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Digital Commonwealth 2014

A group of S1 pupils representing each of the Houses plus a handful of P6/7s from 4 of our feeder primary schools were trained up as digital reporters by Dugald MacGilp the Secondary Schools Assessment & Development Officer for Eco-Schools & YRE Scotland. Dugald will be delivered training on the use of audio, video, blogging and social media. The aim of the project was to then have confident and skilled pupils who could then record and report on the planned Commonwealth Game events in the schools. There would also be a legacy in that these pupils could then continue to use these skills to help in their Houses/Schools long after the Commonwealth Games have finished. The theme that Dugald encouraged the pupils to explore as they took part in the project was the idea of supporting a second team. Pupils picked, researched and presented information on, another Commonwealth country to raise awareness in Dundee about other countries and to provide information to other countries about life in Dundee.

Pupils researched their second team and created PowerPoints:

Barbados Canada



Pupils recorded themselves reciting poetry from their chosen country:

India Fiji
Cyprus Barbados
South Africa 1 South Africa 1
Nigeria Namibia

Pupils recorded videos of themselves talking about Dundee these can be found at our Vimeo page

Wordle about Dundee:

Wordle on Commonwealth Games:

PowerPoint about the Gold Coast 2018 venue


PowerPoint on Vicki Bunce the Dundee Hockey player:

Pupils turned their PowerPoints into videos which can be viewd on the Vimeo page.

Young Scot Legacy Event - Our pupils were invited down to The Shore in Dundee to share their experiences of the project with others involved in different aspects of the Commonwealth Games . Pupils got a chance to offer their ideas on how to engage young people over the themed events planned in Scotland over the next four years starting with the Year of Food and Drink in 2015.