TURBAT: The importance of extra-curricular activities such as sports in schools goes beyond the physical exercise aspect. Many sports help teach discipline and perseverance.
Continuously being taught in a classroom can take a toll on students’ mental wellbeing; so sports provide them a much needed break while also providing them with added skills. It is important for schools to ensure that they have sport facilities.
Government Boys Middle School in Singanisar, Turbat, lacks sports facilities. Being a student of this school, I had requested the principal to provide us with facilities for sports and games. He replied a school exists to provide education and it is not supposed to be a place for sports.
Despite this, every year funds are allocated specifically to provide us with sport facilities. This raises the question where are these funds being used? The school also doesn’t have a playground where we can play. The management has promised time and again to provide us with a playground but it never materialsed.
I urge the government to ensure sport facilities in every school.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 16th, 2018.