The official education programme for the Glasgow 2014 Games, Game On Scotland provided a platform to inspire and engage young people in Scotland and beyond. It was designed to enable educators to use the Glasgow 2014 Games as an inspiring, motivating, relevant and fun context for learning across the curriculum and for all ages.
Culture 2014 was the Scotland-wide cultural countdown to the Games and after, and Festival 2014 transformed the host city from 19 July to 3 August 2014 with cultural events.
Lottery grants of up to £10,000 to help sports, arts, community and heritage organisations mark the arrival of the Games by holding an array of community focussed events, including those with a cultural focus to celebrate the people, places and culture of the Commonwealth.
A celebration of dance bringing together professional and amateur dancers of all ages to perform in public spaces in our towns, villages and cities across the country.
The Queen’s Baton Relay and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games provided innovative platforms for promoting and celebrating Scotland’s culture - within Scotland, the Commonwealth and wider.
This supports schools and four community media clusters across Scotland to increase their digital and social media skills to follow the Queen’s Baton Relay.
33Fifty is a four-yearly global programme bringing together 100 dynamic 18-25 year-olds from across the Commonwealth for a four day programme to learn leadership skills to help them in their studies, careers and civic life. Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society and Common Purpose, the 2014 event is being staged in Glasgow, as host city.
A Young Scot programme recruiting 14-26 year olds across Scotland to promote the benefits major sporting events can bring and leave behind for Scotland’s young people and their communities. The programme also enhances young people’s learning, confidence and experiences through their role as YLA.
Young Scot working with partners to embed legacy-related activity within the Young Scot National Entitlement Card’s (NEC) national rewards programme.
An exciting programme of annual regional conferences where university students deliver workshops to secondary school pupils to enable them to plan, organise and manage a Games-themed sports festival for their local primary school.
A one-off award ceremony held on 3 April 2014 to recognise and celebrate the many contributions that staff and students in Scotland’s universities and colleges are making to ensure that Glasgow 2014 is a fantastic success and will deliver an enduring legacy for Scotland’s people. The six award categories reflected the range of that activity and talent.
A partnership by sportscotland and the Youth Sport Trust to recruit 14-17 year olds to help inspire other young people to take part in sport, and drive opportunity, engagement and change through sport. Young Ambassadors offer young people a pivotal role as advocates, role models and leaders within their school and wider community.
Support a Second Team was a programme to engage the cultures of Commonwealth countries and further develop links with Commonwealth regions. Local authority partners got behind another Commonwealth country – their second team - for the local community to cheer them on.