Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Falkirk East MSP, Angus MacDonald has welcomed the announcement that Larbert High School and Stenhousemuir Primary School will join the whole of Scotland in celebrating this year’s Commonwealth Games, thanks to the latest National Lottery grants announced today (14 January) from the Celebrate programme.

Larbert High School has received a £7,250 award from the Celebrate programme. The school will run a series of arts, science, social study and history learning activities planned out by an Event Producer, film makers, photographers and artists who will work with 500 secondary school pupils.

Stenhousemuir Primary School receives £9,625 for a photography project that will inspire children to celebrate the 2014 Games in a fun and creative way. Over a six month period children aged 3 to 12, including those from Inchlair Nursery and Larbert Day Nursery, will work with an artist to photograph a range of Commonwealth Games inspired events in their area. Their work will then be shown in a public exhibition in the Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Welcomed the funding, Mr MacDonald said:

“This money will give the pupils the opportunity to mark the 2014 Commonwealth Games in ways which are meaningful to them. The 2014 Commonwealth Games is an opportunity to highlight Scotland’s important place in the world and to demonstrate how we can relate and contribute positively to other cultures.

“It’s exciting to see the variety of opportunities that are being created to engage as many people as possible to be part of Scotland’s moment to shine.”

“The Celebrate programme remains open for applications until the end of this year and we would encourage groups in all parts of Scotland to get in touch if they have ideas for activities.”

Across Scotland 22 groups are sharing in £160,610 to organise their own arts, heritage, sports and local community events which celebrate the Glasgow 2014 Games in their own unique way.

Celebrate has been developed by the Scottish Lottery Distributors Forum (SLDF) which is made up of all four Scottish Lottery Distributors, Big Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund and sportscotland. It is open to applications until the end of 2014 for celebrations of the people, places and culture of the Commonwealth and of the Games themselves.

Copyright © Angus MacDonald MSP 2017

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