One of the reasons I went into education is the opportunity to coach and be involved in interscholastic sports. Participating on a team in a competitive situation is valuable for young people. It teaches ideas such as being part of something that is bigger than you, emotionally dealing with winning and losing, playing a role for the good of the team, develop physical fitness habits, etc. I always try to support the sports teams.
This weekend our school hosted the Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA) Cross Country Meet and schools from Seoul and Yokohama competed with our school. I am glad to have played a role as the official starter for the races.