Participating in competitions at school can help teach the kids the importance of teamwork, commitment to a task, cooperation and respect for the opponent. Every competition is also an opportunity for children to learn to play by the rules. It shows them that they are good at something which builds their self-confidence. A confident child is more likely to develop a ‘can-do-attitude’. This is because the experience of winning helps children get motivated to take the next steps to achieve even bigger goals, such as jumping even further.
While it is important for us to teach children to win and succeed, teaching them to lose is just as important. By showing them that losing is not the end of the world, children learn that life is full of second chances.
This year, in our pre-primary section, various competitions were held for all the age groups – sub juniors, juniors and seniors, throughout the year. All the students enjoyed competing with each other and participated enthusiastically in all the competitions.