We are delighted to inform you that Game On Scotland has been launched today to help practitioners use the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as an inspiring, motivating and fun context for learning.
Game on Scotland is the education programme for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and has been developed as a partnership between Education Scotland, Glasgow 2014 Ltd, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.
Using Games as a context for learning has been inspirational for many educational establishments in the past and provides schools with opportunities to develop learning across the curriculum, often in partnership with their communities and relevant organisations (see case studies).
The new Game On Scotland website provides:
- key information about the Games, the 71 nations and territories in the Commonwealth
- resources, including a variety of themed learning journeys to engage learners at all stages, including suggested tasks and reflective components directly linked to Curriculum for Excellence, film/image gallery
- opportunities for schools to be part of the Games, with competitions and special events which will put learners at the heart of the Games.
Some great opportunities to get involved already
Take the Game On Challenge
Many schools and organisations are already thinking ahead towards the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Tell us about your goals and initiatives and we will literally put your schools/organisations on the interactive map.
Through this competition your school can be part of the Games.
Game On Scotland is asking every school in Scotland to get their pupils to design posters, which will decorate the rooms of the Athletes’ Village. You are encouraged to hold your own competition in your school and then submit the winning pieces of artwork for inclusion in the village.
Register for the competition on the Game On Scotland website. Competition packs will be issued in August with winning entries announced in early 2014.
For your diary: Game On Scotland strategic leads event, 17 June, Commonwealth House, Glasgow. You can pre-register your interest online now