As the second quarter comes to a close, ILS sixth graders have been intensely involved in their school subjects and also in mini-football.
Teams from each sixth grade section met in a series of matches in which parents also took part. The quest for victory, combined with support from parents, spurred the students on to new levels of team work. Mini-football coach Viktor Pilipenko put it this way:
“In mini-football, the players have to think fast, because the field of play is small, forcing them to move and make decisions quickly. This makes the transition to full-field football, as on the bigger pitch, the players has more time to consider their moves. Skills honed in mini-football can be a big plus.”
All the teams played well during the mini-tournament, but 6M2 came out the winner.
“Team sports help children to develop their personal and social skills,” notes ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “We are pleased that the parents joined the students on the field of play, providing strong support. Playing team sports teaches a child collective thinking and creates an atmosphere where team members trust and help each other, which contributes to personal growth.”