Many people believe that cooking is an essential life skill and should be taught to boys and girls in schools. Others disagree and believe it is a waste of school time. To what extent do you agree?

A large portion of individuals
hold
Suggestion
holds
the opinion that learning how to cook is an imperative quality needed in order to survive,
therefore
, cooking classes should be a part of
school curriculums
Suggestion
the school curriculum
school curriculum
.
On the contrary
, some refute
this
belief and think that these classes would be a waste of valuable teaching time. I firmly disagree with
this
opinion.
Firstly
, providing
food
lessons in primary education allows children to grow up and be independent, so if anything, it is a great way to spend time in school.
This
is because preparing one's own lunch or dinner is an important skill to have. By teaching
this
from a young age, kids are able to depend on themselves and feed themselves.
In addition
to
this
, as they grow older they are able to save a lot of money that would be spent on take out, due to the fact that home cooked meals are much more affordable and healthier.
For example
, a meal at a fast
food
place like KFC would cost around 6 pounds, whereas by teaching children how to cook, they can spend those 6 pounds on ingredients like a kg of rice and chicken which would collectively cost 3 pounds.
Secondly
, the classroom is not only a place to learn academic subjects like Maths and Physics.
This
is exemplified by sports, which are
also
taught in educational institutions and are not considered to be a 'waste of time', in fact, sports lessons are seen as a good way to release energy and stay healthy. Cooking class's should be given the same level of importance because they
also
facilitate healthier lifestyles and expand skill sets.
Furthermore
, cooking class's can be incorporated into other subjects
such
as biology and chemistry, as
food
is closely related to these subjects and can be a fun creative way to learn.
For instance
, in primary school, I was taught about chemical boiling points by cooking rice in water and measuring its temperature. In conclusion, being able to make your own
food
is a quality that should be enhanced in primary education and taught to both males and females globally. In the future, I hope these classes are available in all curriculum's.

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