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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!
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:
Have a read of this great Principal’s Report from Margaret Mead from Wahroonga Preparatory School:
“What a fantastic week many of our students have had this week. On Tuesday, students in Years 2-6 attended World Literacy Day (part of the World Education Games) at Australian Technology Park in Sydney. The students not only had a brilliant day but also found themselves on the ABC news. And didn’t they make us proud? They all spoke well and looked fantastic in their uniforms. Well done to the students interviewed.”
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!
For World Maths Day my maths class at Bossley Park High School called “Seven Aqua” are going to Australia Technology Park in Sydney , Australia for the day… we are all very excited about this!
I wish everyone the best of luck and remember it’s not just about winning.
You thought YOU were excited about World Education Games this year!?
Check out the happy smiling faces of two of our Regional Managers, Dave Canavan & Duncan Smith, who won’t even let camping in the Aussie outback interfere with their WEG warm ups before next week’s World Education Games!
WELL DONE GUYS… keep up the great work! (We don’t have the heart to tell them that adults don’t get prizes…!)
You have a unique opportunity to send two of your classes (60 students) to visit and participate in the World Education Games between 5-7 March at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney (World Maths Day, World Literacy Day and World Science Day).
This is an amazing event for schools and students to be a part of (particularly given the three Guinness World Record attempts) and because spots are filling up fast, we ask that you fill out and return this form as soon as possible.
Please see the below for full details:
You can now also take part in the World Education Games on an Apple iPad and Apple iPad Mini!
Individual apps for World Literacy Day, World Maths Day and World Science Day are available to download now for FREE. Click here to download these.
* Please ensure that you upgrade your app before commencing competition on 5 March, as upgrades may be released closer to the event.