Be a Sport for UNICEF

Photo of African boy for Be a Sport for UNICEF

This summer, thousands of athletes from around the Commonwealth will come together in Glasgow to compete and, hopefully come first.

And this year, the athletes on the podium won’t be the only winners.

UNICEF and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have joined together to Put Children First – saving and changing children’s lives in Scotland and throughout the Commonwealth. The Games will be a spectacular moment for sport and together we can make it life-changing for children in Scotland and in every Commonwealth country. But we can’t do it without your help.

Whether you’re looking for ideas to give your school sports day a Commonwealth theme or want to run a special fundraising event, it’s all covered in a fantastic new pack. It contains lots of inspirational ideas, including some traditional games from across the Commonwealth, Sports day resources and classroom activities, register your school to get your Be a Sport pack.

By raising money at your Be a Sport event you can help protect children from poverty, disease and exploitation. It will help them grow up healthy and safe and give them the chance to take part in sport, many for the first time.

Find out about UNICEF’s groundbreaking partnership and how you can get involved. They’d love to hear what you’re planning so do get in touch and share your pictures.

Video: Let the Games Begin - St Mungo's Academy Learning Community

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East 40, children from schools in the East End of Glasgow released 'Let the Games Begin', a single in aid of UNICEF, to celebrate the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The song is available for download from iTunes