The World Education Games team and UNICEF are delighted to announce that Oak House School (Barcelona, Spain) is the prize-draw winning school for this year’s UNICEF School in a Box Program.
CONGRATULATIONS OAK HOUSE SCHOOL!
We also need to commend Oak House School for their amazing donation to this initiative of €10,328 … OR 60 SCHOOL-IN-A-BOX KITS! Each kit gives 80 children in poverty/emergency stricken regions the opportunity to receive an education. This means that Oak House School’s donations have impacted 4,800 children.
Two lucky students, two parents and a teacher from the school will go on the field trip to UNICEF’s projects in Laos in November 2013. They will see first hand how all the donations are making a difference in the lives of the student communities who receive these School-in-a-Boxes. Check out last year’s field trip video, for an idea of the kind of experience these lucky students will have! We look forward to sharing images and videos from this trip with you all, so that you too can see the fantastic opportunities your efforts and donations have afforded the children of Laos. Thank you to all of the students, schools and teachers around the world who participated in this Program. We look forward to seeing you all again for the World Education Games 2014!
“We were amazed and shocked to hear that we had won the WEG/UNICEF school-in-a-box competition. All of the staff, pupils, governors and parents are very excited about the trip to Laos and the great experience it will be for everyone who is going. All of the children from Year 2 – Year 7 took part in the World Maths Day challenge by completing a specially made booklet with a range of Maths questions in (maximum 200). They then all asked their friends and family to sponsor them to complete as many questions as possible within 30 minutes. The children loved the challenge and competition within each class/year group. Children from Nursery 1 to Year 1 also took part by completing set Maths games or challenges in class and again asking friends and relatives for sponsors. This year all of the pupils also wore a special t-shirt for the day with a number on. This ranged from football shirts, basketball shirts to handmade specially created World Maths Day t-shirts.”
~ Andrew Richards, Teacher at Oak House School.
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!
The World Education Games 2013 is over now. It was the most exciting, heart-pumping 96 hours of my year so far. I finished all the 3 games successfully and kept checking the Hall of Fame to see where I stood against other people in the world. From the School Hall of Fame, I also kept a record of how my school friends were doing on each game and took note of those who had not completed the Games, so I could remind them to finish.
I felt a little upset but still hopeful each time I saw my rank in the world slide… However, I am still glad that in the end, I achieved around the 20s for Literacy and Science and 40th for Maths. Already, I feel excited and can’t wait for WEG 2014.
I also feel even sadder that for the first time in 3 consecutive years, my school ends up empty handed without any classroom trophies or medals. But we are not giving up, we will be back stronger and achieve better results next year!
I see some familiar names in the Hall of Fame, and I really salute those people who have maintained themselves in the top ten for all these years. Well done, guys!!
Last but not least, I would like to thank Samsung for the Galaxy Note! Ms. Melanie Waugh, Regional Manager of 3P Learning in Singapore, came to our school several weeks ago and to my surprise, she presented the Galaxy Note 10.1 to me. It was one of the best gifts ever. That night, I downloaded all 3 World Education Games applications right away so I could play from this cool gadget.
Now, it’s time that we go back to the “School-in-a-box” program. Spread your love and let’s make a change to the lives of those less privileged children!
Jovanka Vienna Svenvie
Ambassador of Indonesia
Well-done China! I hope everyone around the world had loads of fun in the World Education Games 2013!
One of my responsibilities as an Ambassador is to raise money for UNICEF. Although I haven’t counted the money up yet it seems like we have enough donations to get about 4 School-in-a-boxes. I would like to say thanks to everyone around the world that donated. Even if you only donated something very small, it all adds up. I am especially proud of my school, Yew Chung International School Beijing, because even though we didn’t have a bake sale or anything like that, people just donated money without doing anything fun. I am really proud of the 5-6 year olds in our school, they donated loads! I would also like to say thanks to my dad, because he donated 1000 RMB, nearly enough for one box!
Whatever you do, don’t stop learning!
This is Ambassador Brjan from Singapore. Firstly, a very big thank you to every one of you in Team Singapore for your great efforts in participating in the Word Education Games 2013!
During the WEG, my school Raffles Institution has also raised funds to sponsor a School in-a-box to help the less fortunate children receive an education. This is the first time I’ve been involved in an initiative or a charity drive andI find that it is a very meaningful and enriching experience.
The “Donate a Gold Coin” charity drive in Raffles Institution was held for about 2 weeks from 26 February to 8 March 2013. On the day before the start of the drive, I was given the opportunity to make an announcement during morning assembly to the whole school. The principal of Raffles Institution, Mrs Lim Lai Cheng, was the very first donor for the meaningful initiative. The charity drive was conducted in the school canteen and many students and teachers donated to help the less fortunate. My twin brother Bjorn also helped out with the donation drive. Once again, I would like to thank everyone involved in the WEG for making it possible, and congratulations to all the members of Team Singapore for their great efforts. Most of all, I would like to thank my teacher-mentors Mr Joseph Chong and Mrs Jasmine Chong for their guidance and support throughout the WEG and the School-in-a-box charity drive. I look forward to World Education Games 2014!
I’m very glad we were able to get involved in this at my school. Everyone has been working very hard- we all contributed to this event. I’m really glad to see my classmates treating it as something to do in their spare time, rather than just homework that we have to do.
I really want to thank teachers and students who have supported me and my classmates throughout this event. It has been lots of fun. I hope that I have fulfilled this ambassador role successfully, but I couldn’t have done it without my friends’, classmates’ and teachers’ support.
It is a great experience to be the Ambassador of Hong Kong. I’ve been very lucky to have been chosen from my school. Well done to everyone for their great work in the World Education Games.
We are delighted to report that Spellodrome (the creators behind World Literacy Day) have recently launched a set of groundbreaking FREE Visual Literacy Teacher Resources. These resources have been designed to cover all age-groups between 4-18yrs and are intended for use all around the world. They have included images and themes from our charity partner, UNICEF, to bridge the subjects of literacy, visual literacy and values education.
As technology advances and society becomes more digital, children are getting exposed more and more frequently (and at younger ages) to images, making the need for visual literacy more and more important as time goes on. In turn, these children are also exposed to these increased images in a less controlled manner than before.
Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image, extending the meaning of literacy, which commonly signifies interpretation of a written or printed text. Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be “read” and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading. (Source: Wikipedia)
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See below a sneak peek:
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the World Education Games!
I would like to congratulate everyone for working so hard and a very big thank you to the ones who were in the Hall of Fame. I hope I will see you guys next year!
I hope when you guys visit Phuket, you can check out our amazing school!
Till next time!