Should there be more gym class?
I, Kyle Wellenkamp have been going around the 5th grade neighborhood in Monument Valley Middle School, about whether or not there should be more gym class.I am a 5th grader in Monument Valley and I believe that there shouldn't be more gym class because students already have two gym classes a day. They should have at least one gym class a day for the whole year.
Another reason students shouldn't have more gym class is because students don’t get a lot of exercise in gym class. According to Scholastic News, studies have shown that in gym class you get only ⅓ of exercise, in the whole in time gym class. That means you can get ⅔ more of exercise. Also researchers have found out that at an average high school gym class,students only get 16 minutes of exercise even when the period is 45 minutes long.That means you can get 29 minutes more of exercise.
Let's see what the gym teachers think about this.
Mr.Vittum: Yes,if kids have more gym class their test grades go up.
Mrs.Mason: Yes, it's more fun to come to school if there's more gym class.
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