On 8th May St Mary’s Episcopal Primary School got a chance to meet Commonwealth Clyde! Following a special Commonwealth Assembly run by the Pupil Council, Clyde, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth mascot, popped in for a visit. Clyde was accompanied by two people named Izzy and Fraser.
At the start Fraser showed the whole school a video about Clyde’s story. Clyde’s story is also in a book called ‘Captain Bristles’ Thistle’ which Clyde kindly gave to our nursery class (it was even signed by Clyde!) What the story didn’t tell us was how naughty Clyde could be – he was very mischievous during his time at our school.
After the video we played a quick game and that game was GUESS THE SPORT?? Clyde would show us a sport and we had to guess what sport Clyde was demonstrating. There was Swimming, Diving and Cycling; Everyone of us guessed correctly.
Then we got told about the Queen’s Baton Relay! The Queens Baton Relay is a baton that gets passed around all the Commonwealth countries. The exciting thing is that our head teacher Mrs White is being allowed to run with the baton…AGAIN! She also ran with the Olympic Torch! She is going to be running with it in the Stirling area in the Summer.
Before the end of the presentation, Clyde also handed out certificates to some hard-working pupils in the school. These included children who had participated in the Inspire>Aspire poster competition. He also awarded the school a ‘Game On Scotland’ plaque to say well done for all our hard work leading up to the Commonwealth Games. We all got a whole school picture with the mascot Clyde before he had to rush off to another school. We all feel really lucky to have met Clyde and are looking forward to the Commonwealth Games even more than we were before.
By Victoria (P6)