Winners of five tickets to the 2014 Games closing ceremony, Lochgelly High School in Fife, has been telling us how their Celebrate award has made a difference to those pupils with additional support needs. With an award of £7,950, Lochgelly High School has joined with other Fife schools on the Count Us In project which has given pupils the opportunity to participate in the Commonwealth Games.
Together the young people have made a special DVD celebrating the rich culture of specific Commonwealth countries. On 18 June an event at Michael Woods Sports Centre in Glenrothes also brought pupils with additional support needs together to take part in a special track and field athletics event. For many pupils it was their first visit to the new facility and a chance to wear specially commissioned t-shirts as they represented their adopted Commonwealth Country.
Pamela Robson, teacher at one of the participating schools, Balwearie High School, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win the closing ceremony tickets! Our kids are so excited to be part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games celebrations. The children attending have contributed so much to sport in their school and community, so this will show them what they could achieve if they keep going. This is a brilliant opportunity and we are thrilled to be the winners. Thank you.”