The £5m Legacy 2014: Young Persons’ Fund will give up to 2,550 young people the opportunity to gain employment opportunities in sport and the major events Scotland will host in the years to come.
Scotland’s school pupils will showcase their artistic talents to the world by creating Games-inspired artwork for the Athletes’ Village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
X-Men and Superman illustrator Frank Quitely joined pupils from Hillhead Primary at Kelvingrove Art Gallery to announce the unique opportunity at the launch of Game On Scotland, the official education programme for the Games.
Using the Games and its 17 sports as creative inspiration, primary and secondary pupils will be challenged to come up 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 express their personal thanks on a copy of the artwork which will be sent back to the pupil.