Student Physical Wellness at Brookville

Back to Article
Back to Article

Student Physical Wellness at Brookville

Joyce Mac, Contributor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Due to some state regulations, P.E has become mandatory from middle school and high school students to 10th grade. Students stay seated for about 7 hours every day because of school. P.E is supposed to help students stayed focused and have better concentration when studying.  

“I view school P.E as a free period.  Students should not only stay active through P.E but also through different sport or other alternatives to be physically well. However, it is not everyone who wants to make that choice. Even though it is supposed to be a class to help students get physically active and fit, it doesn’t do such,” sophomore Izaiah Roundtree said, who is part of the cheerleading and track team. “However, the class is fun, though not what it should be. I’m from Atlanta, and our P.E class was based on fitness. If you were not able to complete some of the requirements, you didn’t pass the class. Here it’s just a matter of dressing out and participating.”

Students should not only stay active through P.E but also through different sport or other alternatives to be physically well. However, it is not everyone who wants to make that choice.

“I think that it’s good to be active, but when you force kids to do things, it can cause them to hate it. I feel like P.E should be optional,” junior Sydney Gellert said. “Kids need to stay active because it helps them to stay healthy. Nevertheless, they need to learn these habits young or they’ll be more unhealthy when they’re older. You don’t have to be super athletic as long as you don’t let it get to an unhealthy level. It’s up to the individuals to make that choice.”

People who don’t enjoy being athletic can still enjoy small things that will make them stay healthy and happy. They could hike and talk with their friends, seek them out of the house and get some sunlight, or even play a sport they enjoy. However, at BHS sports are taken very seriously and have competitions about who is going to have a spot on the teams.

“There’s a competition because sports have a limit on available spots for players. It does limit the students because even though students should join a sport that they want to join, it might not be something that they’re good at,” Roundtree said. “Some don’t have the mentality or mindset. Either they bring themselves down or others do. It is not necessarily fair but the truth hurts. No one wants a player that is considered dead weight to them.”

Exercising about every day is both good for the health and the brain. Not only should people doing stay active but also eating is a part of the being healthy.

“The P.E. in our school is very ineffective, but it is the only exercise for some people. Educate them on the importance and give them all of the facts,” sophomore Mia Preston said, who is currently is on the track team. “Exercise is so important for a good quality of life and is beneficial to their overall longevity.”