Khan Academy announces winners of inter-school “LearnStorm 2018”challenge

 Khan Academy announces winners of inter-school “LearnStorm 2018”challenge
Abhay Anand | Dec 12, 2018 - 5:51 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 12: Khan Academy announces the winners of LearnStorm, its first nationwide education challenge in India. LearnStorm was a free, six-week online learning challenge driven by teachers, for classes between Grade 3 and 12. LearnStorm helped students master core academic subjects and worked towards motivating classrooms and building student confidence.

LearnStorm saw a participation of over 1700 teachers and 20,000 students from 200 schools all over India.

The Grand Prize Winner of LearnStorm India 2018 is the R.N. Podar School, Mumbai. The school will be awarded the grand prize winner trophy and the students would receive winning certificates and exciting prizes. Khan Academy will also organise a special celebration for the students and teachers of R.N. Podar School.

10 schools were given the Keep Going! Keep Growing! Award for creating a motivating environment and embodying the spirit of teamwork, collaboration, and developing growth mindsets through LearnStorm. The winners of this award were a mix of schools as well as individual teachers. They win certificates for their students, the Keep Going! Keep Growing! Award trophy for the school, and special LearnStorm celebration packages.

Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad
Rustomjee Cambridge International School and Junior College, Virar, Mumbai
Tamarind Tree, Dahanu, Maharashtra
Sunbeam School, Lahartara, Varanasi
Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad
Vidyagyan School, Bulandshahr
Mr. Bijendra Singh Rana, Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, Chennai
Ms. Ramya Sriram, Meridian School, Kukatpally, Hyderabad
Mr. Vimal Rathore, Gyanfort School, Farrukhabad
Ms. Punita Verma, Bal Bharati Public School, Delhi

Avnita Bir, Principal of R.N. Podar School was elated on learning that the school won the Grand Prize, “The entire team of students and teachers participated wholeheartedly in the LearnStorm Challenge and this win is the result of their shared commitment to achieving their goals. LearnStorm has changed the narrative around mathematics for our students to something that is enjoyable, fun and rewarding by enabling children to apply the concepts and theories of maths in an engaging environment. As a school we have found a great resonance with the philosophy of Khan Academy and winning this competition just validated the same.”

Sandeep Bapna, India MD, Khan Academy was excited to announce the winners, “We have witnessed overwhelming response for LearnStorm in its first year in India with participation from all over the country. We are inspired by all the hard work and effort put in by teachers and students and are heartened to read the stories of LearnStorm, shared by the schools. Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner and the Top 10 Keep Going! Keep Growing award winners.”

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