Posts Tagged ‘World Maths Day’
“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.
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.
Hi everyone, it’s Sandali R here again. Wow, it certainly was a fantastic WEG 2013 and a great 3 days of online competition. I want to congratulate everyone for taking part.
I am extremely proud of my sister Vihangi R who has been named Champion of Champions in her 8-10 age group catagory. I have been lucky enough to have this crown in my 4-7 age group category as well and we are both extremely excited to have flown to Sydney for the award ceremony! I really enjoyed my fellow Ambassador Sharan M’s speech at the award ceremony. I have been proud to be represent the UK. Congratulations to all of you have taken part and improved on your personal scores.
I enjoyed being an Ambassador this year and hope to see all of you on Mathletics!
Until next year!!!
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!
Vanscoy School kicked off preparations for the World Education Games last Friday with a visit from the provinicial Minister of Education, Hon. Russ Marchuk.
Two pupils from the school were selected as student ambassadors to the Games, a global online competition that encourages students to hone their skills in mathematics, literacy and science. Braden Rein and Josh Kemp earned the title of student ambassadors after creating prize-winning videos in a contest.
Rein and Kemp participated in a student ambassador tour in early February to Alberta, where they were awarded certificates of acheivement and took part in activities in several schools.
“It was an amazing experience,” Rein told the school assembly during the kickoff to the World Education Games ceremony in the school’s gym. “We met Laurie Skreslet, the first Canadian to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest, and he gave a speech that inspired us all. It’s something I’ll never forget as long as I live.”
The World Education Games start on World Literacy Day March 5, followed by World Math Day on March 6 and World Science Day on March 7. Vanscoy School became involved in the World Education Games four years ago through the school’s use of the ‘Mathletics’ online math program. Mathletics was created by 3P Learning, an Australian-based company that also created “Spellodrome’ and ‘IntoScience’ – learning resources that promote literacy and science. The school is combining its involvement with the World Education Games with a parallel campaign to promote literacy, math and science in less-developed countries.
Rein said the school is collecting funds for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) ‘School in a Box’ program – which provides packages of educational materials for classes of up to 40 students in developing countries.
After being chosen as student ambassadors, Rein and Kemp wrote a letter to the provincial education minister, extending an invitation to attend the formal kickoff for the event.
Marchuk accepted the invitation and said he was overwhelmed with what he saw at the school: “From the minute I walked into the school, I was very impressed with what I saw in every classroom,” said Marchuk. “This is a very warm and exciting learning environment. I saw first-hand the activity you folks are engaged in and being part of this worldwide opportunity shows how engaged the students, teachers, staff and community are in education.”
Kevin Derdall, principal of Vans-coy School, said having the school recognized as a “featured school” for western Canada in the World Education Games is rewarding.
“The students and teachers have worked very hard on these initiatives,” said Derdall. “It’s not only a good program to help improve students’ skill levels, it’s also a way of reaching out to students in less-developed areas of the world. The students here are organizing a penny collection campaign to raise funds for the Unicef ‘School in a Box’ program.”
Derdall said while the students will be competing online with millions of others around the world during the three-day World Education Games event, there will also be local prizes given at the school for participation within each class.
“We want to encourage everyone’s involvement,” he said.
Larry Pavloff, chair of the Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD) Board of Trustees, said the school division encourages all types of programs that promote student and community engagement in learning. “This is a very worthwhile program,” Pavloff noted. “To see the level of involvement among students in their community and the world makes us proud. The staff have done a superior job working with the students and I think it’s also a reflection of the involvement of the community and the families as well.”
Pavloff said all the schools in the division are engaged in many different programs but all of them are designed to accomplish the same objectives.
Rene Burke, CEO of 3P Learning Canada, based in Calgary, said Vanscoy School has employed the ‘Mathletics’ program for the past four years. “All 160 kids in the school are using it,” she said. “They’ve shown great improvement in their math skills and we’re honoured to have this school as our featured school to represent western Canada.”
(courtesy of Clark’s Crossing Gazette : http://www.ccgazette.ca/wp/?p=932)