In my high school, we're required to take PE every year on alternating days.
It really doesn't contribute to my physical well being however. We do play some games where we can get into it, but very little running, very little weight lifting etc...
I belong to a gym however, so I don't really care, but our school weight room is disgusting.
Nobody tries in Gym however, and theres a reason. We take tests, we supposadly loose points for participation (or lack thereof) but guess what? The grade doesn't go on our report card or transcript so nobody (including me) gives a shit. Maybe if working hard in gym ment something kids would try more.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
PE in schools really isn’t much good. Sure it helps to keep the fat quotient down, but if you're too lazy to do a bit of exercise then you deserve to be fat and others who are reasonably fit shouldn’t have to have their time wasted standing in muddy fields freezing their bollocks off in the middle of winter because you happen to be lazy. PE helps the lazy who don’t deserve it and who aren’t grateful for it, while wasting the time of people who actually give a damn.
Schools continuouslly need to push PE. Too many kids nowadays are overwieght, lazy, and stupid. PE helps at least two of those problems. Although the program at my school isn't exactly the best thing that's ever happened, I try to stay in peak physical condition as do many of my friends. The ones who don't? Have fun in that armchair.
P.E rules in the UK. We just play football (or 'soccer' to you Yanks) for about an hour straight and we get some good games going, it's either that or running around on the dunes which is fun, because my school is less than half a mile away from the beach. I have one P.E lesson a week but two years ago we used to have up to three lessons each week. Each P.E lesson is about an hour long so we have good fun. Kids being overweight nowadays is a big problem, so in the UK we do a good job of getting rid of this.
I never do P.E. I avoid it at all costs. I'm not 'fat' and I do my own excersise away from school. I doubt that an hour per week would make the difference if someone was going to be fat, so I don't think the government should enforce the lesson as much. If the kid is fat, let them be fat, it's their choice not to excercise out of school. I find P.E normally consists of this: - 15 minutes of 'getting changed' - 10 minutes of 'Teacher-waiting-paitiently-for-kids-to-be-quiet' - 35 minutes of half finished games. There's not enough time to get a decent game going (for me, at least). Mainly the P.E kit is what puts me off.. I just pretend I don't have the correct kit and sit and watch everyone. It's the fact that it wouldn't make a difference if you wore your normal school polo-shirt (don't get me started) to a crappy t-shirt from home, plus I don't have enough room in my bag to fit my trainers. I've done detentions, I've had my parents phoned at home (and work), I've had a referal to the Head, I'm still not doing P.E, it's a waste of time. Fair do's if I was 'fat,' but I'm not.
We got 2 hours per week of this 'PE', running most of the time, sometimes swimming, sometimes other sports... Nowadays, I run daily to catch my train ;).
- 15 minutes of 'getting changed' - 10 minutes of 'Teacher-waiting-paitiently-for-kids-to-be-quiet' - 35 minutes of half finished games. There's not enough time to get a decent game going (for me, at least).
When we were swiming we had 5 minutes to change, a few minutes to let the teacher know your there, and the rest get in a pool and do whatever you want. (Swim duhh) At the end we only had 5 minutes to get the hell out of the pool, take a shower in shower room, change, and get to our next class before the bell rings. All that for 5 days a week for 8 weeks!!!! Poor madness...
Now after swiming, Ill tell you that you wont feel like doing biology or anything else but sleep.
Thats the only thing I dislike about - college. PE is not mandatory.
I do however go to the gym to keep in shape - I like having a body like a rock star!
Also, its very healthy!
^yip thats true i also go to the gym and do boxing my pe class is so weird the teacher (woman) comes in straight away without asking use when were changing and as stealth 3 said u get 5 mins to change i get that too and if ur not ready u have to go even if ur not ready
I would hate having to pay to take PE in college.