WHY DO WE COMPETE?
We all know that sports matter in life, and so do competitions. Even though participation matters more than winning, preparations, victories and losses are all a learning opportunity. Who better to talk to about this than our tireless P.E. teacher Mr Krznar who leads our teams and individual athletes in all school and out-of-school competitions?
1. Which sports competitions did our school join this year?
This school year we did many sport activities. We started with the futsal and athletics, there were also basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, table tennis, beach volleyball and mini football.
2. How many pupils joined and what was the most popular competition?
The most popular competition was futsal, mini-football and dodgeball for younger pupils. We have almost half of the pupils from our school that participate in all this events.
3. What does competing in a team sport teach children?
Competition can inspire children to set goals and work hard to achieve them. The desire to win or perform well can serve as a powerful motivator, encouraging children to develop discipline, perseverance, and a strong work ethic. Team sports teach us team work and cooperativeness.
4. Is it difficult to compete in an individual sport?
Competing in individual sports develops self-confidence and self-esteem. As pupils participate in individual sports, they witness their personal growth and development. Progressing in skills, achieving personal goals, and overcoming challenges can boost their self-confidence and self-esteem. Individual sports provide opportunities for pupils to celebrate their own accomplishments, fostering a positive self-image.
5. What is your message to all the competitors so far and those to come in the future?
Competition is not merely about winning or losing; it is a platform for personal growth, learning, and self-discovery. It tests your resilience, determination, and character, shaping you into stronger individuals. Embrace every victory as a testament to your hard work and perseverance, and view every setback as an opportunity for growth and improvement.
The CIty of Zagreb Mini Football Championship - our girls' team won second place in May! Congrats!