Read the following excerpt from an online post of a website on educational practices.
Kids who appreciate how much effort, time and care goes into growing food will understand how important farmers are, and why it's important to take care of our Earth. In the world of today, gardening needs to be given more importance than sports, music and dance in all schools because it creates environmental stewards and outdoor learning laboratories that help the child and community for years to come.
Write a paragraph in 100-120 words to analyse the given argument.
You could think about what alternative explanations might weaken the given conclusion and include rationale / evidence that would strengthen / counter the given argument.
AGAINST THE ARGUMENT
1️⃣ Certainly gardening should not take precedence over sports, music and dance in every school. Gardening in school will need good planning with hands-on instruction and constant supervision by teachers. 2️⃣ Students tend to lose interest because plants grow slowly and naturally. Continuous hard work investment. Small targets or targets can be lost while in danger. The destruction of the work done by them on plants can be destroyed by rain, the encroachment of grazing animals, or the infestation of pests. 3️⃣ It should be noted that sports, music and dance are constructive activities that give faster results. These activities are fun and convey team spirit, cooperation and trust. 4️⃣ Unlike gardening, setbacks in these activities can be addressed with some sense of personal control. These activities help students express and de-stress successfully. So, maintaining their due importance in the school’s co-curriculum is imperative.