Well done to Sidarth A from Laude San Pedro International College, Spain, who recently received his well deserved World Maths Day medal and certificates at a special school presentation!
We received this email from his proud teacher today:
“As part of all of his amazing accomplishments with mathematics this year, Sidarth was presented with two certificates and an engraved shiny silver medal from the people at World Maths Day 2013 for achieving 27th place in his age category out of over 2 million international participants! How impressive!!!!
Who will be the World Maths Day champion in primary in 2014?
All of primary are very proud of Sidarth’s achievements and really wish him continued success and enjoyment in secondary.
Thank you Sidarth. Primary will miss you.”
Eugene de Comarmond – Primary Maths Co-ordinator at Laude San Pedro International College, San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain.
Congratulations to all our prize-winners from the team at 3P Learning!
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!
My school really enjoyed the World Education Games. Thanks 3P Learning and Samsung! As Ambassador, I got some of the best opportunities so far in my life.
The World Education Games ended last Friday. Students around the world correctly answered more than 345 million questions last week, and Vogelweh Elementary School students all worked together to give more than 95 thousand correct answers in just one week!
In our school, a third grade boy is a school spelling champion, with 798 words, and a third grade class is on top, with 5253 words spelled correctly.
The math champion of the school is in second grade ( A second grader! ) with 2199 problems solved. He is also the science champion, with 916 points, and his third grade brother came in a close second at 797 points. A fifth grade class led the school with 9,011 math problems solved and 5,383 science points. We’re really looking forward to next year!
Good job to everybody who participated in the World Education Games and all those who made it to the Hall of Fame. Over the past two weeks, our school has been celebrating maths. On World Maths Day, we all had fun with Mathletics, competing online with mathletes across the globe. Another highlight was when we successfully hosted the Primary Maths Fobissea (Federation of British International School Southeast Asia), with 23 schools participating. We have all learned from the challenges we were put up against. I am pleased to have finished 3rd in the Mathletics part of the competition.
We were very honored by a visit from Mr. Paul McMahon of WEG who came to observe the competition. Thank you very much to Samsung for the awesome Galaxy Note. I will certainly put it to good use.
Hope to see you all again next year. Keep up with your maths!
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)
To accompany these resources, Spellodrome is also offering a special FREE TRIAL offer.. click here to sign up for this free trial today!
See below a sneak peek:
“A very big thank you again to everybody in Primary for all of the sponsors and donations that we have received.
There has been a great response and the children have really enjoyed learning about the UNICEF project. We have raised just over €8000 that is 44 boxes and it means that we are helping over 3400 children with their education around the world.
All of the staff from Mathletics and UNICEF are amazed by the great effort that everyone has made with the challenge and would like to pass on their thanks to everyone at the school.
THANK YOU again to everyone and your support with this campaign.” ~ Oak House School, Barcelona, Spain
It’s over and what an amazing time we have had participating in the World Education Games!
I hope that you have all enjoyed taking part. Well done to all those who ended up on the Hall of Fame; we had one class (our Year 10s) who did so in World Science Day which we are thrilled about.
Last Friday afternoon, the school’s IT Manager had a surprise for my class. With the World Education Games over he brought in to our class his version of World Maths Day that he took part in many, many, many years ago (!), before computers were even in schools. He showed us a “Mathletics-style” device that used a circuit board and if you got the answer to a question correct a light lit up. We were all amazed and fascinated by this cool device!
We all decided however that we preferred the modern way and are looking forward to next year’s event already.
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!