Cross country teaches perseverance
Cross-country season has begun! And children are learning valuable lessons outside of the classroom. I think I get more excited to hear them thanking the marshals and organisers at cross-country events, and being kind to other runners, than winning. Their social skills and behavioural etiquettes are being developed. They are also learning to persist and push through pain. They learn to dig deeply to take the next step and specially to persevere when it would be so easy to give up. They think they’re climbing mountains, but they’re actually just little hills. It requires effort, but every step is worth it for them to recognise and explore their own potential and gaining that sense of achievement. It takes effort to feel the thrill of success, and I think the greater the effort, the greater the thrill!