Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmes (for example, working for a charity, improving the neighbourhood, or teaching sports to younger children). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays,
community
service
is often seen as an important
part
of our society. Some people think that it should be compulsory for
students
in high school to take
part
in
such
programmes. While doing
this
could have some repercussions, I personally believe that
this
idea would bring more benefits to not only
students
but
also
society. On the one hand, implementing
this
proposal would have some negative impacts on the
community
and
students
involved.
Firstly
, being high school
students
means they are already expected to perform well to have academic achievements which are essential to their future careers. If they are made to serve in
community
service
, it might stress them out as they have less free time to recover after studying hard or doing revision for long hours.
Secondly
, as those
students
often lack maturity, local charities may have more work in supervising them.
Therefore
,
instead
of helping charitable organizations, the
students
could be a source of problems.
However
, doing unpaid
community
service
would definitely
beneficial
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. By taking
part
in those social activities
such
as taking care
the
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elderly, teaching sports to younger children, volunteer
students
will probably have great chances to not only develop practical skills
such
as communication but
also
nurture their generosity and empathy with difficult situations of the disadvantaged.
Moreover
, charitable organizations have more human resources, allowing them to give more help to people in need and reduce the workload of older volunteers who
also
need
the
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assistance from younger generations. In conclusion,
although
there may be several effects on
students
’ performance at school and issues local charities could deal with, I agree that unpaid
community
service
should be a mandatory
part
in
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the standard curriculum of high schools as its benefits are more significant.
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