Over the Easter break the highest ever Game On Scotland plaque presentation took place during a spectacular tour across glaciers in the Stubai valley (Austria). At over 10 000 feet (3254m, Obere Hölltalscharte) Ian Menzies surprised his fellow mountaineer by pulling the plaque out of his rucksack. Game On DO K Mayer commented: I nearly fell backwa……!
Since then Game On Scotland has reached the following peaks on its magnificent journey:
We have over 750 registered Game On Challenges anything from school programmes to cluster Games. We awarded over 120 plaques in recognition of the exciting learning experiences provided by schools across the Commonwealth. The first international plaque (Nr. 100) was handed out by the Cabinet Secretary Shona Robison in Canada last week. Game On Scotland sent Clyde to over 160 schools, arranged more than 40 athlete visits to schools across Scotland and provided over 6500 learners with the unique opportunity of having their artwork displayed in bedrooms of athletes and officials (see attachment).
With just 10 weeks to go before the Opening Ceremony we now have recorded over 4000 direct registrations with GOS, more than 35 000 downloads and an estimated half a million young people involved through Game On.
I leave you with the very latest gems of our programme:
- Listen to East 40’s UNICEF charity song (http://gameonscotland.org/yourgames/beasportforunicef.asp ) performed by pupils from the St Mungo’s Learning Community in the East End of Glasgow.
- Watch the venue showcase films providing an insight into where it will all happen in the summer.
- View our latest STEM Learning Journey
- Meet Scotland’s top athletes on Glow: 15 May