W1-02-12, USJ 14,
Goodyear Court 9,
47630 Subang Jaya,
9 September 2003
It was lovely to hear from you. All of us miss you very much. Mum and Dad are glad that you are slowly adjusting to life in a boarding school.
In your letter you complained about the compulsory co-curricular activities. Well, let me tell you that you can reap many benefits through active participation in these activities. Firstly, the various co-curricular activities help you become a better person (point 1). Participation in uniformed units, clubs and societies, sports and games will help you discover your talents and develop your character. You will become a more confident and well-rounded person. The strict rules and good behavior expected of you as a member of a uniformed unit will instill discipline you. This is important if you are to become a law-abiding citizen.
Besides, you will learn good values through the various co-curricular activities. You will learn about the importance of cooperation and respect for others .These values are very important in a multi-racial society like ours.
You have always said that you admire great leaders like Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln. Well, co-curricular activities will certainly help you to develop leadership skills. There will be ample opportunities to enable you to become a good leader. Besides learning how to plan events, you will learn to organize activities .Sometimes, you might even have to handle a challenging situation and this will teach you how to make on-the-spot decisions.
More importantly, co-curricular activities provide you with many opportunities to help you develop social skills .As you know, a person with good social skills have an edge these days. Extra-curricular activities will also provide you with opportunities to take part in competitions at various levels. Schools usually select their representatives for competitions at zone, state or...
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