Leong Zhi Yen of Cempaka Cheras (Grade K), daughter of Mrs. Seet Wei Ching and Mr. Leong Koon Wah and Sydny Lum Shen Li of Cempaka International School Damansara Heights (Year 6), daughter of Mrs Ting Mee Mee and Mr. Lum Piew, topped their respective categories worldwide (champion of champions) and received their awards in a ceremony in Sydney, Australia last 16 November 2015.
Meanwhile, on behalf of Cempaka Schools Malaysia – Jayden Lum Jun Yi (2nd place, World Maths Day Competitions and 2nd place, Year 8 champion of champions) of Cempaka International School Damansara Heights received the trophy for topping the World Literacy Day 2015 competition.
The awarding took place in the iconic Sydney Opera House and graced by Norman Gillespie, (Chief Executive Officer, UNICEF Australia), Tim Power (Chief Executive Officer, 3P Learning and World Education Games Founder), Jane Mackarell (Academic Programs Director, Microsoft Australia) and Anna Le Masurier (Head of Macquarie Foundation, Macquarie Group).
The World Education Games is the flagship educational competition event conducted by 3PLearning, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Microsoft . It is now the largest event of its kind in the world. This year, there’s over 6 million students registered in over 200 countries and territories.
When asked what she liked about the event, Leong Zhi Yen replies, “I liked the games! It was fun! I wish to join next time.”
Zhi Yen, and Sydny each receive a medal, a Microsoft Surface 4 tablet, and certificates.