Congratulations and Well Done to all the students who have participated in this year National Chinese Challenge 2017. Whether they had won or not it does not matter as they are already the elite to be able to represent their schools for competition.
It may be very stressful for the students. Some parents encourage their kids to take part in whatever competitions that are in for them. Some parents may not support this as they do not want to create unnecessary stress for their kids, on top of their school work and activities.
At times, it is good for children to expose to some competition, at the same time to let them learn how to manage stress and defeat. So long as the child enjoys what he/she is participating, parents should give moral support to their children.
Source: Quoted from Straits times online