Schools’ legacy to summer of sport is in a class of its own

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First class – that’s the verdict of the role played by East Dunbartonshire schools in this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

A new publication, Our Games Our Legacy, details the work carried out by schools in the run-up to the arrival of 
the Queen’s Baton relay in the area, as well as the Games themselves.

It has been produced jointly by East Dunbartonshire Council, the Leisure and Culture Trust, and Active Schools.

Pictures and stories provide a snapshot of the activities of all 36 primary schools and Additional Support Needs schools were given the chance to showcase their achievements in their own individual book.

Copies have been distributed to schools and are also available in Council and Trust offices, libraries, leisure centres and to download on

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “This joint project between the Council and Trust has been a great success and is a fitting record of the good work taking place within our schools in the lead-up to the Games.

“The project demonstrates how the Games have inspired not only sporting participation in schools, but have also been a vehicle for learning within the curriculum.

“Our Games Our Legacy” provides a lasting record of the importance of the Games to local communities.”