Countdown to the 2015 World Education Games has begun!

Have you got what it takes to represent South Africa and your school?

It’s the world’s largest education competition, an exciting free-to-enter online education event for schools and learners all over the world. Organised by 3P Learning, the award-winning, global leaders in digital curriculum resources and supported by UNICEF; the World Education Games is the expanded format of what was previously World Maths Day.

Now a three-day global competition, incorporating World Spelling and World Science Days, the biennial Games are returning from the 13-15 October 2015. Learners between the ages of 4-18 from over 200 countries will participate in an international celebration of learning.
“We are looking forward to the return of the highly anticipated World Education Games, which unite the world in learning. Our aim is to help schools make learning fun and engaging to improve educational outcomes and the Games allow us to reach the ultimate goal of getting children as excited about their education as they are about their sports,” explains Rob Masefield CEO for Africa

“The games allow learners to test their spelling, maths and science skills and compete in live, real-time challenges against learners from all over the world using the online World Education Games website.”

Since World Maths Day was founded by 3P Learning in 2007, the popularity of the expanded competition has multiplied, with over five million school learner participating when it was last held in 2013; 50 000 of which came from South Africa.

Local learners and schools are now invited to register for free to participate in this year’s event as full registrations and warm ups for the Games are to start soon The World Education Games will test registered learners in a variety of live friendly 60-second online games set against the clock in spelling (World Literacy Day – 13 October), maths (World Maths Day – 14 October) and science (World Science Day – 15 October). There are five different levels to play and 20 games on each level.

Learners and schools taking part in the World Education Games will earn points for each correct answer given. A live digital Hall of Fame on the Games homepage will track the top scoring learners and schools from right across the world. Winning learners from each age group will be flown with one parent/guardian to the glittering World Education Games Award Ceremony which will be held in November 2015 at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

“By participating in the World Education Games, learners will also be making a difference. For every correct answer they give during the competition period they will earn UNICEF (United Nations Childrens’ Education Fund) Points. At the end of the event these will be added up and turned into cash to purchase multiple UNICEF School-in-a-Box kits. These kits contain, ready-to-use basic learning resources and essentials designed for a teacher and up to 80 learners to help with their education,” explains Masefield.

These remarkable kits can be used to supplement minimal resources at schools and are developed to be used anywhere regardless of language. “To date over 100,000 learners have been supported by the World Education Games and UNICEF School-in-a-Box program. In 2015, the World Education Games aims to be able to purchase over 400 of these kits. The more point’s learners generate, the more learners we can support and unite through learning,” Masefield concludes.

For more information on the World Education Games, to register and take part or the partnership with UNICEF learners, parents and teachers can visit www.worldeducationgames.com

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