Archive for July, 2012
- July 30th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: commonwealth games, games legacy, Glasgow 2014 Interaction Ambassadors Delhi 2010 Chiara Ruddy
: Categories global citizenship, health and well being, International, International Inspirations, olympics, Paralympics, Uncategorized
Commonwealth Games logo has received a make over to ensure the Glasgow 2014 legacy brand is fit for its many purposes over the next two years. The main purpose of the brand is to give visible identity to, and direct association with, quality legacy activity at both a Scotland wide and a Glasgow city level, to encourage people throughout Scotland to become involved in legacy activity in the lead up to 2014 and to promote an understanding of legacy and what the benefits are.
The creative concept suggests new horizons and new opportunities; the straight lines create a horizon with the concentric circles forming a positive aspirational mood. We felt this reflected our legacy messaging really well and allowed us close synergy with the OC brand, and their sub-brands. A Glasgow version of this main Scotland brand has been developed for use by Glasgow City Council ensuring connectivity to the legacy activity happening in Glasgow with the rest of Scotland. Glasgow City Council is informing their stakeholders of this change today as well.More
- July 30th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Olymic Games, Olympic Games, Team Scotland
: Categories global citizenship, olympics, Paralympics
After a spectacular opening ceremony with young people at the heart of the celebration lighting the Olympic flame which was watched by approximately 1 billion people worldwide, athletes began competing on Saturday.
Scotland marked the beginning of the games with a display by the Red Arrows above the capital, bell-ringing in many towns and cities across the country as well as many festivals with live music, art performances and sporting entertainment. The football matches at Hampden stadium in Glasgow have already allowed Scots to get an early start with Olympic-style excitement.
The Scottish Government has published a good luck message for Scottish participants. In Mr Salmond’s message to Scotland’s 54 Olympic and 23 Paralympic athletes – who he described as the “Scolympians” – the first minister urged them to go for gold. In his message he referred to the heritage Scottish sporting heroes such as Eric Liddell or Sir Chris Hoy. BBC Scotland has reported that the film ‘Chariots of Fire’ may be used in schools as a means to bring the story of Scots athlete Eric Liddell to a new generation of young Scots. The charity Film Education has produced a new education resource for teachers to use in conjunction with the movie.More
- July 25th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories global citizenship, Paralympics
Over the August bank holiday (25th – 27th), Flames from our four nations’ capitals will travel to Stoke Mandeville, where the Paralympic Games were born. On 28 August, they’ll join to create the Paralympic Flame. This Flame will then travel through the night from Stoke Mandeville to the Paralympic Opening Ceremony in London.
London 2012 are encouraging communities and sports clubs to show their support for some of the most amazing athletes on earth by making their own lanterns and attending Flame events. 15,000 people are sign up so far, and they are planning Light a Lantern-themed celebrations across the country. For more information on Light a Lantern you can visit the London 2012 Local Leaders website, Here you can download posters to promote your event, get lantern-making ideas and other activities to bring people together.
If you want to join in with the Light a Lantern celebrations, get started by:
1. Signing up to receive the London 2012 Local Leader newsletter
2. Start planning your event with the Light a Lantern posters and other tools
3. TellTom@London2012.com your plans so he can feature you in our website and photo galleries.
Visit www.london2012.com/lightalantern to get involved now. By taking part, you can also add your Light a Lantern event to the London 2012 What’s On event listings. It will show with all the other London 2012 events happening around the country.More
- July 3rd, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: creativity, dance, games legacy
: Categories Commonwealth Games, global citizenship, health and well being
Konflux Theatre is a UK-Touring Theatre in Education Company. Our flagship project ‘Play in a Day’ has been touring in schools since 1999. One of the schools involved in Scotland is Maisondieu Primary School in Angus.
Our recent initiative, ’Going for Goals’, related to the Olympic Games not only covers the history of the games, but it also looks at aspirational thinking, healthy living and cultural diversity. Due to the success of this initiative we are looking to launch a brand new project focusing on Games Legacy in the run-up to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.
If you are interested in the programme please contact our Scottish Schools coordinator Stephanie Noble on 01937 833063, or on email@example.com for more details.
- July 2nd, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: athlete
: Categories Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, literacy, olympics
All primary schools in Edinburgh were invited to engage in a wider range of educational initiatives across the curriculum based on the Olympic and Paralympic values. These included for example comparative studies of ‘adopted’ countries using art, literature and geography as well as themes such as global footprint, refugees and access to education. Partnerships between for example Eco schools (‘Country in a basket’), Edinburgh Zoo (‘Animal Olympics’), the Royal Botanic Gardens (special tours), National Museums of Scotland (‘Create your own exhibition’), Sport Scotland, Edinburgh University and Heriot Watt University (foreign student placements) helped to enrich the initiative.
The programme culminated in a celebration event at Meadowbank Stadium with over 1000 pupils participating in wide variety of cultural and sporting activities.More
- July 2nd, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: commonwealth games, leadership
: Categories Commonwealth Games, Get Set, olympics
Falkirk Council has worked on a number Olympic based projects this year, 3 of which were granted ‘Inspire marks’ by London 2012. It will be our intention to re-evaluate these projects and see how we can improve on them and carry them forward for Glasgow 2014.
Going for Gold – this is an accreditation based program centred around 12 specific ‘Olympic’ challenges for schools to try and achieve – we had a fantastic uptake from schools with 46 of our 49 primary schools taking up the challenge. The program has been a huge success giving children and teachers extra opportunities and raising the awareness and appreciation for the Olympics to a fantastic level. Children from these schools will most definitely have a greater appreciation and a lasting legacy of the 2012 Olympics as a result of this project. We will be aiming to replicate this program for the Glasgow 2014 Games and it is my belief that this could actually be a national initiative.
Falkirk’s Future Stars – This is a role model based initiative where we take talented secondary school sports performers back to their local primary schools to deliver positive talks or demonstrations to younger pupils to inspire them to be the best they can be. This program has been running for 4 years now and is very successful – this year we tailored the program to incorporate the Olympic and Paralympic values and beliefs. It will be our aim to tailor the program to fit in with the Commonwealth Games over the next 2 years. Receiving a star visit is now a goal tied in to Going for Gold.
P7 Olympics / Commonwealth Games – Every 2 years we hold either an Olympic Games or a Commonwealth Games depending on what event is on – we have 49 primary schools take part with over 2,000 pupils taking part in a variety of Olympic / Paralympic / Commonwealth sports. Every school is assigned a country to represent and they do some class research on that country as well as make flags and banners of the country for the day – it is a great tool to engage pupils in the games and to take an interest in the cultural aspect of the games and competing countries. We now tie this project in with some of the Going for Gold outcomes.
The project above are a main reason as to why Falkirk and its young people have truly embraced the 2012 London Olympics, this was demonstrated by more than 10,000 school pupils and 56 schools coming out to line the route and cheer on the torch as it came through Falkirk on the 13th of June.More