About Game On Scotland

What is Game On Scotland?

Game on Scotland is the official education programme of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and its legacy. It aims to provide inspiration and learning and teaching opportunities related to Games Legacy and other momentous events happening throughout Scotland in the coming years.

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Who is Game On Scotland for?

Game On Scotland supports teachers, school leaders and education managers in creating stimulating learning experiences for young people from 3-18 using the Commonwealth Games as a context for learning.

What are the benefits of the website?

Game On Scotland hosts a wealth of learning and teaching resources, interactive media and background information on the Games. Using the Games as a context for learning, the website aims to help practitioners:

  • create stimulating learning experiences
  • develop learners' skills and knowledge across the curriculum
  • find and share learning and teaching ideas across a global network
  • get involved in a variety of Games-based education projects
  • explore opportunities to connect with learners, practitioners and schools across the globe.

Why sign up and get involved?

Signing up to the Game On Scotland programme provides a number of key benefits:

  • Find out about new educational resources and unique opportunities such as competition and events.
  • By joining the Game On Challenge, education establishments may be awarded the Game On Scotland plaque for innovative work when using the Games as a context for learning.

Who created Game On Scotland?

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The website has been developed by Education Scotland in partnership with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to support practitioners in their delivery of Curriculum for Excellence, the Scottish curriculum framework.

However, the materials are relevant and applicable across the Commonwealth and in any educational context. They are readily accessible and easily adaptable to suit individual circumstances and specific learning contexts.

How can I use Game On Scotland within the curriculum?

Further guidance can be found in the Curriculum information section.


Image credit: Image courtesy of Glasgow 2014

Delivering Curriculum for Excellence?

  • Curriculum information

    Using the Games as a context for learning allows for the delivery of many experiences and outcomes within CfE and provides opportunities for the development of skills for learning, life and work.