Pupils get a visit from Clyde

Commonwealth Games mascot Clyde meets pupils at Airth Primary

Commonwealth Games mascot Clyde meets pupils at Airth Primary

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Commonwealth Games mascot Clyde popped in to wow the children at Airth Primary School recently.

The school was honoured with a visit from the famous figure after winning an online competition about how pupils in Scotland were preparing for Glasgow 2014.

Clyde had the youngsters dancing and singing, building up the anticipation for the summer event.

Head teacher Julie McKenna said: “It was a fantastic experience to have Clyde come to the school.

“It was very emotional for all of us because it was such a nice thing to happen. Clyde doesn’t visit every school, and the children really had a ball.”

The youngsters at the school are already preparing for the Commonwealth Games in lots of different ways, using the curriculum and the Going for Glasgow project.

They are trying out sports like tae kwon-do and shooting as well as taking tips from golf and gymnastics professionals who have visited the school.

Mrs McKenna added: “Many of the children are looking at different Commonwealth countries and comparing them to Scotland.

“In the nursery, they are looking at the Bahamas, P2 to P4 are studying Australia and P6 and P7 are on Trinidad and Tobago.

“It’s all about giving them the real Commonwealth experience.”