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My favorite part of the games was World Literacy Day, but all of the games were pretty great! Congratulations to everyone who took part and especially to everyone who won!
Another great part of the Games is that we can raise money for kids whose schools have been destroyed and who aren’t as privileged as we are. I know my school loved being able to help kids like them but who couldn’t get an education and were very interested in what it all was for. We all also loved getting on the computers and playing against kids and we were all very excited and interested in seeing which country they were from. So congratulations again to everyone who participated and well done to everyone who helped raise money for kids who couldn’t get an education otherwise.
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
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.
The competition is over now. Did you all enjoy it? I know I did… I rock at math and science! My school was pumped for the Games! My friends were so happy that we got to participate in the World Education Games this year.
Thank you Samsung for the awesome tablet. I was thrilled to receive it! We may have collected enough money to buy the SCHOOL-IN-THE-BOX for UNICEF! I felt proud to be able to help children in need and help them to get an education.
Everyone who participated in the Games: great job, don’t give up, and don’t forget to compete next year! I congratulate everybody who participated and got a reward. Hope to see you all next year in the WEG 2014!
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
Canadian World Education Games Ambassador Danielle has been working really hard to promote the World Education Games.
Danielle was one of the lucky students who went on the UNICEF field trip last year- thanks to her school’s fabulous fundraising efforts for the UNICEF School in a Box Project.
Danielle visited two local schools (St. Ann & Millgrove). The schools were not aware of the World Education Games prior to her visit and were so impressed with the information that Danielle shared that they decided that they too would like to participate in the Games- so they went online and registered!
She explained the importance of the School in a Box project and showed the Vietnam promotional video (that she featured in) to both schools. The children, Principal and teachers were very impressed with the fact that she was the student that won the once-in-a-lifetime trip. It was very exciting for them to have her share stories about the wonderful experience with them.
In addition, she put together a Penny (“Spare Change”) Drive for her school which raised over $500.00. This was enough for two School in a Boxes!
Many posters were placed in the local libraries, nearby schools and several were also put up in her own school.
Great work Danielle… thank you for being such an inspiration!
The World Education Games have been a real buzz in my school, Raffles Institution, in Singapore.
Many students participated in World Literacy Day, World Maths Day and World Science Day. Everyone was talking about the Games during our breaks. We had great fun playing the Games and competing with the rest of the world at the same time. It was really exciting!
The excitement for me began when Mr MacMahon, Ms Melanie Waugh and my teachers visited the Raffles Maths Club unannounced and presented me with the Ambassadors Briefing Pack and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet. It was an honour and a very pleasant surprise!
The weeks leading up to the Games were quite hectic for me, but it was really worth the effort! Our school had a great response to the Games and the entire Singapore team were very enthusiastic.
To promote the World Education Games and encourage everyone to participate – I spoke about the Games in our school assembly, prepared TV screen posters for publicity, sent out emails to the students at my school, and wrote various internet blog posts before and during the games. This was only possible because of the full support and assistance of my teachers, despite their busy schedule. Thank you!
Currently I am conducting a donation drive for the UNICEF School-in-the-Box programme. We are continuing to fundraise through our donation drive and are excited to raise as much money as we can! I’ll keep you up to date with our efforts in my next blog… Till then!
Brjan Kaiji Betzler
What an exciting, nerve racking last few days it’s been!
I’ve battled my way onto the Hall of Fame Leader Board and then anxiously checked and rechecked while others do their best to work their way up.
The feeling of being overtaken is absolutely heart wrenching. Knowing that you only get one chance at 50 games and that it’s now another whole year away before you can try again makes it even more painful.
There are lots of familiar players names I’ve seen again this year, well done to all of you on your incredible results. I do know how hard you’ve worked. Some of you must have nerves of steel to score such consistently high scores. A big shout out to my little brother Jan for completing all 150 games this year with such style! To my best friend Hugo, thanks for all your help with getting the World Education Games running in our school (Sorry you couldn’t finish the Games with your broken arm).
Well done to EVERYONE who participated or donated some money to UNICEF’s “School in a Box” project this year. I sure am looking forward to seeing the verified results next week.
New Zealand Ambassador 2013