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Kanata Montessori Students Showcase Soccer Skills and Leadership in Team-Building Jamboree

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

At Kanata Montessori, we understand the importance of promoting character development and teamwork among our students. That's why we organize various events that allow our students to build their leadership skills and sportsmanship while having fun. One recent event that brought our Senior Elementary students and Grade 3 students together in a team-building environment is the Soccer Jamboree. In this non-competitive tournament, our students had the chance to showcase and practice their soccer skills while supporting their peers. Read on to find out more about this exciting event.

A group of children sit on the grass at the Kanata Montessori Soccer Jamboree 2023

The Soccer Jamboree is part of our school's commitment to developing the whole child. Soccer is a great way for our students to engage in physical activity while learning important life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, and leadership. During the Jamboree, we divided our students into teams and assigned them a colour to represent. Each team was composed of students from different classes, allowing them to socialize and collaborate with peers who they may not interact with regularly.

Throughout the event, our students played multiple games in a round-robin format. The games were non-competitive, allowing our students to focus on developing their soccer skills without the pressure of winning or losing a game. The coaches and teachers guided our students and encouraged them to display good sportsmanship and leadership while playing. They also provided constructive feedback to help students improve their performance.

A group of children listen to their coach at the 2023 Soccer Jamboree

The Soccer Jamboree was a big success, with our students showing not only their soccer skills but also their leadership and camaraderie. We saw students supporting each other and encouraging their teammates to perform their best. This event allowed them to bond and hone the essential skills they will need as they move on to higher grades and interact with a greater number of people in their communities.

The Soccer Jamboree showed once again the importance of organizing non-competitive events that promote character development and teamwork among our students. We are proud of our Senior Elementary and Grade 3 students who participated in the Jamboree and showed excellent sportsmanship and leadership in every game. We believe that these attributes are critical to their success not only in school but also in life. Let's continue to promote these values at Kanata Montessori and celebrate the achievements of our students.

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