(A/D) Some teenagers take part in kinds of ACTivities, such as musical classes, sports classes and so on, but others only focus on one ACTivity which is important to them. Which idea do you support?
1 占用时间和精力相对较少，有助于孩子放松，减少压力' 有助于身心健康
Under the current educational system, the extracurricular ACTivities designed for students are playing an increasingly important role. Therefore, among parents and teachers, there arises a controversy pertaining whether teenage students should participate in various ACTivities or focus on one ACTivity. Towards such a long-running tug-of-war, I strongly recommend teenagers to engage in more kinds of ACTivities, for the following reasons.
Initially, getting involved in more ACTivities can be conducive to the well-rounded development of students. It is self-evident that different ACTivities can equip participants with various skills and abilities. To illustrate, students attending musical classes can learn how to appreciate the classical works of famous musicians and thus improve their aesthetic capability. Similarly, participating in team sports will help students cultivate a sense of cooperation as well as enhance their leadership. After having obtained the above skills, students definitely can develop in an all-round way, with the result of becoming more competitive than others. In contrast, specializing in only one kind of ACTivity is a totally different picture. In other words, students just foster one particular skill, which is a potential obstacle to their future development. The underlying reason is that the more and more complicated modern life necessitates the acquisition of multiple skills.
Furthermore, taking part in many after-class ACTivities can do a better job in helping students find what they are interested in. Just as a saying goes, interest is the best teacher, which clearly indicates the great role played by interest in all levels of education. The above claim is especially true of teens education, because they are in the puberty, the most rebellious period. Put it in another way, without the drive of their own interest, they are less likely to perform well in any ACTivities required by their teachers. In this case, offering various ACTivities to adolescents undoubtedly can more effectively stimulate their interest and passion. Once they find what they like, they will automatically put more efforts and time in it. However, requiring all teenagers to solely engage in one ACTivities may fail to cater to the interest of the majorities of them.
All in all, we can draw the conclusion that it is a wiser move for students to attend multiple ACTivities, in order to obtain a holistic development and find what they are passionate for.