Game On at Killermont Primary School

Killermont Primary Clyde Commonwealth Games mascot visit.
Killermont Primary Clyde Commonwealth Games mascot visit.

Bearsden youngsters were thrilled to meet one of Scotland’s most iconic figures recently - Clyde the 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot.

Pupils at Killermont Primary School, Bearsden, welcomed the cheeky thistle, who is the face of the Glasgow games, to their school last Tuesday as part of their work in the lead-up to the sporting extravaganza.

Killermont is the first school in East Dunbartonshire to secure an official ‘Game On Scotland’ Plaque in recognition of their learning experiences created around the Commonwealth Games and their legacy.

They were one of only 24 schools across Scotland to receive a visit from Clyde which they secured by registering on the Game On website and detailing how the children had been learning about the Games through for example, competitions and weekly updates. P7 pupils also interviewed Mark Beaumont before he set off with the Queen’s Baton, as part of the BBC News School Report scheme.

Headteacher Elspeth Smith said: “It all went very well indeed. Clyde was excellent and the children really enjoyed his visit.

“Using the Games as a context for learning has allowed us to deliver many experiences and outcomes within Curriculum for Excellence.

“It has also provided opportunities for the development of skills for learning, life and work.

“We’re all looking forward to the Commonwealth Games taking place right on our doorstep - it’s going to be an exciting opportunity for sports and learning for all.”

Councillor Eric Gotts, convener of education, congratulated the schoo’s achievement.