I just learned this morning that an acquaintance of Little Man was excused from school to play in a hockey tournament in P.E.I.
I think it's great that the young man is involved in extra curricular activities. My only thought at this point is, is he not a bit young to be taken out of school for this sort of thing? Does this happen a lot with students in elementary school?
I just can't support this act. My thought is education should come first. What happens if the young person is injured. I have read a few news reports of sport injuries occurring in young people that are not able to heal as easily as we would like to think. Could that not create a lifelong problem for the young person.
With the strong focus on sports, are they lacking in other areas of life, reading, writing and arithmetic?
What happens if the parents or guardians have invested all of this time and money and it turns out that the young player is not really that good? If their education is lacking, how will they support themselves later?
Not to mention the time off work with the loss pay.
I just cannot understand that level of commitment to something that takes away from education.
Maybe someone else with experience can explain.