It is well said that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Sports classes in the secondary schools play a big role in shaping the student’s behavior towards academic work. The secondary school curriculum is designed in such a way that students can participate in both academic and non-academic activities. However, of late there have been cases that have spiked up controversy over the role of sports classes in secondary school with many schools disregarding the role of sports. The main aim of this paper is to argue the case for the role of sports classes in secondary schools.
Sports serve as a healthy activity that promotes fitness for both the body and the brain (Johnston, Delva & O’Malley, 2007). Various sports activities have led to the development of talents among most people in the world today. Globally, sports have been promoted through the various international sporting activities such as Olympics, Marathons, football and rugby among others. Sports contribute to the development of human body both physically and mentally as most psychologists would argue. There have been cases of various scholars who died of academic fatigue such as the likes of Emile Durkheim. The importance of sports in secondary schools can therefore not be understated as they promote talent development and offer a good activity for brain relaxation (Wright, Burrows, & MacDonald, 2004). The sports classes should run hand in hand with the academic classes since both contribute to personal development that fits the objective of education in secondary schools.
It is, therefore, important that sports classes should be encouraged in secondary school to promote a good learning environment. They will also ensure that students do not only develop academically but are also physically fit. Finally, sports classes are geared towards the promotion of good health behavior among the students.