Monthly Archive for August, 2013

Game On Scotland at SLF 2013, 25 – 26 Sept, SECC

Join us at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival, 25th and 26th September at the SECC, Glasgow.
With a colourful programme of 3 showcase events and our key seminar in the Lomond Auditorium we will provide you with a wide variety of creative and innovative ideas and opportunities to use the Games as a rich context for learning.
Alternatively come and speak to us at the Education Scotland stand to find out the answers to:
• What is the latest competition I can join?
• How can I get a visit from Clyde to my school?
• What materials are there on offer?
• How can schools get access to the Games?

Our seminar and showcase sessions overview:

We are looking forward to meeting you at the SLF!

Your Game On Scotland Team

Game On Scotland – Glow Meet: 3 Sept. @4pm

CPD session 1: Interdisciplinary learning through the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Focus: Expressive Arts & Creativity
Tuesday, 3 September, 4pm – 4.45pm
Join here: http://bit.ly/gosexpressivearts

This is the first Glow Meet in a new series around the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games highlighting opportunities for interdisciplinary across all 8 curriculum areas.
This CPD session will provide practitioners with a kaleidoscope of ideas and opportunities in using the Games as a context for learning with a specific focus on expressive arts and creativity.

Presenters:
Stephen Bullock (Development Officer, Creativity and Innovation) will demonstrate the value of creativity and highlight creativity skills in the ‘Creating ambitions beyond sport’ learning journey. (http://www.gameonscotland.org/resources/learningjourneycreatingambition.asp)
Ron Cowie (Senior Education Officer, Expressive Arts) will present two brand new learning journeys and explain how these link to the Commonwealth Games theme. The journeys will feature opportunities for skills development and inter-disciplinary learning across expressive arts and other areas of the curriculum.
Simon Sharkey (National Theatre Scotland) will introduce teachers to the opportunity to connect with a major Eco arts programme that will culminate in a spectacular and high profile series of performances in an iconic Glasgow building. We are seeking schools from across Scotland to participate in all sorts of ways, some of which I will describe at the Glow meet.
Klaus Mayer (Development Officer, Games Legacy) will provide an update of the latest engagement opportunities available through Games on Scotland

Join us, quiz us, plan with us…. – we are looking forward to meeting with you and answering any questions you may have in developing your Games related learning

Scotland’s Schools get ready to be inspired by Glasgow 2014

On Monday 19th August, pupils at Grove Academy in Dundee were involved in a launch event with a difference. Not only were they joined Shona Robison MSP and local hero Liz McColgan to launch Character Scotland’s exciting new Inspire>Aspire: Global Citizens in the Making’ programme – they also launched their own inspirations and aspirations in the form of over 220 helium balloons which took to the skies above Broughty Ferry.

Character Scotland is an emerging and rapidly expanding charity that aims to support the development of children and young people’s character and values. The charity’s vision is for all children and young people to develop as responsible, caring, ethical and engaged global citizens: people who aim to HELP OTHERS, GET INVOLVED, DO THE RIGHT THING and DO THEIR BEST.

Liz McColgan, former Commonwealth and Olympic athlete, said “the project allows pupils to believe in themselves. It doesn’t matter what people think or say about you, if you really believe in something you want to achieve you have to be dedicated to putting the time and effort into doing it. This project allows children to search at what they are good at”.

To find out more or get involved with the progamme please go to the Global Citizens in the Making section within Game On Scotland.

Game On Scotland – Glow Meets

Join us for a series of 19 exciting montly Glow meets running throughout the academic year 2013/14.  The themed sessions are being broadcast live for all Glow users and will provide a wide variety of stimulating opportunities to engage with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.   

Who are the Glow meets for?
The sessions will allow practitioners and learners find out more and get directly involved in educational opportunities related to the Commonwealth Games.  Glow access is required to join the sessions.  

What types of Glow meets are on offer?
There will be two types of session:  
1.       CPD :  These are for educators who want  the latest information about programmes and initiatives relevant to specific curriculum areas.
2.      Learning Zone:  These will provide interactive learning opportunities with a specific curriculum focus for learners across all age groups.  

The Programme:

Full detail for each Glow Meet (programme, age group, participants etc.) will be available closer to the event.

 How do I join?

To register for a specific session follow go to the Glow TV sign-up area  .  If you wish to join on the day simply enter the Game On Scotland Glow Meet Channel.

Missed a session?

Don’t worry.  All sessions will be recorded and you can watch them again here.

All Go for Glasgow 2014!

Clyde on Tour

It’s a busy few days for Glasgow 2014, with lots of exciting developments! This evening the Queen’s Baton for the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay will be revealed live on the BBC’s One Show from 7pm, then on Monday, to coincide with tickets going on sale, Clyde, the Official Games Mascot, is set to embark on a whistle-stop tour of schools across Scotland.

From Monday, Clyde will be visiting primary schools from Edinburgh to Elgin and Argyll to Aberdeenshire, inspiring young people the length and breadth of the country about the Games alongside two of Scotland’s top Commonwealth athletes.

Double Gold medal-winning swimmer David Carry and the first Scottish badminton player to win a match in an Olympic Games, Susan Egelstaff, will accompany Clyde, engaging with young children and giving them an insight into the world-class event coming to Glasgow next summer.

During each visit, schoolchildren will be introduced to the 17 sports of the Commonwealth Games by Clyde, as well as being given a personal insight from both David and Susan into what it takes to become a sporting champion and what it means to compete for Scotland at a Commonwealth Games.

At 4pm on Monday 19th, Glasgow 2014 will also be hosting a live Twitter interview with top Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson. To get involved, tweet in using #AskMichael.

You can find out everything you need to know about the Queen’s Baton Relay at www.glasgow2014.com/baton-relay.

British Council programme for Glasgow 2014

The British Council offers a variety of exciting opportunities for schools and communites to incorporate an international dimension to their Games related intitatives. 

Find out more about the British Council’s Commonwealth Games Plans here.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay – Reveal!

Delhi 2010 Baton - Solomon Islands

The Queen’s Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the XX Commonwealth Games. After visiting 71 nations and territories over 288 days it meets the finish line at the Opening Ceremony of the Games on 23 July 2014 in Glasgow, where Her Majesty The Queen’s message to the Commonwealth will be read aloud.

What will the baton look like? Where did the inspiration come from?

The full story will be revealed over the next seven exciting days! The Glasgow 2014 team will be rolling out information and clues building up to a momentous baton reveal on Friday 16 August!

Teaser films and articles about the baton will start to appear from Monday 12 August 2013 at: www.glasgow2014.com/baton-relay

Ensure you’re in the know by following the team’s social media updates – giving away many intriguing clues throughout the week:

https://www.facebook.com/Glasgow2014
https://twitter.com/Glasgow2014

And if you tweet about the reveal then make sure you use #BatonRelay

Baton Reveal Day: Friday August 16 2013




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