Importance of Competitions for School Students
In a world that is advancing at a rate faster than ever. It is very important to keep up with the pace. Competitions facilitate this. Basic education starts with observing, imitating the skills of parents, siblings, and other members. This is a very good experience, observing things out of curiosity, learning, and experiencing new things is a common phase. But, as the children grow up, all of sudden, they find it difficult to grasp the concepts, knowledge. Even if they try to do it, they find their pace to be slow and ultimately lose track.
Why you should be a part of the competition?
Referencing above, Let us try to understand this from a different perspective. In the wild, a deer competes with a cheetah to save his life. A larva competes with nature to bloom into a Butterfly. Animals compete against members of their species to claim their share of food and territory. These are all in sync with the law of nature- The survival of the Fittest.
In this rapidly progressing world, not only in education but in every field. It is very important to be steps ahead of your peers. This is where Competition comes into the picture. gives you a stage, a parameter, to judge your progress compared to your peers. Identify your strengths and weakness, develop a strategy to excel, and a lot more. Competition is just a word to portray the survival instinct deeply rooted in the genes. Competition is an indispensable part of life. Starting with childhood, competition in school, education, sports, college, business, corporates, and where not. This is an aspect that everyone needs to be very familiar with and accept it.
As the saying goes “The more you sweat in practice, lesser you bleed in war”. The initial boost, the launch for this important aspect of life starts at school. Children have a desire to compare and compete with their peers which is an important part of development. Education is that highway that connects everything and competition is the driver of the bus. To harness this in a positive way, it is very important to give this instinct a structure.
Healthy competition is the key to success
Healthy competition opens up doors, boosts creativity, pumps in the motivation for a task. Re-energizes all senses, increase productivity and acts as a tool that focuses on collective development. Competitions in every field through events is very important to harness positively. Competition in Education, Sports, Extracurricular activities in Schools is the stepping stone of developing this habit. In students and making them aware of this in an easy way.
While competition is important, schools should also focus on ensuring that these competitions promote the good things and the students become aware of the evil aspects too. In a competition, everyone is a winner through their parameters are different. While Someone has topped the class. While other has overcome his fear of maths. Someone has decided to rethink their career. Someone has discovered a new field. Competitions don’t have winners or losers rather they have a different experience, a different lesson for every competitor in the book of their life.
School students and competitions
School students have their minds similar to clay which can be molded the way you desire. Hence, it is crucial to handle it properly. Healthy Competitions in a fair and productive way to promote teamwork, enhance emotional and social learning, develop academic heroes, promote collective development, strengthen self-motivation, build mental and emotional strength, and promotes analytical thinking.
Competition among school children gives them an opportunity to explore the person they are, the guides (parents and teachers) can observe the traits and personalities in competitions and guide them accordingly, competitions provide students hands-on experience of the life they would face soon. For example, competitions teach one to keep on moving ahead no matter what, which can be inferred as moving continuously even if the destination is unknown in life, as ultimately you will reach your goal.
Competitions help students as well as parents to identify their strengths, weaknesses, capabilities, shortcomings, and decide a destination (Career) and the journey they should choose. This otherwise would have been a very hectic and complicated task, choosing and testing all career options, provided the career options that are available today. Therefore, Competition makes this easier and the competitions at Counsel Lab provide additional benefits of the chance to be mentored about the decision and choice of career.
Why Counsel Lab’s Alchemy 2020 can open the door for you?
Considering all this, The Alchemy 2020 from Counsel Lab aims to make every participant a winner. The competition is for school students’ class 8 onwards. It is a single competition loaded with more than one benefit. A parameter to judge where you stand among your peers, a competition that carves out the road hinting at the career choice you can make, excellent performance can lead to special mentorship which gives you a calculated, analysed perspective to make an informed decision, and last but not the least, goodies/vouchers/ access to the course/ special mentorship from Counsel Lab. This competition is highly structured and well-framed keeping in mind various parameters that judge creativity, originality, understanding, logical thought process, and lot more.
Competitions for school children is a simple yet powerful approach to help them grow and develop into responsible and independent adults. Friendly competitions in schools enhance curiosity, inquisitiveness, stresses on communication ad leadership skills, develop persistence, and unique life skills. Hence, competitions in schools prepare students to cope with the stress they would be facing in the future. Participating in these activities helps in growing as a person, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Competitions are present in every aspect of life, irrespective of if you are paying attention or ignoring it. Either you choose the competition and emerge as a winner or the competition chooses you and you end up being just a participant.
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