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Inspiring schools and Legacy Ticket beneficiaries announced at Scottish Education Awards

Education Scotland yesterday unveiled the winner and finalists of the Commonwealth Games Legacy accolade at the Scottish Education Awards.

The Commonwealth Games Legacy  category recognises learning environments that have developed opportunities for pupils to be involved in developing global citizenship around Commonwealth Games programmes.

In recognition of their inspirational work in embedding Glasgow 2014 and its legacy across the curriculum and beyond, winner Cardinal Winning Secondary School (Glasgow) and finalists Bonnybridge Primary (Falkirk), Trinity High School (Rutherglen) and Stonelaw High School (Glasgow) will be gifted with Legacy Tickets for the Commonwealth Games.

Earlier this year, it was announced by Cabinet Secretary Shona Robison that tickets for the Commonwealth Games will be used to say ‘thank you’ to individuals and groups involved in Legacy 2014 programmes, with key partners, including Education Scotland, working to identify beneficiaries.

Education Scotland - in partnership with Scottish Government, the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, and Glasgow City Council - developed ‘Game On Scotland’, the official education programme of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and its legacy.

The finalists will join around 100 other schools in Scotland in receiving Legacy Tickets through their participation with Game On Scotland.

Cabinet Secretary for Education Michael Russell, who presented the award, said:

“I would like to offer my congratulations to all the award winners. The Commonwealth Games will be a fantastic sporting spectacle which will inspire young people throughout Scotland and I’m pleased to see examples of how schools and pupils have been so enthusiastic and getting involved in Games related activities through the Game On Scotland programme. I’m sure those who have won Legacy Tickets will have a fantastic time at the events.”

Marcia Mackay, S5 pupil from Cardinal Winning Secondary School, said “These tickets give us a fantastic opportunity to crown our Commonwealth events across the school.  We are very proud to win the award and have the chance to attend such a high profile event for Scotland”
Alison Drever, Senior Education Officer at Education Scotland, said: “We have been thrilled to see schools from all corners of the country getting behind Game On Scotland, embracing the Commonwealth Games and the legacy it will leave as a context for learning. So far, over 220,000 pupils in Scotland and over 1.5 million young people worldwide are benefitting from Game On Scotland.

“It is very fitting that our first Legacy Ticket beneficiaries should be our Commonwealth Games Legacy award winner and finalists as all are outstanding examples of how the Games can be utilised to engage young people now and in the future.”

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