Xi’an Liangjiatan International School recently ran a successful esports competition that pitted teachers against students. The competition was not only a fun and exciting event, but it also helped to foster important skills such as teamwork, communication, and develop relationships among participants.
Esports has become increasingly popular around the world in recent years. While some may view it as simply a form of entertainment, esports actually requires a high level of skill and strategy. Players must work together as a team and quickly adapt to changing circumstances in order to be successful. This makes esports a great way for students to develop critical thinking skills. Esports can also help to build strong relationships among participants. By working together as a team towards a common goal, players can develop a sense of camaraderie and mutual respect. This is particularly true in the case of XLIS’s recent competition, where teachers and students had the opportunity to face off against each other in a friendly and competitive environment.
The event was not just limited to esports, everyone who attended also had the opportunity to join a team dinner in the evening, engage in fitness training the following morning, breakfast and a delicious BBQ lunch were provided. The combination of physical activity, mental stimulation, and social interaction made for a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience.
During the esports competition there were several learning outcomes for participants. For students, the competition provided a unique opportunity to showcase their abilities and compete against their teachers in a safe and supportive environment. This helped to boost their confidence and encourage them to take risks and try new things. For teachers, the competition allowed them to gain a better understanding of the skills and interests of their students and provided a fun and engaging way to connect with them outside of the classroom.
The esports competition was a great success and was an excellent example of how extracurricular activities (ECAs) at XLIS can complement traditional learning and provide students and teachers with valuable experiences and learning opportunities.
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Kriss Parker (Head of Logistics)