Designing ways add to fun concept of Games

Winning artists (left to right) Lauren Brady, Talia Reid, Emily Macfarlane, and Rachel Hughes.
Winning artists (left to right) Lauren Brady, Talia Reid, Emily Macfarlane, and Rachel Hughes.

Four Motherwell pupils have already taken Commonwealth Games honours and the 2014 Glasgow Games haven’t yet opened!

St Bernadette Primary pupils Lauren Brady (7), Talia Reid (8), Emily Macfarlane (10) and Rachel Hughes (8) had great designs on their mind when they entered a poster competition open to school children all over Scotland.

Now the posters produced by the St Bernadette pupils will hang in bedrooms at the Games Athletes Village.

Each artist has included contact details on the front of their posters and the hope is that the athletes will send an e-mail to thank them for their work and may even photograph themselves beside the posters and take the snap home as a memento of the Games. Athletes and team officials will also be encouraged to take the posters home with them after the Games.

Around 9,000 brightly coloured posters have been produced by Scottish schoolchildren as part of Game on Scotland to encourage young people to engage with the Games. The theme for the posters was around the 17 sports.

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg said: “Young people are front and centre of our Games and to have this unique collection of artwork hanging on the walls throughout the Athletes’ Village as a message of welcome is a fantastic reminder of that.

“This bit of detail will make the Village a real home from home and provide its residents with a great souvenir from their Glasgow 2014 experience.”

Shona Robinson, Cabinet Secretary for sport and Commonwealth Games, added: “This artwork project has engaged thousands of young people across Scotland, giving them a unique exciting opportunity to be at the heart of the Games, providing a colourful personal welcome for the many athletes who will be making Scotland their home.”