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Game On Scotland

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Connected What is this programme?

Game on Scotland was the official education programme for the XX Commonwealth Games.

The programme supported practitioners as they developed learning opportunities for children and young people within the context of their local community.

Connected What does the programme aim to achieve?

The programme aimed to:

  • Increase awareness of the Games as a context for learning among practitioners;
  • Increase the ability of children and young people to link and apply different kinds of learning in new situations; and
  • Increase children and young people’s knowledge and understanding of the world and Scotland’s place in it.

Connected Where is the programme taking place?

Online, via the Game On Scotland website. The programme was open to all schools across Scotland, the Commonwealth and internationally.

Connected Who is delivering this programme?

Game On Scotland had been developed as a collaboration between the Scottish Government, Education Scotland, Glasgow 2014 and Glasgow City Council.

Connected When is this programme going to be finished?

The legacy from Game On Scotland was developed in a number of ways to ensure the successful approaches from the official Games education programme continued to be built on into 2015 and beyond.

The Game On Scotland website has now been reconfigured to ensure relevant Games information remains easily accessible. Learning resources have been redistributed across the Education Scotland website to ensure practitioners continue to have easy access to them. Successful approaches to learning, developed through Game On Scotland, are now being used across different curriculum areas and themes for learning, such as Learning for Sustainability.

Connected What has the programme achieved so far?

Through the evaluation of the Game On Scotland programme, we know that:

  • over 250,000 children and young people in Scotland and 1 million worldwide took part in the programme;
  • 1,163 schools and organisations registered a Game On Challenge, including 894 from schools in Scotland;
  • 690 Game On Scotland Plaques were awarded, 528 of these to schools in Scotland; and
  • the Game On Scotland website had over 470,000 users, accounting for around 2.5 million page views and 46,000 downloads.
  • schools and organisations successfully engaged children and young people in a range of learning opportunities across the curriculum;
  • support materials available through the website enabled practitioners to successfully use a range of learning and teaching approaches;
  • practitioner-designed learning experiences reflected the needs of local communities and often involved partnership working; and
  • many projects featured international links.


A report on this programme is available here.

The information on this site is now closed to further updates and is for reference purposes only.


Page last updated July, 2015