Maths, science and English

Central Leader - - EDUCATION& TRAINING -

plac­ing in the School For Young Writ­ers story com­pe­ti­tion.

At the World Ed­uca- tion Games Evan came first in New Zealand for maths and science, his world plac­ing for maths was 9th and his world plac­ing for science was 16th.

The World Ed­u­ca­tion Games is an an­nual global on­line chal­lenge to get all stu­dents (from four to 18) ex­cited about learn­ing, and to give the top stu­dents in all schools an op­por­tu­nity to see how they mea­sure up against the best in the world. Last year, over 5 mil­lion stu­dents were a part of what is now the world’s largest on­line ed­u­ca­tion event.

‘‘Evan’s achieve­ment in maths, science and now English are fan­tas­tic. Mak­ing sure we pro­vide him with the right en­vi­ron­ment to stim­u­late his learn­ing and pro­vide the ex­ten­sion he needs are crit­i­cal in con­tin­u­ing to make learn­ing some­thing fun for him,’’ Larne Ed­meades, prin­ci­pal, ACG Par­nell Col­lege says. ‘‘En­ter­ing com­pe­ti­tions is a great way for stu­dents to ex­plore sub­jects with­out the con­fines of a class­room sce­nario.

‘‘Stu­dents have to think out­side the square of what a teacher might want, and in the case of writ­ing the stu­dent needs to dig deep for their in­spi­ra­tion and abil­ity to ap­ply the lessons they have learnt in class to their craft,’’ Mr Ed­meades says.

For Evan it’s about the chal­lenge and en­joy­ment.

‘‘I just re­ally love maths and English. The World Ed­u­ca­tion Games com­pe­ti­tion was pretty good and I got a good re­sult,’’ he says.

Evan is a well rounded 10 year old, and when he’s not in the class­room he’s out en­joy­ing play­ing in his football and cricket teams.

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