题目：Some people think that schools do not do enough to teach young people how to look after their health. To what extent, do you agree or disagree?
Many reports about teenager students committing suicides or passing away at an early age under mounting pressure has prompted us to question whether schools has taught students enough about how to take care of their health. Personally, I think that many schools in developing countries have done an inadequate job in promoting health education.
(physical —lack of PE—be obsessed with academic results—For example)
Education about students’ physical health has been missing for many years in some schools. Excessive attention has been paid to academic studies, causing many students to neglect their physical education. All they care about is to get a high score in college entrance examination and physical health is none of their priority. An extreme example can be found in a newspaper report that a secondary school classroom has bottles of medicine hanging from the ceiling for students to take when they feel exhausted or ill.
Psychological health is another realm that has been overlooked by most schools in less developed countries. The disproportionate rate of the number of teachers to students in many schools lead to the lack of communication between students and teachers because it is basically impossible for limited teaching staff to have any deep and heartfelt conversation with students. The lack of communication, over time, may cause some students with unbearable pressure and pain to be consumed by hate, hatred, indifference or depression, all of which are signs of psychological diseases.
(psychological—self abasement/isolation/ pessimistic/ look on the dark side)
It must be admitted that there are some schools which have performed well in educating students about health. Some considerate schools provide counselling services to students. For example in the bathroom of my secondary school, there used to be some posters saying anyone who found other students depressed should contact some professional teachers. Physical health has also been constantly valued in Australian, British and American schools.
In the final analysis, many schools in less developed countries have not done enough to teach students to look after their health but some thoughtful schools in developed countries have performed relatively well.