- Primary Matters
Primary school children from 21 Globeducate schools competed online in the annual WWF-Globeducate Quiz on 13th January, a fantastic opportunity for our young environmentalists to put their knowledge about wildlife and nature to life in a fun and engaging way, connecting with children from Globeducate schools from India, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Andorra and the UK.
WWF-Globeducate Quiz Unites 56 Teams of Primary Children
For the second year running, teams of children aged 8 to 10 took part in this lively, colourful and visual quiz, with photos, animal call recordings and video extracts. In total, 56 teams joined the event. Twenty multiple-choice questions formed the content of the quiz, with questions spanning different curriculum areas, with examples such as guessing which big cat roared a certain way, identifying grid references for the habitat of a walrus, diets of certain species, scale and fur types, and questions about food wastage and the changes in arctic sea ice.
Proud to win the most correct answers!
We are very proud of our "Eco Warriors" who came in joint first place with The Indian Public School “Thundering Eagles”.
In second place, “Superstars” from Granada College and “Sea Class” from Agora Portals International School, and in third place, the “Pandas” from Nobel British International School Algarve, “Superstars” from Agora Sant Cugat International School and “Mar” from IPS Lisbon.
Sally King, our Thrive Eco Warriors tutor said;
"I am super proud of 'the Eco-Warrior Thrive' kids from Year 6, both A and B classes!
The quiz was a series of multiple choice questions all about nature and the environment... Many of the questions were quite tricky and involved using mathematical and geographical skills, but we got 17 questions correct out of a total of 20. The children learnt lots of interesting facts like that we throw away a third of all the food that we produce! Food for thought..."
Matt Larsen-Daw, WWF-UK Education Manager, welcomed the teams to this annual online event, saying. “Globeducate students and teachers have been doing some fantastic things and activities since we began working together three years ago and it is wonderful to have this opportunity to come together and celebrate our amazing natural world. Events like this bring us together and help us to develop our knowledge so that we can help to ensure nature and wildlife thrive in the future. Thank you to everyone for taking part.”
Oanh Crouch, Education Director for Globeducate, introduced the event and said; “Another exciting WWF quiz event for our Globeducate students. Our partnership with WWF continues to support our students´ understanding and knowledge of the natural world and how to appreciate actions we can take to combat climate change.”