Speech on Education
Dear students and respected teachers, today my speech will be about education. Education is the knowledge and skills one acquires in life from school or university. It can also mean other types of education, such the knowledge acquired from books and works of art. All types of education are important but school education plays the greatest part in life. That is why, in most countries, it is government protected. It forms the basis for our lifelong personal education from what we read and see around us.
The first type of education for humans is the close family environment. We take our first lessons in life from our parents and grandparents. They teach us the first rules to obey and the things we should not do. From our family, we learn to be kind, polite and clean. We also learn how to assist others, never compete and be a useful member of the society. Those first lessons are so important that children never forget them. Even psychologists suggest that this early education will create the core of the person we will become.
Our second source of education is school. The teachers will introduce kids to reading and writing. They will also educate them in various subjects. During school education, children learn math, physics, literature and chemistry. These lessons help them to understand nature and the whole universe and understand the laws of the environment. School also introduces children to art by teaching them music and poetry. Sometimes students discover they have an inclination in art because of school lessons.
School education is also vital for teaching us how to behave with others. We learn the basic rules of politeness from our home but we test them at school. Students learn to obey rules and regulations, respect other kids and not be aggressive in any way. They also learn to do their homework, study and be awarded for their effort. They are also discouraged to be lazy and are punished when not finishing their work. School teachers have the experience and the knowledge to teach children what they should do to be useful citizens and entrepreneurs in the future.
All levels of education have something to offer. High school is providing education for adolescents while young adults are encouraged to go to the university. There, they have the ability to choose their own education field. They will learn how to work and how to do research, organize their studies and earn good grades. University is providing them with the education to be successful in their chosen profession and earn their living.
Another type of education is the personal one. This is not a structure like the educational system but rather a personal approach to knowledge. Life teaches valuable lessons on how to live and work with others successfully. Our mistakes show us what not to repeat and what to fix in the future. Trips and travels can also be a great source of knowledge and education. When travelling, we see new things, new cities and other cultures. We thus take lessons in tolerance and empathy. People that travel often, understand others better and they respect their individuality.
Art and culture can also be a source of education for everyone. From children to adults, everyone can be benefited from a work of art. Learning to play a musical instrument or taking dance classes are a form of cultural education. People visit museums, go to film screenings and read books to learn more things about life. Books especially are available to almost everyone, don’t cost much and can be useful in many ways, from reading poems to work manuals.
Since education is so important, everyone should have access to it. Someone may not want to attend university but should be able to go to primary school. Learning to read and write is fundamental to life. Still, in some developing countries, kids don’t have that opportunity. They may be forced out of school to work or take care of their siblings. This is wrong and there are many organizations fighting for education. Most countries have managed to impose regulations on basic education so kids do go to school until a certain age. Others need to take more steps on that and make sure education can be for everyone.
Closing my speech, I would like to say that education is important because it is the basis of our everyday life. We learn how to read, we learn our trade and we learn about our professions. Education also provides us with a moral code to follow in everyday life. We are taught to respect other peoples ‘opinions and lifestyle. We celebrate difference and individuality because we learn how to be good and kind and how to be our best selves.