Rajasthan, 23 March 2022:Students from Rajasthan are among the top scorers in LEAD Championships 2021, with participants across age groups winning in different categories. 40,000 students representing more than 1200 schools across India participated in the championship, India’s biggest. LEAD Championships 2021 was organised by LEAD, India’s largest School EdTechcompany in the K-12 segment that is focused on improving learning outcomes for students.
LEAD’s student championship provides a platform for national exposure and holistic development, especially in non-metro locations, where school students typically do not have access to such opportunities. The 2021 edition was open to students across age groups in four categories: ‘English Champs’, ‘Science Champs’, ‘Quiz Champs’ and ‘Li’l Champs’. By motivating students to practice and demonstrate skills such as creative thinking, reading, listening, comprehension, and application of science-based concepts, LEAD focuses on comprehensive learning outcomes for students instead of only curriculum-based assessments.
Yashika Jain of Cambridge Primary School(Jaipur) was declaredthe winner in the ‘English Champs-Junior’ category.
Sumeet Mehta Co-founder& CEO, LEAD said, “I would like to congratulate all participants of LEAD Championship 2021 for their hard work and performance on a national platform. With LEAD, students from small towns and affordable schools now get opportunities that would otherwise never be available to them. LEAD National Championships is such a platform that helps students develop a growth mindset, boosts social skills, and grows their confidence.”
The winners of LEAD Championships 2021 took home exciting prizes worth up to INR 10 lakhs in addition to the highly coveted LEAD Championship Trophy. While each winner was awarded a tablet, a trophy, winner badge, certificate, and goodie box, each runner-up received a kindle along with a trophy, a badge, a goodie box, and a certificate. Moreover, winning schools were felicitated with trophies.
Yashika Jain of Cambridge Primary School, Jaipur, said, “The Grand finale was the most memorable day of my life. That day I became the winner of a national level competition. I never even dreamt that I would ever become the winner of the LEAD Championship. The biggest contribution in winning this competition is from my Cambridge Primary School. My teachers considered me eligible and made me a part of this competition. I give the credit for this success to my grandfather, parents, and Director madam.”
Sunita Sharma, Director of Cambridge Primary School, Jaipur,said, “Education is not just about giving knowledge for a future job but a lifelong process that creates an understanding of moral and ethical values to guide one’s life on the right path. At Cambridge Primary School, we focus on the complete development of our students by involving them in both scholastic and co-scholastic activities. I must appreciate the commitment and contributions made by the LEAD team to foster an environment that demonstrates our school vision. We are happy to associate ourselves with LEAD which thinks about the overall development of students. It really feels great when we see our efforts give great tangible results. This award solidifies our beliefs and inspires us to work even harder. I also attribute this success to my hard-working teammates, parents, and students. Hoping to bring more victories.”
Manish Jain, Yashika’s father added, “We felt very proud when our daughter became the winner of the national-level competition by the grace of God. Our daughter Yashika Jain worked very hard for this competition. The biggest contribution in achieving this success is the Cambridge Primary School which is associated with LEAD. In these difficult times of Covid-19 pandemic, LEAD organized such competitions and gave a chance to the children to learn something. For this, we express our gratitude to LEAD and hope that they will continue to organize such competitions in future as well. We wish our daughter a bright future.”
The ‘English Champs’ category focused on elocution and public speaking, while the ‘Science Champs’ category provided an opportunity to students to showcase their scientific acumen and create science projects with a strong real-world connection. Through ‘Quiz Champs’, LEAD tested students’ mastery of geography, nations, current events, and news from around the world. The ‘Li’l Champs’ category focused on pre-primary students and their awareness of their surroundings: students dressed up and acted as characters from among a list of pre-identified themes.