The 2015 World Education Games have come to an end. The three days were packed with online literacy, math and science competitions uniting students all over the world through a shared love of learning. With the competition having drawn to a close, it is important to reflect upon the successes and learning experiences that took place. A huge congratulations to all Canadian students and schools who have taken part!
spent competing online by students across the 96 hours
UNICEF points have been earned
Although the Games took place during October 13-15, selected student Ambassadors have been hard at work promoting the competition since the summer. Despite his busy school schedule, Musaab H (student Ambassador representing Ontario) took it upon himself to host a school assembly leading up to the Games in order to increase participation. Ambassadors were rewarded for their dedication to spreading the love of learning with a celebratory trip to Calgary, AB. Click here to read all about the Celebration Tour.
Check out what some of the Ambassadors had to say about their experiences!
My most memorable rewarding moment was giving a speech to the students at the school because I thought I gave them the opportunity to choose to stay in school and make good life decisions.
– Creedon C, Manitoba Ambassador
I think that the two best parts of this experience were meeting the four other ambassadors and having the most exhilarating days of my life in Calgary. I believe that when I grow old and am sitting on a rocking chair thinking back on this experience, it won’t be the physical things that I remember, it will be the great memories that were made.
– Alexandra B, Alberta Ambassador
The greatest experience in Calgary was sharing my speech at various schools and meeting other students and teachers. In my school I hosted an assembly talking to grades 1 to 8 about Mathletics and the World Education Games. Everybody was calling me a hero in math and it was really great to hear.
– Musaab H, Ontario Ambassador
To be chosen as one of the five Ambassadors within Canada is an achievement in itself. Calgary was a getaway to remember! Meeting new friends, limo rides, the White Hat Ceremony, and of course the CBC radio interview, it was all awesome! Overall, promoting knowledge and education is a great experience and to see the excitement from my parents was priceless.
– Geoffrey M, Saskatchewan Ambassador
During these past four months it has really been a great opportunity for me to practice leadership skills, public speaking, writing letters, emails, and blog posts. I had the chance to talk to my own school, speak in a staff meeting at both my school and another local school, and I was able to talk to schools in Calgary to spread the word about WEG and to get them excited about the games. But my favorite part throughout all of this was getting to participate in the games.
– Peyton H, British Columbia Ambassador
The spirit of the Games extended beyond Ambassadors. The competition saw students from coast to coast enthusiastically competing for a spot on the official WEG Hall of Fame.
Teachers and principals also got involved, some carving out a dedicated time of the school day to allow students to compete. Steven G, vice-principal and teacher at College Heights Christian School in Lacombe, AB posted a slideshow in a common area of the school detailing the efforts and results of his students throughout the Games. This is the same school that created a bulletin board celebrating the successes of the Alberta student Ambassador Alexandra B, how cool is that? This approach promoted student celebration and a sense of togetherness. The school earned an incredible 194,457 WEG points, congratulations!
The 3P Learning team jumped in on the friendly competition as well. A fun challenge sprung up between the Australian and Canadian teams, reminding us the importance of collaboration and camaraderie.
What an incredible run of the Games! We’d like to thank and congratulate all participating schools and students once again.
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