A Mandurah Primary School student has been selected to represent Western Australia as one of five World Education Games ambassadors for 2015.
Chosen from more than 1000 applicants, Kalliopi Chamogeorgos is calling for local students to join her in the world’s largest education competition held this October.
The World Education Games is a global event hosted by 3P Learning, an Australian company known for its online education resources including Mathletics.
Kalliopi said she applied to be an ambassador for the 2015 games because, after living in Greece and other countries across the world, she realised that regardless of someone’s background, education is one of the most important gifts.
“Education provides the tools you need for life, but most importantly it provides happiness,” she said.
“As an ambassador I can share my happiness and experiences with all students from different backgrounds.”
3P Learning Australia chief Andrew Smith said Kalliopi was selected as an ambassador because she exemplified a passion for learning and education.
“We love learning and were searching for students across Australia that shared this passion,” Mr Smith said.
“It is clear that Kalliopi feels the same about education as we do and will be an exemplary Australian Ambassador for the World Education Games.”
As a state representative, Kalliopi was recently flown to Sydney to meet fellow ambassadors from across the country and receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
In 2013 the games saw more than five million students compete from 231 countries and territories around the world.
This year commence on October 13 and runs over three days, with each day focusing on one area of learning to mark World Literacy Day, World Maths Day, and World Science Day.
Participating students and schools will also be supporting the UNICEF School in a Box program, which sees students earn UNICEF Points for every correct answer.
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