The World Education Games will be taking a break in 2014 from official competition and returning in March 2015. This includes all 3 events of the Games:
– World Literacy Day
– World Maths Day
– World Science Day
From here on, the World Education Games will be a biannual event, taking place in March 2015, 2017, 2019, etc. The Exact dates for 2015 will be announced a year in advance, in March 2014. By moving the World Education Games to every second year, we are ensuring the event’s future success by allowing all involved a year’s break. We have big plans for the World Education Games 2015 and the extra time we have to prepare will allow us to put these plans into place.
Selection of Student Ambassadors for the World Education Games 2015 will begin in the second half of 2014. Keep checking the World Education Games website and blog for updates on this.
In 2015 the World Education Games will continue to partner with UNICEF. All participating schools will be encouraged to donate a UNICEF School-in-a-Box (US $236) to help provide education to children in poverty and emergency affected regions of the world. All schools that donate a UNICEF School-in-a-Box will go into a prize draw to win a UNICEF field trip to Zimbabwe in 2015. Details for the UNICEF School-in-a-Box prize draw will be available on the World Education Games website closer to the event date.
Earlier in the year Cempaka Schools has had the honour of receiving our World Education Games Awards from Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister of Malaysia. This event was covered by the Editor of our school’s Young Journalists Club. Continue reading to know more about award ceremony!
On the 28th of May 2013, Principals, teachers and students of Cempaka Schools Malaysia made their way to the Ministry of Education to attend a prestigious Prize- Giving Ceremony, held in honour of Malaysian top achievers in the recent World Education Games 2013 (WEG) as well as to acknowledge Cempaka’s consistent and outstanding achievements in this competition. The event was graced by Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, our Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, and also Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching and P. Kamalanathan, the respective Deputy Education Ministers. Others present were Mr Paul McMahon, Regional Manager of 3P Learning Australia, the School Founder, Dato’ Freida Mohd Pilus, Datuk Hamzah Abdul Majid, Chairman of Cempaka Holdings, Dr Iskandar Rizal, Chairman of Cempaka Schools and other officials from the Ministry of Education. The ceremony opened with a prayer reading by Daniel Muhammad Syafiq, the ‘Champion of Champions’. Proceeding this was the Education Minister’s speech where he congratulated Cempaka for our impressive feat and added that our repeated success in the WEG demonstrated that Malaysian students could become world champions.
“Winning nine world trophies within the span of five years, Cempaka has thus established a strong academic reputation, benchmarked internationally,” he added. He commended Cempaka’s triumphant win and expressed hope that their success will inspire other schools nationwide, calling it a school of international class.
This was followed by the presentation of medals to the top ten students in the world in their respective categories; Science, Mathematics and Literacy. Students of Cempaka Schools dominated the charts whereby 8 out of 10 champion team titles were won by us! It was indeed an honour to have the Minister present the awards.
A symbolic presentation of the World Cup trophies ensued, marking a proud moment for our country. Mr Paul McMahon presented the trophies to the Education Minister, who then handed over the trophies to Dato’ Freida. Cempaka Schools has proved its mettle by winning the coveted World Education Games Cup for two consecutive years, beating competitors of 5.1 million children from 30000 schools from over 226 countries across the world. This achievement was indeed meaningful as Cempaka commemorates its 30th anniversary. The Hall of Fame proudly displays many Malaysian flags that stand out prominently, as testimony to the world that truly “Nothing is Impossible”.
In addition, Daniel Muhammad Syafiq received a medal for being the student who scored the highest points across all three WEG events, and was awarded the title of ‘Champion of Champions’. Daniel ranked 1st in the world for World Science Day, 2nd in World Literacy Day, and 9th for World Maths Day. He had earlier received the award from Mr Peter Garrett, Education Minister of Australia during a ceremony held in March in Sydney. Congratulations Daniel and well done!
To mark the auspicious occasion, everyone was invited on stage for a group photo! It was a joyous moment captured when all the prize winners proudly held up their minted medals and certificates, with the younger students waving Malaysian flags in the air and the proud teachers flashing their big smiles on their faces. This marked a milestone in our country’s history.
This year, Cempaka also contributed towards sponsoring 120 underprivileged children under UNICEF’s School-In-A-Box initiative, something we hope to continue to play a part in, in the years to come.
It was an extremely celebrated and memorable morning. Kudos to all participants of the World Education Games 2013!
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!
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!!!