Schools will ‘Celebrate’ Games

Mascot Clyde
Mascot Clyde

With the Commonwealth Games fast approaching, secondary school pupils from across Angus will take part in a sporting festival with a twist, thanks to a Celebrate award of £10,000 awarded to Angus Council.

Each school in the county has chosen a country which they will represent in the Commonwealth Games Challenge and will create their own team strip to wear.

After weeks of competing, the winning pupils will be presented with their medals by local athletes who will be competing in the 2014 Games.

Celebrate provides Scottish groups with National Lottery funding to organise their own arts, heritage, sports and local community celebrations in the run up to 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Big Lottery Fund Scotland chair, Maureen McGinn said: “There is still time for local groups to apply for Celebrate funding if they want to hold an event before, or during, the 2014 Games.

“From celebratory parades and community concerts to school sporting festivals and art workshops, today’s successful groups show the range of events which Celebrate can fund.

“I am delighted that groups from across Scotland are doing so much to capture the spirit of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. It would be excellent to keep this momentum building over the coming months and I encourage local groups to come forward with their ideas for activities.”