All posts in the ‘health and well being’ Category
- February 19th, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: athlete, cycling, Team Scotland
: Categories Commonwealth Games, health and well being, Paralympics
He also talks about his experience at the Paralympics in London, when he won Gold and broke the world record, something he finds hard to put into words. He says: “It was insane. In the velodrome it was like a rock concert – … it was like being a rock star for a couple of weeks”.
To find out more about Neil’s school days at Greenbrae Primary and Oldmachar Academy, Aberdeen, read the full TES article http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6318873More
- February 11th, 2013
- Comments: 3 Comments » Tags: Tags: Game On Scotland, global citizenship, leadership, sport your trainer
: Categories Commonwealth Games, global citizenship, health and well being, International
You and your school are invited to Sport Your Trainers on Commonwealth Day, 11 March 2013. Sport Your Trainers is a national campaign which asks people to wear their trainers as a symbolic gesture of support for Glasgow 2014.
This is just the first step: the Games provides a platform for learning across the curriculum, with a range of potential activities to best suit your teaching and learning needs.
Sport Your Trainers can be used as a catalyst for learning about the countries of the Commonwealth. Your school could “adopt” a Commonwealth country and focus on its history, culture and place in the world. It will also be a springboard for healthy activities and sporting participation – why not try a Commonwealth sport, hold a Commonwealth-themed assembly or try to walk, run, jog or skip to ‘reach’ your adopted country? On signing up for Sport Your Trainers you’ll receive a Digital Toolkit filled with facts about the Commonwealth Games, art activity sheets and promotional materials.
Over half of the people of 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. We have 10,000 Glasgow 2014 laces that will be distributed equally across all local authorities for them to allocate and Clyde, the Glasgow 2014 mascot, might even pay your school a visit.
To register for this Scotland-wide project please email SportYourTrainers@glasgow2014.com and you will receive a link – simply click to download the Digital Toolkit.
Please note pupils are encouraged to wear their trainers to school on Sport Your Trainers day, Monday 11 March. However, it is not compulsory. Local Authorities/school senior management should use their discretion as to whether this is appropriate footwear for their schools.
To receive the latest information about opportunities to get involved in activities around the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games simply sign up for Game on Scotland, the official Games Legacy education programme to be launched in mid-March.More
- 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- January 9th, 2012
- Comments: 2 Comments » Tags: : Categories Commonwealth, Commonwealth Games, dance, Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, International Inspirations, olympics, Paralympics, sustainable development
Date: 31st January 2012
Venue: The Hilton, William Street, Glasgow
Places are filling rapidly for the Education Scotland national event to share and develop your knowledge, experience and ideas in developing a legacy for learning from the Games.
London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 – the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games – put Scotland in a unique position over the next 3 years to make a lasting impact on our major national agendas: health, education, the economy, culture and the environment. London 2012 will be the biggest show on the planet with an audience of over 3 billion. It will be closely followed by Glasgow 2014 when Scotland will welcome teams from the 54 countries and 71 teams of the Commonwealth to participate in our Games. The coming together of athletes, performers and officials from across the globe in the pursuit of excellence offers educators an ideal opportunity to capture the spirit of the Games, encourage the values that underpin them and inspire young people in schools and communities across Scotland to be the best they can be and to become active, healthy, creative and enterprising global citizens.
This Games Legacy for Learning event will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas about how the Games can be used as a rich context for learning to encourage sustainable international partnerships and to support the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. As well as showcasing some of the ways in which schools, local authorities and partners have already engaged with the Games, the event will enable practitioners to access a wide range of resources and opportunities and to network with fellow professionals and partners to support their own practice.
Education Scotland is committed to supporting the aims of the Scottish Government’s Games Legacy for Scotland plan and to working in partnership with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee and the London 2012 ‘Get Set’ team, to enable a legacy for learning. London 2012, as well as being an exciting opportunity in its own right, provides Scotland with an ideal springboard for Glasgow 2014.
Click to download the draft programme
How to book
To register for this event please visit http://conta.cc/gameslegacy.
This event is free. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please contact Diane Carson on 0141 282 5172 or email email@example.com for further information.More
- December 23rd, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, International Inspirations, olympics, Paralympics, south africa
The blossoming partnership between Bucksburn Academy in Aberdeen and Senoane Secondary School in Soweto, South Africa has continued to develop. Both schools have started their Mini Olympic programme, following the positive relationships built up over the past year and a half.
At Senoane Secondary School, Soweto, South Africa their facilities have now been fully upgraded to include Basketball and Netball courts and Football pitches. Students and teachers enjoyed competing in various activities in the hot summer sun.
Meanwhile at Bucksburn Academy, S1 to S3 pupils have started competing in their own mini Olympics. Both the Football and Basketball competitions proved very exciting. So far “Scotia” house is leading the way, representing our own partnership country – South Africa
- December 22nd, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics
Well done to all the schools and colleges who managed to get their Get Set network applications before the deadline for ticketshare on Friday 16th December2011. 39% of Scottish schools and colleges applied – that’s 1070 schools who will get an allocation of free tickets for the Olympics.
However, ticketshare was only one of the many benefits of joining the Get Set Network and there is still time to take part!
Get Set offers a huge range of resources across the curriculum to support literacy, numeracy, health and well being, global citizenship, enterprise and creativity. Joining the network earns each school a certificate and wall plaque, the use of the London 2012 education logo on letterheads and as well as ideas, resources, rewards and opportunities.
