400 days to go!

Celtic Park, opening ceremony (artist impression)Today marks another milestone in the journey towards the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – there are only 400 days to go until the opening ceremony begins 11 days of top class sport in venues across Glasgow and Scotland. 400 days. That’s fewer than 58 weeks until the largest multi-sport and cultural event to ever arrive in Scotland opens its doors. Are you ready to make the most of the opportunity?

We’ve got information, resources and details of opportunities aplenty on the Game On Scotland site. It’s not just about sport either, the Games can provide a fantastic context for learning across the curriculum. You’ll find content relevant to every curricular area as well as inter-disciplinary and whole school materials, we’ve even got materials specifically designed for youth workers and CLD professionals.

We’ll be doing everything we can to assist teachers and educators to use the Games as a context, but it’s a team effort and we need the support of those same professionals to deliver the greatest success. As a starting point, make sure you tell the world about your Game On Challenge and get your school signed up for the Athletes’ Village Art Competition, both great ways to make sure the young people you work with are included in the Games.

On the Game On Scotland site you’ll find a wealth of materials to help and we’ll be regularly adding more, as 400 days turns into 399, then 398, 397…

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