The World Education Games team is delighted to announce that the process of verifying all prospective winners from the events is now complete.
Congratulations to the winning countries, schools and students! Take a look at all of the student and class winners from around the world here.
You can also check out the website for updated Halls of Fame here.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE MILLIONS OF STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD WHO TOOK PART…
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR!
I hope you are all having fun so far! I just wanted to tell you guys about what being an Ambassador is all about. When I first heard that our school was chosen as a feature school and that our students had a chance at being selected as a Mathletics Ambassador, I was quite excited. When I was chosen as an Ambassador and told about the free trip to Calgary, Alberta, my very first question was, “is there an all you can eat buffet?”. Sadly, there wasn’t but nevertheless the food was terrific! I made a video of myself on top of the Calgary Tower with the message that Mathletics makes me feel like I’m on top of the world! How true is that? Ha ha! So I was chosen and it just so happened that Braden Rein of my school was chosen as well because our video essays were both very creative.
So I said goodbye to my parents and hopped onto the plane and off we went! We arrived in Calgary and what is waiting there for us? Probably the most classy limousine in all of Canada (literally)! When we arrived at the hotel, we were treated so nicely and escorted to our rooms. It was like 9:00 pm and we had a big day ahead planned, so we went to bed. I might have stayed up until twelve playing games on my phone (ha ha)! That wasn’t a wise decision and you can probably guess why – but I was still so excited about spreading the word of Mathletics and the World Education Games! I was also looking forward to our lunch at Boston Pizza – yum! All of the Ambassadors then toured several schools throughout Calgary. At each school, a different pair of us gave presentations to promote Mathletics. That was a totally awesome experience.
After that was all over, we went to the Mathletics head office. We coloured all over this mega-size chalkboard and we socialized with the workers who were like the nicest people in Canada (maybe even the entire world)! Then Braden and I went back to the hotel and we went shopping. Oh yeah, our math teacher Mr. McKay went with us too! Sorry Mr McKay!
After that, we went swimming for an hour at the hotel pool. The next day we went back to the Mathletics head office and guess what? Samsung donated six brand new Samsung Galaxy Note Pads to each Ambassador!! I was shocked out of my mind! Do you know how much those things cost??! And so we played on them for awhile and all the fantastic Mathletics workers signed the boxes the tablet came in. We socialized some more, had lunch and then we headed back to the hotel. That night was the awards ceremony. First off, we had some very inspiring people come to have dinner with us such as the first Canadian to climb Mount Everest, as well as a gentleman who became a paraplegic in a tragic accident, but went on to become a genius in psychology! They both shared their very impressive stories and they truly inspired me to develop my full potential as a human being.
Here is the message of this blog. Education may not seem important to some kids right now. Perhaps you might think that only nerds or teacher’s pets take education seriously. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way! Education is for everybody! No matter how smart you are, or how much you might have to struggle to get good grades, you need to know your education is so important to you right now (and especially in the years to come). Some days, you might feel as though your teacher is being “mean” to you or picking on you to do better. But they only want you to become the best you can be. Don’t believe me? Ask your mom. Ask your dad. Ask your teacher. They will all say the same thing. Motivate yourself to want to learn and become a better person! I have a very simple equation that I tell myself when things get tough. Education = accomplishment. It’s true, alright ha ha! Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope everyone has a great and fun time competing against others in the WEG!!
The final minutes of World Science Day have ticked away & the World Education Games has officially ended for 2013. HUGE congratulations to everyone who took part.
The Halls of Fame have been frozen, and the team has begun the task of verifying all scores have been achieved fairly and according to the rules. Keep an eye on the website – final winners and results will be revealed next week.
In the meantime, well done – and don’t forget to print your achievement certificates!
Have you ever wondered what happens when two global internet sensations collide?
Today, at the World Education Games Samsung Stadium in this year’s host city Sydney, students from Rouse Hill Anglican School got hit by Harlem Shake fever. Check out the video below!
Can you school do better? We’d love to see how your school is getting into the World Education Games spirit!
Photos continue to pour into the World Education Games inbox – here is a great selection from O’Maley Innovation Middle School in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA – sent in by Ms. Domohowski from the Grade 7 class.
Great photos guys – we’re keeping an eye out for you on the Hall of Fame!
Are you all excited for WEG? I am. I’ m also looking forward to raising money for the school-in-a-box which is a great cause! Have any of you donated money to it or is your school doing anything exciting? There is also an awesome trip for the school that wins, you get to go help a poor country, which would be a great experience!! I’m excited for World Literacy Day and I’ve been practicing lots and think I might have a shot at it. I’ll see you all soon and good luck! Also, Go Australia!!!!!
Maybe I’ll verse some of you during the three events. Remember to have fun, and above all try your hardest!!!
I hope all of you are gearing up for the World Education Games!
With less than 12 hours to go for the World Education games, at Trinity Grammar, we are eagerly awaiting the challenge to commence. In my role as the Ambassador for Victoria, I have spoken to my fellow students at Trinity and motivated them to take part in this event. Also, I have gone to my old school (Clifton Hill Primary) and addressed them about the event. They are equally excited about the event and the opportunity to raise money for needy children around the world.
Good luck everyone. I am sure we all are going to have loads of fun. I can’t wait for the event to start tonight.
The World Education Games has been making the news all across the world as millions of students join together in this huge celebration of learning.
In host city Sydney, a huge indoor arena (called the Samsung Stadium) has been constructed and over the course of the next few days hundreds of local students will get the chance to compete in the Games in this exciting arena. With music, spotlights and a huge video wall the Samsung Stadium acts as “World Education Games HQ”.
Check out this news item from ABC news, filmed on location at the Samsung Stadium – also featuring the Games’ partner UNICEF and our joint School-in-a-Box project.
This year’s World Literacy Day event has now been active for just over 8 hrs, and already participating students have correctly spelled over 10,000,000 words.
FUN FACT – The entire collection of seven Harry Potter books contains a total of just over 1 million words – so Word Literacy Day really has achieved a HUGE number in such a short time. A phenomenal achievement – fantastic work everyone!
This year’s event is shaping up to be the largest yet – so be sure you sign in and participate in a piece of history, and help us break the World Record for the largest ever online literacy event! There is still over a day to go in this year’s World Literacy Day competition – who will make it onto the Hall of Fame…?