The Game on Scotland team wishes to congratulate Louise Johnston from Torphichen Primary School, Bathgate, West Lothian who won the signed Libby Clegg poster donated by Team Scotland. Louise’s name was randomly selected from those 110 people who signed up to Game on Scotland in November.
There are many more opportunities to win through Game On Scotland from Art Competitions to visits from Athletes and Clyde . If you want to be kept in the loop about what’s on offer why not become part of the Game On Scotland family by signing up to our regular e-updates.
For other poster downloads please visit the Go Scotland website.
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
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.
Is your school or organisation planning to mark the Commonwealth Games with a specific initiative? A fun run or sports day perhaps? Getting involved in the Queen’s Baton Relay? A whole school initiative? Or is your local authority running a Mini Games programme?
No matter how big or small your Games related initiatives are we invite you to share them through the Game On Challenge and add to the excitement now building towards Glasgow 2014, the biggest multi-sporting event ever hosted in Scotland.
Benefits of taking the Game On Challenge
- Your school/organisation will be showcased on the Game On Challenge interactive map alongside other entries from across the UK and beyond. This will provide others with ideas and inspiration for learning through the Games.
- Every school and organisation that takes part will receive an official ‘Game On Scotland’ certificate.
- Education establishments may also be eligible for a Game On Scotland plaque in recognition of imaginative ways they have used the Games as a context for learning.
- All entries will be in with a chance to win exclusive Glasgow 2014 prizes.
- Scottish schools who sign up by the 24 May will be entered into a free prize draw to receive a visit from Clyde, the official mascot for the Games.
How do we share our challenge?
Simply visit the Take the challenge page and complete the form.
The official education programme around the 2014 Commonwealth Games was launched at Kelvingrove Art Gallery yesterday providing a unique opportunity for Scottish pupils to join the challenge of creating 6500 pieces of art to decorate the bedrooms of athletes and officials from across the Commonwealth.
Using the Games and its 17 sports as creative inspiration, primary and secondary pupils will be challenged to come up with 6,500 pieces of artwork to decorate bedrooms in the Athletes’ Village where the athletes and officials from across the Commonwealth will be staying.
The winning designs will be gifted to the visitors as a memento of their time in Scotland, and athletes will be encouraged to send a note expressing their personal thanks back to the young artists.
X-Men and Superman illustrator Frank Quitely joined pupils from Hillhead Primary to urge schools to get involved and make their mark on the Games.
Unveiling a giant frame containing the Hillhead pupils’ early designs, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, and Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages also added their artwork.
Mrs Robison highlights the importance of young people being able to connect with the Games :
Game On Scotland will provide many more inspirational opportunities using the Commonwealth Games as an inspiring and fun context for learning across the curriculum.
With the website now live, teachers and educators across Scotland and throughout the Commonwealth can access a range of educational resources for learners of all stages including film and image banks, Games history, sport profiles and materials on the Commonwealth.