27th May 2014

EXCITEMENT about the Commonwealth Games is growing at Bridge of Earn's Kilgraston School.


As the Glasgow Games get nearer, girls at Kilgraston’s Prep School have been working on a special Commonwealth project as part of their regular House Challenges.


Head of Prep Kathryn Ebrahim at the Sacred Heart school explained: “The girls team up in their Houses - Osprey, Ptarmigan and Capercaillie - to undertake a particular task. This year, because of the Games, the theme is The Commonwealth and one of the nice things about the Challenge is that it involves all our girls from age six to eleven working together in groups."


The girls have also been inspired to find out more about the Commonwealth after two fellow pupils Helen Gloistein and Sarah Anderson and Director of Sport Pauline Stott were selected as Baton Bearers in the Queen’s Baton Relay.


Their studies include teaming up to learn about the fifty-three countries that make up the Commonwealth, and the history of where the games have taken place before coming to Scotland this summer.


They've also been learning where the games have been hosted previously and then made labels and flags to identify each country on the map.


And using their iPads they have researched member countries to find out what their flags look like.


Mrs Ebrahim added: “Excitement about the Games is definitely growing here at Kilgraston. As well as offering a wonderful sporting spectacle, they have inspired our girls to find out more about the many countries that comprise the Commonwealth - from Botswana to Barbados, from Canada to Cameroon.”


May 14, 2014


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