Smiles as wide as the Clyde as Commonwealth Games mascot comes to Bearsden

Photograph Roberto Cavieres'St Andrew's PS'2014 Mascot Visit'Head Teacher Jim Kerr, Councillor Rhondda Geekie, pupils Michael and James Ojo'26/8/13'Pic: Roberto cavieres

Photograph Roberto Cavieres'St Andrew's PS'2014 Mascot Visit'Head Teacher Jim Kerr, Councillor Rhondda Geekie, pupils Michael and James Ojo'26/8/13'Pic: Roberto cavieres

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Thistle do nicely - Clyde, the official Glasgow 2014 Commonweath Games mascot, visited St Andrew’s Primary in Bearsden as tickets for the event went on sale.

He was joined by Double Gold medal-winning swimmer David Carry and Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, Susan Egelstaff. During the visit, the athletes gave pupils an insight into the world-class event coming to Glasgow next summer.

The schoolchildren were introduced to the 17 sports of the Commonwealth Games by Clyde, as well as being given a personal insight from both David and Susan into what it takes to become a sporting champion and what it means to compete for Scotland at a Commonwealth Games.

Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, Rhondda Geekie, said: “We were delighted to welcome Clyde, David and Susan to St. Andrew’s Primary School.

“It was great fun and the young people learned a lot about the sporting events held at the Commonwealth Games and what it means for athletes to compete in such a prestigious event in their home country.

“Having enjoyed watching some of the world’s most celebrated athletes at the London Olympics on television last year, we are all excited about having the opportunity to buy tickets for events at next year’s Commonwealth Games.”