Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Asian Youth Games 2009

Well done, Singapore!

Our young athletes have done our country proud by winning medals across the sports. They have shown perseverance, diligence and discipline in their training. Finally, all their hard work paid off. Is this the end for the athletes? I do not think so. This is just the beginning of their learning experience for the Youth Olympic Games 2010.

What can we, in EDP, learnt from these athletes?

Firstly, to take part in an event as big as AYG or YOG, you must have a lot of perseverance and diligence. Persevere through the arduous training sessions and diligent in the sessions. Besides that, you must also have strong discipline instill in you. Preparing for such events requires you to be discipline in your diet (food intake) and also having enough rest between the training sessions so that you can give your very best all the time. As such, you have to sacrifice some of your time playing with your friends or your TV time.

Our athletes have proved that we can performed better than other countries in sports. We, in EDP, have proven that even Primary 5 pupils can scale up Mt Kinabalu. There are many other things we can do in our lives. The recipe for success is almost identical.

The recipe is perseverance, diligence and discipline. With this recipe, the sky is the limit for you. Maybe one fine day, I would be reading about your success in the newspaper.

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Hi Mr Yaidi,
Was wondering whether the school will be interested to enter EDP students in Youth triathlon like the recent Milo MOE Youth triathlon. http://www.youthtriathlon.sg/Public/raceinfo.php
It would be a good experience for the kids.
Joanna