One of our students, Cameron in Year 6, has been selected this year as a Student Ambassador for the World Education Games (WEG). He is one of only two students selected from all the participating schools in Europe (exc. UK). This is a fantastic achievement bearing in mind that last year there were just under 30,000 schools entered.
The events that make up the World Education Games (http://www.worldeducationgames.com) run from March 4 to 8, with the practice system already available. All BIS students will be participating in live maths, literacy and science competitions against their peers from all over the world. This is a great fun educational learning experience that we have taken part in since its inception six years ago. Last year we achieved some fantastic results (see http://bit.ly/bis-weg12).
This year we will also be using the period from now until the end of the event to raise money for Unicef’s “School-In-A-Box,” which helps purchase learning kits for extremely poor schools. The Student President, Tina in Year 13, will be coordinating our fundraising activities.
We are sure that such events (both the World Education Games and our fundraising) have a positive reinforcement of the desire within all students present to do well and help others not as fortunate as themselves.
One of Cameron’s roles as a Student Ambassador for Europe (and especially within Serbia) is to promote this event and we encourage more participation and competition by both Serbian and International students. Cameron will be blogging and tweeting on the WEG website about our activities and progress and this will also be visible on the official BIS Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/bis-fb).