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Net Gains: Apeejay’s Junior Volleyball Squad Clinches Silver in Zonal Battle!

Girls show the way with grit and grace



In an exhilarating display of athleticism and determination, the Junior Girls’ Volleyball team of Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park in Delhi clinched the silver medal in the highly competitive Zonal Volleyball Match held in early September. The event, hosted at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Soami Nagar, witnessed spirited competition from various schools, showcasing the talent and zeal of budding athletes.

The participants included Prachi (class XI-D), Soumya Dagar (class XI-B), Venya Sharma (class XI-D), Harshita Gautam (class XI-D), Vipassana (class XI-C), Pranati Kapoor (class XI-B), Avni Chauhan (class XI-B), Ria Tomar (class XI-C), Jahanvi Dave (class IX-B) and Avantika (class IX-B).

The journey to this commendable achievement was marked by unwavering dedication and rigorous training. The team’s performance is a testament to the immense benefits of sports in a student’s life. Engaging in physical activities like volleyball not only fosters physical fitness but also nurtures invaluable qualities such as teamwork, discipline, and perseverance.

Regular participation in sports helps maintain a healthy body weight, promotes cardiovascular health, and develops muscular strength and endurance.

Sports instill the importance of working together towards a common goal. It cultivates a sense of unity, cooperation, and mutual respect among team members.

Athletes learn to manage their time effectively, juggling between academics and sports commitments, which inspires discipline and time management skills.

Engaging in physical activity releases endorphins, which reduce stress and anxiety. It also enhances mental alertness and overall cognitive function.

Through sports, students often find themselves in leadership positions, where they learn to make decisions under pressure and effectively communicate with their teammates.

It provides a platform for setting, working towards, and ultimately achieving both short-term and long-term goals, fostering a sense of accomplishment and motivation.

The achievement of the Junior Girls’ Volleyball team is indeed a remarkable feat. It not only signifies their prowess in the sport but also serves as an inspiration for fellow students. This triumph resonates beyond the boundaries of the volleyball court, showcasing the potential that lies within each student when passion, hard work, and discipline converge. The significance of this achievement extends to the larger student community as well, encouraging all to pursue their interests and excel in their chosen fields. It emphasises that with determination and concerted effort, one can overcome challenges and emerge victorious.

As the school celebrates this outstanding accomplishment, it is a reminder to parents, educators, and policymakers of the critical role sports play in holistic education. A well-rounded education includes not only academic excellence but also active participation in sports and extracurricular activities, which collectively contribute to the overall development of a student.

This feat reinforces the idea that through sports, students can unlock their full potential, fostering physical, mental, and emotional well-being, along with invaluable life skills. The achievement is about forging well-rounded individuals who are prepared to face any challenge with fortitude and grace. 

Mrini Devnani is a Principal Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, conducts interviews, and contributes content to the website. Previously, she served as a Correspondent specialising in Edu-tech for the India Today Group. Her skill areas extend to Social Media and Digital Marketing. For any inquiries or correspondence, you can reach out to her at [email protected].

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