Your school has received a gift of money. What do you think is the best way for your school to spend this money? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
A very generous gift of money has been given to our school, and has been welcomed by the whole student body. There are many things that my school could do with this money. To decide, one must consider the amount of the gift and understand that it is a one-time thing. Keeping this in mind, I think that my school could most benefit from new classroom fixtures.
If you looked at our school, you would agree that nearly all of the classrooms could use new desks, chairs, chalkboards, bookshelves and cabinets. Our school is old and the people who live here aren't very wealthy. New equipment would provide students with the tools that they need to learn. It is hard to write papers when there aren't enough desks and chairs. It is hard to learn when the blackboards are so old that they can't be erased properly. It is also difficult to organize school supplies without proper bookshelves and cabinets. Schools that have these types of shortfalls need drastic help.
Another plus that new equipment would provide is that it would make the school more attractive to the community. It is hard for a community to be proud of a school that is falling apart, and whose students are underperforming as a result. If the community felt that this school was important, perhaps others would give more money in the future. That would allow us to further improve our school. In addition, community members might feel encouraged to come and help out in the school, which would make it even better.
Students would be happier with new equipment. It would make them want to come to school and learn. There would be fewer dropouts. By continuing steadily in their education, these students will be able to better contribute to our community in the future. Some of these might catch a vision to become a schoolteacher, and these experiences will only serve to benefit future generations of students.
While there are many things that could be purchased with a gift of money at our school, I believe that new equipment is the best choice. New equipment would improve the learning environment, the community's attitude, and the students' feelings about their school.