In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life and developing the cognitive skills of children. The dramatic changes in global economies over the past five years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, students need new life skills to improve the social and emotional development— positive skills that will remain with them as they move on in their lives. With respect to holistic development, policy makers and educators are placing increasing emphasis on the development of critical life skills along with the traditional focus areas of languages, sciences and mathematics.
Keeping in mind all the above objectives, Life Skill Competition was held at various levels in St. Kabir Indian International School. Keeping up with the spirit of creativity and innovation, this competition was designed to observe the life skills at different grade levels, with different innovative themes for the competition. Grades 1&2- Getting Ready for the School, Gr 3-Gift Wrapping, Gr 4-Book Covering, Gr 5- Chopping, Dicing and Cutting, Gr 6&7 -‘The Art of Buying’ in children, Gr 8-Table Setting and Gr 9- Investiture Card Making.
Students with their tender and creative mind, performed well in the competition even though all couldn’t win but still they kept alive the spirit of participating in the competition. It was more about learning and building self confidence. Students found new ways of thinking and problem solving. They analysed options, made decisions and understood why they had to make certain choices outside the classroom.
Overall, the students developed a greater sense of self-awareness and appreciation for others.