Allow students to chew gum in class
by Celine Kwok
I don’t understand why the majority of students are not allowed to chew gum in class, which is exactly what I am doing right now as I am writing to you.
Chewing gum is not a crime. It doesn’t even create any litter, which is the reason why eating in class is banned, I guess. Also, chewing gum does not distract our attention during lessons. In fact, in my experience, the minty flavour helps sleepy students stay awake.
My teacher told me that gum is not allowed in Singapore, because chewing gives you big jaws, which is nonsense, in my opinion.
Chewing gives us healthier gums and stronger jaws. I do not see what is not good about that. In addition to all that, students deserve the freedom to chew gum during a stressful and boring lesson.