Athletic art competition

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BUCHAN school pupils are being urged to showcase their artistic talents to the world by creating Games-inspired artwork for the Athletes’ Village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

This unique opportunity was announced today at the launch of Game On Scotland, the official education programme for the Games.

Using the Games and its 17 sports as creative inspiration, primary and secondary pupils will be challenged to come up with 6,500 pieces of artwork to decorate bedrooms in the Athletes’ Village where the athletes and officials from across the Commonwealth will be staying. The winning designs will be gifted to the visitors as a memento of their time in Scotland, and athletes will be encouraged to send a note expressing their personal thanks back to the young artists. Schools can apply only by registering at www.gameonscotland.org. Competition packs will be issued in August with winning entries announced in early 2014.