Michael-MMy name is Michael Murray and I am in Year 6, representing the British International School of Chicago. I am very privileged to be chosen as an ambassador for my country in the World Education Games 2015. I have excellent teachers at our school who give us many opportunities and great learning experiences. I am very excited about being an ambassador because I get to interact and compete with students from all around the globe.

I was very thrilled to visit New York and meet other USA ambassadors in an ambassador celebration tour. I returned to Chicago even more excited to get my school ready for WEG 2015!

To promote this fun event on October 13-15, I gave out WEG bracelets to the whole school and spoke in detail to all students from Year 1-6 about the World Education Games and UNICEF. To further promote this event, I put up posters all around the school to get children informed and excited about the upcoming games. In addition, I will speak about UNICEF, my NYC ambassador trip and WEG 2015 in the whole school assembly on Monday, October 12th . Furthermore, our school newsletter will publish my recount of the Ambassador celebration tour experiences in New York City.  My school is very excited  and started to plan for the video challenge to encourage others raise money for UNICEF and the School-In-A-Box Program. A UNICEF field trip to Zimbabwe in March 2016 will be the prize.

The WEG is not only a fun competition among 8 million students from around the world, but it is a way to raise money towards the School-In-A-Box Program. Points earned from taking part in the competition will be converted in to money which goes toward the UNICEF education programs. The School-In-A-Box is a box filled with learning materials that will be sent off to less fortunate schools and will teach one class for a whole year!

I would like to encourage all the students from around the globe to participate and have fun in this wonderful learning event. Good luck in the World Education Games 2015!