School is something that we all know and understand , as we all have to go there as children whether we like it or not.
It means very different things to very different people, though. In the USA , any educational establishment can be described as a school, when as in the UK, school is a place you go to up to the age of 16. A school is also a group o fish , although we will focus on the educational establishment in this essay. For me, school is primarily a place to learn and to improve my chances of success in my career and life as a whole.
It ’s a place to better myself, not just for the good grades , but for the satisfaction of knowing that I’m a better for going through it .
School doesn’t just teach you facts and academic skills , but disciple, social and communication skills , leadership and so many more things too . Other people aren ’t interested in what they can get out of school, though, and see it as a place to socialize, become popular , have lots of boyfriends or girlfriends and have a good time . Having friends and fitting in is probably an important part of school for everyone though, be they popular and carefree or hardworking and academic. For some children and young people , school is so much more than these trivial things.
School can be a place of safety, perhaps from an abusive home life, or for children in third world countries , as a way of avoiding dangerous manual labor from a young age and giving themselves the best chance to have a better future than they would have otherwise.
For many such children, school can also be the place where they get their only hot meal of the day , or even their only meal full stop , and it offers the only opportunity they will ever have to learn to read and write, count and add up. On the other hand , for some children, school can be the total opposite of a safe place .
For those being bullied or perhaps even being abused by a teacher, school can be a living hell , a place that children and young people would do anything to avoid , even if it means getting in trouble. School can leave some youngsters feeling vulnerable, lacking in self – esteem and even totally hopeless about their lives. In conclusion , there is no single definition that can be given to describe school. Although the basics of it are set (it ’s a place where you go to learn ), how it works, what it looks like, and what it means for different people can vary greatly .
Ultimately , any definition of school will be dependent on the person’ s own experience of it.