).
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is suggested that community service such as working for a charity or teaching sports for young children should be a mandatory part of school curriculum. I myself completely agree with this statement due to two main reasons showed in following paragraphs.
First of all, there is no doubt that obligatory social works help children become responsible for society. It is voluntary activities after school that engrain a feeling of empathy in children. For instance, I was compulsorily taken part in collecting trash on Sunday morning when I was in high school. Until now, not only does it help me enhance my awareness of keeping my surroundings clean but it also remind me not to litter wherever I go. Therefore, I believe free community service must be requisite in school programs.
Next, it is undeniable that life skills gained through such activities are valuable. In particular, students participating in social service can learn how to work in team as well as how to efficiently communicate with their partners. To be honest, only by possessing these skills do they have an asset on their CV and enhance their employability. Additionally, apart from school time, children tend to spend most of their time sitting in front of TV or computers, which can lead to some serious diseases like obesity or diabetes. Obviously, those mandatory after school activities also create chances to exercise and develop their health. Thus, I suggest that high school students be forced to take part in these joyful and helpful activities more often.
In conclusion, according to my two perspectives above, I hope voluntary service will be put into action for high schools colleges shortly.