It is hard to believe but the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be here in less than six months!
To warm up for Scotland’s biggest-ever festival of sport and culture, schools are invited to join in the annual Commonwealth Day celebration, Sport Your Trainers. It will take place on 10 March 2014 and organisers are continuing their tradition of encouraging young people to wear their trainers on the day as a symbolic gesture of support for Glasgow 2014.
Sport Your Trainers is a great opportunity to bring the Commonwealth Games to life in your school or organisation, allowing young people and those who work with them to show their support for the Games in a fun and easy way.
Over half of the people in the Commonwealth are under 25 years of age and we want to make sure that the children and young people of Scotland have every chance to engage with Glasgow 2014. Why not start making plans today?
Please email SportYourTrainers@glasgow2014.com to register for this Scotland-wide project and to receive a link to a Digital Toolkit filled with Sport Your Trainers resources.
We look forward to sharing the Glasgow 2014 experience with you and your young people!
Sport Your Trainers Blog Opportunity
We’re delighted to announce a special opportunity for those blogging about their Sport Your Trainers activity – if you send a link to your report from the day, we’ll choose a selection of the best and showcase them to the world on the Glasgow 2014 website! There’ll be a special page on the Glasgow 2014 website with some of the best photos and content from schools, groups and organisations up and down the country, so if you’re using social media be sure and use the hashtag #SYT2014 and tag Glasgow 2014 on Facebook / mention Glasgow 2014 on Twitter and you could be featured in the exclusive Sport Your Trainers hub.
Making more of Sport Your Trainers
The main ask of Sport Your Trainers is for people to wear their trainers on March 10th, Commonwealth Day, but it’s also a perfect moment to consider how you can link this special event to wider learning about the Commonwealth. Game On Scotland, the official Glasgow 2014 education programme, contains a wealth of information, resources and opportunities which can also be used to design your own inspiring Sport Your Trainers activities and enhance learning across the curriculum. You might also want to consider linking your on the day activity to the British Council’s plans to host the World’s Biggest Assembly, with schools across the Commonwealth due to take part.
If you haven’t already, why not register a Game On Challenge for your school, incorporating some of your Sport Your Trainers activity? Schools which register a challenge are eligible to receive a special plaque as well as rewards including Games tickets.