For instance there is Get Set goes global - find resources here about the Olympic Truce, supporting another Olympic and Paralympic team, welcoming the world to the UK through dance, drama, music and art, and celebrating World Sport Day on 25th June 2012.More
- December 22nd, 2011
- Comments: 1 Comment Tags: : Categories Commonwealth Games, dance, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics
Education Scotland, in partnership with Creative Scotland, are offering an exciting international dance education opportunity for secondary teachers…
Scottish Continuing International Professional Development (SCIPD) Programme
Group study visit to The Hague – Dance Education
© Scottish Dance Theatre, Dancers Toby Fitzgibbons and Matthew Robinson, photo by Nicole Guarino
Education Scotland is inviting applications from secondary teaching staff for a group study visit to The Hague to explore innovative work in dance and education. This visit has been arranged in partnership with Creative Scotland, which will support the additional active participation of Dance artists from across Scotland. This professional development will support ‘Get Scotland Dancing’, increasing the capacity of teachers to teach dance, and contributing to the Games Legacy for Scotland.
Complete the application form to take part in this exciting opportunity
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The deadline for submission of an application has been extended to 13th Jan 2012 .
The Netherlands school education system has high-quality Dance education, and the visit will take place during the “Festival of Dance” which provides an opportunity to engage in practical workshops with international contemporary choreographers and view their subsequent professional performances. http://en.holland-dance.com/page/festival
It is expected that the visit to The Hague will include
- Workshop sessions with professional choreographers
- Visits to see professional performance linked to the workshops
- Visit to a local school that is delivering dance
Please note the workshop sessions are aimed at semi-professional level and the choreographers have been made aware that it is a mixed ability group. Should you have any concerns about this or health problems please do get in touch with email@example.com as options can be provided.
Travel to The Hague will be on Thursday 16th February, with four full working days in the city, followed by return to Scotland on Monday 20th February.
SCIPD funding will cover return flights to The Hague, airport to hotel transfers, and overnight hotel accommodation in the city centre on a bed and breakfast basis.
Participants will be offered a pre-visit preparatory meeting, and a post-visit meeting to support follow-up activity and encourage wider impact.
This study visit is likely to be of most relevance to education professionals in Scottish secondary schools with a leading role in Dance education.
Expected learning outcomes
Participants will have an opportunity to:
- investigate the place of Dance education in the curriculum and Dutch practice for support of teaching of Dance
- broaden their knowledge of the effectiveness of choreographer -led pedagogical approaches to teaching Dance
- share professional dialogue and insight with their hosts, with teacher colleagues in the group, and network with Scottish Dance artists.
Upon returning from the study visit, participants will be expected to:
- produce reports for Education Scotland which demonstrate the impact on their professional practice of the study visit experience
- disseminate findings, share ideas and new approaches within their own establishment and beyond
- make changes to learning and teaching practices in their own professional context.
Applicants may wish to use the experience of the study visit towards professional recognition by GTCS or simply to enhance their professional understanding and practice.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified members of Scottish school or authority staff, who should complete the The Hague group application form:
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The deadline for submission of an application has been extended from 6th to 13th Jan 2012More
- December 22nd, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories dance, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics
If you want to inspire your young people and get them engaged with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games then YDance is here to help. We offer CPD Training and Workshop Programmes that work for early years and all primary levels, from 1 to 7.
YDance CPD Training Day (Let’s Get Olympic!) – Tuesday 24 January 2012
We’re running an Olympic themed CPD day to give you the knowledge and skills to use dance to inspire your pupils and explore some of the themes of this landmark event. During the day you will learn how to use movement games, creative tasks and taught sequences to enable your pupils to create dances inspired by four areas of the Olympics and meet the dance outcomes for the Curriculum for Excellence:
- The Olympic Motto & Culture
- The Olympic Rings
- The Olympics & Sport
- The Olympic Torch
This day will give you everything you need to take straight back to school and get your pupils moving!
Cost: £60 per person (including VAT)
Venue: Dance HQ, Glasgow
To Book: Call 0141 552 7712 or email email@example.com
If you can’t come to us then we’re happy to come to you – find out more on the website!
YDance Olympic Workshop Programmes
We are offering 4 different workshop programmes that can be adapted for all levels, from primary 4 to S3. You can choose from the following areas:
- The Olympic Motto & Culture
- The Olympic Rings
- The Olympics & Sport
- The Olympic Torch
Cost: £50 per hour for a tutor to work with one class (approx £1.60 per pupil)
Offer: Book in 5 or more workshops and get 10% off e.g. 5 workshops – £250 with offer only £225
*Please note that costs are exclusive of VAT & travel
A Bit About YDance
YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) is the National Dance Agency for children and young people in Scotland. We are committed to encouraging young people aged 3 to 21 to get active and realise their potential as individuals through dance and work in partnership with a range of agencies to make that happen. Working with a number of different organisations, including the Scottish Government Health Department, Creative Scotland, SportScotland and many Local Authorities, we address a range of objects like creativity, artistic development, increasing physical activity, improving health, personal and social development. We are here to help support delivery of the Curriculum For Excellence and provide a range of CPD, interactive educational resources and workshop programmes to help achieve a wide range of single subject and interdisciplinary outcomes and experiences.
To find out how we can help and support you with other areas of the Curriculum For Excellence please have a look at our website or give us a call – 0141 552 7712.More