Just over half way through the biggest multi sporting event every hosted in Scotland the atmosphere in Glasgow as well as other Games and cultural venues is electric and the excitement has reached the hearts and minds of people across all walks of life.
With five exciting competition days still ahead, Team Scotland have already surpassed their previous record of 33 medals won at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986. Some wonderful moments have resulted from the Scottish success with the men’s gymnastics team winning silver, Libby Clegg become the first Scottish track and field athlete to win Gold for over 20 years, Erraid Davies becoming the youngest competitor ever to win a medal and of course the look of disbelief on Ross Murdoch’s face after having won Gold in the 200m breaststroke.
Game On Scotland is particularly delighted for judo gold medallists Louise and Kimberley Renicks, who participated in the our Athlete Visits programme, fitting in a number of school appearances in between training sessions prior to the Games to inspire young people across Scotland. Thank you to both of them!
Many records have been broken over the last 6 days and Game On Scotland is delighted to say that we ourselves have surpassed many of our own targets and expectations after engaging schools, learners and teachers across the world in wider range of learning opportunities connection with over 1 million learners. Our website is the most successful free standing website produced by Education Scotland, receiving over 1.25 million views from over 200,000 unique users since its launch in 2013. It also saw 4,300 people register for regular updates and an estimated 100,000 downloads of teaching materials equating to 1 in every 2 visitors to the site downloading free educational resources.
In the new session Game On Scotland will continue provide opportunities to engage learners by continuing with our athlete visits programme, sharing of case studies, awarding Game On Plaques and offing a number of Glow Meet sessions for learners to speak to those at the heart of the Games.
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