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Teachers come together for Game on Scotland

26/03/2014
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With less than 20 weeks to go before the biggest multi-sport and cultural event ever to come to Scotland, Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport addressed teachers in Dundee’s Caird Hall today.

Around 100 practitioners attended the last in the series of Education Scotland’s national engagement events for Game On Scotland. This popular series of events has run across the country for the past few months and has offered practitioners a chance to find out more about how the Commonwealth Games can provide unique opportunities to create stimulating learning across the curriculum and beyond.

The keynote address was delivered by Ms Robison, with other speakers including Holly Cram, Scotland hockey player and Game on Scotland ambassador, as well as representatives from Education Scotland, BBC and Creative Scotland. The event showcased inspirational initiatives from a variety of schools and highlighted the vast number of resources and opportunities available to teachers ensuring that, together, we are able to deliver a lasting legacy for learning.

Commonwealth Games and Sport Minister Shona Robison said:

“The Commonwealth Games provides us with an opportunity to bring learning to life. As Glasgow and Scotland look to welcome the world this summer, the Games offer the opportunity to build and develop links with learners across the globe, to develop a greater understanding of Scotland and its place in the world, and what it means to be a global citizen.

“The Game on Scotland legacy project supports teachers, school leaders and education managers to create stimulating learning experiences for young people across the curriculum. To date there have been almost 4,000 registrations on the Game On Scotland website, reaching over 250,000 children and young people, creating a lasting legacy for educators and pupils alike.”

Alison Drever, Senior Education Officer Education Scotland said:

“The national engagement events for Game On Scotland are a fantastic opportunity to see first hand some of the unique and exciting ways that schools can engage with the Commonwealth Games in their everyday learning. I would encourage any schools who have yet to explore Game on Scotland to do so and help contribute to a lasting education legacy.”

Blog: Sharing experiences to help learning by Holly Cram, Game On Scotland ambassador

Game On Scotland website