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Meet Sid from Busan International Foreign School


Hi everyone!

My name is Sidharth and I am the South Korean WEG Ambassador.  Everyone at my school had a fantastic time participating in this year’s World Education Games, and I would like to share with you some of our favourite parts!

World Literacy Day:
We all worked really hard on World Literacy Day and it was really great to use our English and typing skills! We all learnt so much and it was really cool because most of us got to know new words!

 

World Maths Day:
On World Maths Day we had so much fun using both our Maths and Computer skills to play and compete against each other.  The best thing about World Maths Day was that even people who didn’t like maths, began to enjoy maths!  I think the other great thing about World Maths Day is that all the games got our minds to think quickly and more importantly it made learning maths fun!

 

World Science Day:
World Science Day was a bit of a challenge for us because we don’t do a lot of science at our school – but I think we did great! Everybody tried to give three hundred percent and get as many points as they could get out of the fifty games.  It was great because we were all able to learn something new about science!

 

We are all looking forward to the 2014 World Education Games!

 

Sidharth Saha
Busan International Foreign School
South Korean WEG Ambassador

Education Minister Peter Garrett competes in Mathletics and Spellodrome challenges!

 

 

Australian Education Minister, Peter Garrett, is a long-time supporter of the World Education Games.

After he attended the Sydney WEG 2013 Awards ceremony a few weeks ago, he was eager to compete against the Mathletics champion from Brighton-Le-Sands Public School, Tabby Juncal (11 years old and pictured below).

The pair competed in Mathletics (what World Maths Day is based around) and Spellodrome (what World Literacy Day is based around).  Take a look at who the winner was….!

 

WEG 2013 was excellent fun!

 

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 Games have concluded…

 

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 students kick-off World Education Games

 

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)

Well done everybody!

 

 

Wow WEG was incredible, I am sure that everybody agrees with me. In school we really enjoyed it.

I just want to say well done to everybody who participated, even if you did not win anything you did your best, that is the important thing.

Well done!

From Carmen

Guatemala WEG 2013 Ambassador.