Posts Tagged ‘World Science Day’
Hi everyone! I’m Daksh C from Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School, Jodhpur, India. This year I got 10th Rank in World Literacy Day, 36th Rank in World Maths Day and 47th Rank in World Science Day in 8-10 age group. Huge thank you to the WEG Team for my gold medal and certificates!
When the school reopens in July 2013, the above will be presented to me in a special school assembly, as was done in year 2012 when I was luck enough to have received 2 Gold Medals and 3 Certificates from WEG. Have a look at my photo with Gold Medal and Certificates:
Once again, thank you very much to the WEG Team and don’t forget, students around the world … it’s never too early to start getting ready for the next year’s World Education Games!
Singapore’s Stamford American International School students competed in the World Education Games (WEGs) and consistently made their way into the top 50 of competing schools.
Stamford American International School (Stamford) students proved themselves a force to be reckoned with as they competed in the World Education Games (WEGs). They consistently made their way into the top 50 and constituted higher participation than any other competing schools in Singapore, both international and local. An annual event, the WEGs takes place over three days and focuses on the key academic areas of literacy, mathematics, and science. This year, from March 5 to 7, Stamford students participated in math and spelling competitions.
In these competitions, students are categorized based on age and then given various problems to complete. Participants used the Mathletics program for math and the Spellodrome program to test spelling. While the Mathletics program is designed to increase mental agility and math problem solving, the Spellodrome program develops students’ spelling and word skills.
Each student competes in real time against up to three other students in his or her age group from around the world. This gives participants the ability to see how they compare to peers from diverse geographic regions.
Stamford was the highest achieving out of any participating school in Singapore. Of the top 50 students in each of the age groups in the spelling competition, over one third were Stamford students. There were similarly high statistics from the mathematics competition. For ages 7 and under, Stamford students took 28 of the top 50 spots. Of the top 10 classes for the math competition, Stamford accounted for 9 spots.
Even on an individual level, Stamford students did exceedingly well. The number one speller in Singapore in the 11-13 year-old age group was a Stamford student. In the mathematics competition, another Stamford student in the 11-13 year-old age group made the top 10. This vast success is due to Stamford’s well-developed and demanding academic programs. Stamford integrates the International Baccalaureate (IB) program with the rigorous American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards.
Providing the best of American and International education, Stamford’s academic program focuses on the development of the whole student and creates life-long learners through its emphasis on inquiry. Stamford uses these principles to create a strong language arts program, designed to help students acquire the ability to write and speak well while also gaining valuable listening and reading skills. Problem solving and mathematical computation skills are also strengthened by rigorous mathematics courses which are designed to encourage analytical thinking.
Stamford further emphasizes mathematics through a special supplementary math program called Math Enrichment. This Elementary School program is in addition to the core math classes and focuses on the AERO Mathematical Process of problem solving, reasoning and communication. The unique Math Enrichment program provides Stamford students with an extra opportunity to enhance their mathematical skills and increase their confidence. Stamford’s success in the WEGs math competition is proof of the impact this program has had in giving Stamford students a competitive advantage in math.
Beyond the quantifiable results, the WEGs competition proved to be a great learning experience for Stamford’s students overall. More than just math and spelling, it also allowed students to gain a broader perspective of the world. Students’ competed against other students from various countries all over the world and Stamford teachers used this opportunity to spark interest in geography, review world maps and create an international dialogue.
The competition also gave students the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency using the latest technology. Students used their 1 to 1 iPad or MacBook Pro devices to take the test online and employed the skills they’ve gained in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) class. According to ICT teacher, Mr. Ben Gavel, Stamford is likely to participate in the WEGs again next year, “Not only do the kids enjoy it, but the World Education Games are a perfect representation of what Stamford stands for – international education using the most up-to-date technology.”
(Courtesy of PR Web, Singapore)
“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.
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!