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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 were delighted to have had Rachel Riley (our UK World Education Games Patron) as host for the exciting World Maths Day launch event on the 6th of March.
The event was held at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. This is the third year we’ve been able to host events at the Wembley Stadium – this year was by far the largest, with hundreds of students involved. This was a very successful day and Rachel was on hand all day, launching the commencement of World Maths Day there as well as hosting a number of her own maths activities for the students.
Thank you for your support on this special day, Rachel! Also thank you to all the students, teachers and parents who came along and shared in this unique experience!
Take a look at this great video which showcases the activities from the day:
On Monday, the Australian teams behind World Education Games, Mathletics, Spellodrome and IntoScience held a special fundraising tea in the Sydney Head Office, to raise money for the UNICEF “School in a Box” campaign.
The morning was a tremendous success with many of the team baking and bringing in tasty treats for everyone to enjoy, whilst a donation pot was passed around. A speech was made as we all reflected on the magic, power and opportunities an education provides- and how lucky we all are to have received an education whilst millions out there do not have the same access or privileges.
We considered where we all might be today, had we not had access to an education. It was a scary thought.
We are proud to confirm that our Australian Team has raised enough money to purchase EIGHT “School in a Box” education packs.
This means that 640 kids will be able to attend school for one year- thanks to the kits we are able to provide. It was a great feeling and made for a very rewarding morning.
We also discovered some very good bakers in our midst and have even tried to make it policy that every fundraiser involves baked treats! We would include a photo of the cakes and biscuits however they were so delicious that they were eaten before any photos could be taken!
Go on! Have your own “School in a Box” fundraiser! It takes so little to give so much… and knowing that you are helping change lives of others is a remarkable gift in itself.
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:
March 14 is Pi Day, a celebration of the never-ending, transcendental number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
Mathematicians have calculated Pi to over ONE TRILLION digits beyond its decimal point! It continues infinitely without repetition or pattern, making it one of the most beautiful and confusing numbers in mathematics.
Did YOU know…
- The symbol for pi (π) has been studied for over 4000 years but it has only been used in its mathematical sense for the past 250 years.
- The first million decimal places of pi consist of 99,959 zeros, 99,758 1s, 100,026 2s, 100,229 3s, 100,230 4s, 100,359 5s, 99,548 6s, 99,800 7s, 99,985 8s, and 100,106 9s.
- Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday… as well as Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and last-man-on-the-moon Gene Cernan.
- Pi memoriser Daniel Tammet recited 22,514 digits of Pi from memory in 2004.
Maths enthusiasts all over the world celebrate Pi Day! Even Obama is celebrating Pi Day in the White House!!
How are YOU celebrating?
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!
Hundreds of Sydney school students are helping us celebrate this year’s World Education Games at the Australian Technology Park. Yesterday we all celebrated World Literacy Day, today is World Maths Day and tomorrow we will be playing World Science Day. As you can see from the photos- everyone is having a massive amount of fun and still learning at the same time. Many of the students have been working hard at their speed and accuracy for months… to be as prepared as possible for these three MASSIVE days of intense competition.
Thanks to our fantastic partner SAMSUNG who have provided a whole bunch of awesome Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablets for the kids to compete on!
We are also proud to have our charity partner, UNICEF involved in the day, as we celebrate the joy and empowerment education offers, whilst sparing time to consider those children less fortunate elsewhere in the world.
We invite all schools participating in the World Education Games taking place over 5-7 March 2013, to unite together in support of UNICEF’s School-In-A-Box program.
A donation of US$236 (£155GBP) to UNICEF is enough to purchase a School-In-A-Box – a learning kit which gives around 80 children the opportunity to start and remain in school for an entire year! This has an immediate, tangible impact in poor communities, and can be replenished year after year. Help us reach our goal to help bring education to 100,000 children in desperate need.
What should your school do?
It’s easy! Throughout the whole World Education Games (1 Feb – 7 Mar), hold a fundraising event in your school, or ask students to bring in a gold coin to donate. More fundraising ideas are available in the Class Resources tab. Donate the money to UNICEF either by credit card online, direct deposit, telegraphic transfer, cheque or even cash.
Schools that donate a School-in-a-Box by 30 March 2013 will go into the draw to win a field trip for 5 people (1 teacher, 2 students and 2 parents) to one of UNICEF’s field projects in Asia.
CLICK HERE to view a video of last year’s winning school.. for some inspiration!
To all the spelling experts around the world… GREAT WORK! We already have almost 42 million questions answered correctly and 11 and a half hours left of World Literacy Day! Are you impressed? WE ARE!
Remember that there is still time to get registered and involved. Click here to register online… it’s free, quick and easy too! We’re also attempting THREE Guinness World Records this year.. so it’s your chance to be part of history too!