Maths, science and English
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.