“Uniting Pakistan in Learning”
Pakistan gathered to celebrate their success in this year’s World Education Games which was organised at Sukh Cha’n, Lahore. It was a great experience watching all the winners from Pakistan unite to celebrate their achievements. We are thankful to our Chief Guests for making it a notable event.
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!
Ambassador Talha coming in from Pakistan
Our students without doubt, had an absolutely splendid experience. We have learned so much from these Games, not only knowledge but also teamwork and perseverance. We kept each other motivated and teachers were always there for us when we needed them. I’m sure all of us are very upset about how the Games have ended. But don’t worry my friends, before we know it the opening of the World Education Games 2014 will be taking place! I’d also like to mention the contribution of our students, teachers, and community members through whose generosity we were able to collect enough funds to purchase one School-In-A-Box. I’d would like to thank everyone on behalf of UNICEF for donating to this noble cause and for serving a greater purpose by giving the gift of education through UNICEF. It was an absolute pleasure to serve on this fabulous team and im looking forward to seeing everyone next year.
Have a wonderful year everyone!
WEG has been a WOW of an experience for me this year! The Games were exciting and fun in many ways. I learned heaps as WEG Pakistan Ambassador during the promotion, practice, competition and “School in a Box” fundraising stages of the Games.
I also interacted with other schools and their students. Overall, I developed and improved many skills. I would encourage all students to take part in WEG 2014, to try and become Ambassadors, learn new things and have a smashing time! Big thanks to 3P Learning for organizing this event, Samsung for sponsoring it and UNICEF for raising awareness around child education.
I played my WEG Champions Song many times. It is really exhilarating and I love it every time I play it. I am still working on the lyrics; if you want to like, comment or contribute please do so. Here is the latest version.
For me, the World Education Games were FUN NUMBER ONE for this year.
The current lyrics of the song are:
This is World Education Games x2
In Maths and Science and Spelling Days x2
We all learn having fun x2
We are the Children of the World
We are the Future of the World
We are the Champions of the World
So, Stand up, for the Champions
For the Champions, Stand Up
Stand Up, Stand Up, for the Champions
For the Champions Stand Up
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:
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!
March 5, 6 & 7 are nearly here. Time to practice a little, excite others to take part and keep working to support UNICEF. We are well on our way for our first “school in a box”. We are getting some large posters and t-shirts done for a day at our school. Visiting schools, encouraging friends, is really great fun.
Here is a short song based on my favourite song “Standup for the Champions” to motivate all to become a champion. We all enjoyed it and I am sharing it with you, hope you like it too.
Have lots of fun with WEG and best of luck in the competition.
Click here to listen to “WEG STAND UP SONG”