Freerice Challenge

Online game to end hunger

All PSHE classes have been working on the Freerice Challenge over the last couple of weeks. Freerice is a multiple choice online quiz which was originally designed by a programmer to help his children revise. He subsequently donated it to the UN World Food Programme to help feed people around the world.

Freerice is a multiple choice educational quiz. Classes can choose to answer questions on English vocabulary and grammar, maths, science, geography, literature, art history and languages.

2015_0601_7981Ten grains of rice are donated for every correct answer, paid for by sponsors with an interest in education. It takes 400 grams or about 19,200 grains of rice to feed one adult for a day, which seems like a lot but is actually about half a bowlful.

The Freerice Challenge has run through Tutor Time in the past few years, but this is our first year of running the Freerice Challenge through PSHE. We are hoping to establish a strong baseline total that classes can aim to beat in years to come.

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Freerice Fortnight

It takes 400 grams or about 19,200 grains of rice to feed one adult for a day.

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There are approximately 48 grains of rice in a single gram.

Freerice is a multiple choice online quiz which was originally designed by a programmer to help his children revise. He subsequently donated it to the UN World Food Programme to help feed people around the world.

For every correct answer, ten grains of rice are donated to the UN Food Programme who pass it to countries around the world. The rice is paid for by sponsors who post adverts at the bottom of Freerice pages when you get an answer correct.

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Today we raised a minimum of 12, 280 grains of rice, but actually much more than that because some classes are using PC suites and we’re only taking an average per class.

The leading class at the moment are 4C1, followed by 6A and 2M1.

Good luck for tomorrow!

FreeRice Challenge 2013

For the second year, we have been running our FreeRice Challenge to raise funds for the United Nations Food Programme.

Over the first week, tutor classes discovered which countries are worst affected by hunger, how much rice is necessary to keep an adult alive per day, and how the FreeRice website helps feed hungry people. The FreeRice website itself is a series of multiple choice questions and for every correct answer, pupils add ten grains of rice to their total. This rice, paid for by organisations promoting literacy and education, is then transported wherever it is needed.

Throughout week two, tutor classes took part in the FreeRice Challenge, with classes all trying to outdo each other. Even in the middle of school show preparations, captains’ interviews and arrangements for the end of term, we managed to collect a staggering 131,593 grains of rice.

The best performing class (with some scores still to come in) is 6C (Tutor: Miss Campbell), closely followed by 3M1 (Miss McGhee), 2M1 (Ms McGinty) and 2S2 (Mr Pegard).

Congratulations and thank you to everyone that took part.

FreeRice Challenge 2013

For the next two weeks, tutor classes will be focusing on FreeRice, helping to raise money for the World Food Programme. For the first week, classes have the chance to practice using the website, and next week, we start the competition between classes, houses and year groups. Last year’s results are below.

During the competition itself (week beginning 17th June), each class participating sends a total (or in the case of classes using a computer suite, an average per computer) which will be added to their scores and published daily in the bulletin.

FreeRice is a website that encourages you to improve your English, French, Science, Geography and Art knowledge while simultaneously providing food for hungry people in the developing world.

Each page of FreeRice has a question. If you answer that question correctly, you’ve gained 10 grains of rice for the United Nations World Food Programme. The rice is paid for by sponsors whose adverts pop up at the bottom of each page.

To find out about hunger in the world today, look at these Hunger Statistics.

Click here to find out more about FreeRice.

Last year we raised 200, 850 grains of rice,
which is sufficient to feed
five adults for one day.

Let’s feed more hungry people this year.

Top scoring classes 2012

1. 3S2
2. 4C2
3. 3A2
4. 3S1
5. 2M2
6. 5.3
7. 4A2
8. 4S2
9. 2C1
10. 3M1

Houses in order of rice raised 2012 (s2-4 only)

1. Sinclair
4. Columba
2. Andrew
3. Margaret

Year groups in order of rice raised 2012

1. 3rd year
2. 4th year
3. 2nd year
4. 5th year
5. 6th year

Wonder who this year’s champions will be?

FreeRice Challenge – final total!

Friday 22nd June

all of the rice has been counted and we are extremely proud to announce
that the staff and pupils of OLHS have raised

200, 850 grains of rice!!!!!

Online game to end hunger

Top scoring classes

1. 3S2
2. 4C2
3. 3A2
4. 3S1
5. 2M2
6. 5.3
7. 4A2
8. 4S2
9. 2C1
10. 3M1

Houses in order of rice raised (s1-4 only)

1. Sinclair
4. Columba
2. Andrew
3. Margaret

Year groups in order of rice raised

1. 3rd year
2. 4th year
3. 2nd year
4. 5th year
5. 6th year

Congratulations and thanks to all of the Tutor Groups that took part.

FreeRice Challenge – Tuesday results

Tuesday 12th June A fantastic running total of 47, 160 grains of rice raised so far.

Online game to end hunger

FreeRice is a charity site that supports the United Nations World Food Programme. Each page contains a multiple choice question. Clicking on a correct answer adds 10 grains of rice to your total. The rice is paid for by sponsors’ adverts.

Click here to find out more about the work of FreeRice and statistics on world hunger.

FreeRice top scoring classes

1. 4A2 (Miss Simpson)
2. 3A2 (Mr Law)
3. 3M1 (Mrs Anderson)
4. 5.4 (Miss Campbell)
5. 2C1 (Mrs McAlinden)
6. 5.3 (Mrs McKay)
7. 3S2 (Mrs Simpson)
8. 3C2 (Mr Hair)
9. 4A1 (Miss McGinness)
10. 4C2 (Mr McGleish)

Houses in order of rice raised

1. Andrew
2. Columba
3. Margaret
4. Sinclair

Year groups in order of rice raised

1. 3rd year
2. 4th year
3. 5th year
4. 2nd year
5. 6th year

FreeRice Challenge

Online game to end hunger

All Tutor classes are taking part in a FreeRice Challenge.

FreeRice is a charity site that supports the United Nations World Food Programme. Each page contains a multiple choice question. Clicking on a correct answer adds 10 grains of rice to your total. The rice is paid for by sponsors’ adverts.

There are questions about languages, geography, sciences, art, literature and maths, so there’s something for everyone.

Click here to find out more about the work of FreeRice and statistics on world hunger.

Running totals will be updated here each day.

Monday 11th June  OLHS pupils raised over 20,000 grains of rice in less than 30 minutes.

The top scoring classes so far are

  1. 3A2 (Mr Law)
  2. 6.1  (Mr Murphy)
  3. 5.3 (Mrs McKay)
  4. 2C1 (Mrs McAlinden)
  5. 4A1 (Miss McGinness)
  6. 2M2 (Mrs Mitchell)
  7. 2M1 (Miss McGhee)
  8. 3C2 (Mr Hair)
  9. 3M1 (Mrs Anderson)
  10. 5.4 (Miss Campbell)

 Houses in order of rice raised (S1-4 only)

  1. Andrew
  2. Margaret
  3. Columba
  4. Sinclair

 Year groups in order of rice raised

  1. 3rd year
  2. 2nd year
  3. 6th year
  4. 5th year
  5. 4th year