City kids learn all about our united nations

GLASGOW schoolchildren got together to learn about the Commonwealth.

Loading Comments
Glasgow schoolchildren gathered at the SECC to learn about the Commonwealth
Glasgow schoolchildren gathered at the SECC to learn about the Commonwealth

More than 100 pupils, aged five to 17 from Calderglen High, Carmunnock Primary, St Albert's Primary, St Anne Primary, St Primary School and St Thomas Aquinas Secondary took part, while Scotland-based young journalists from the Future News programme reported on the day.

Commonwealth Class is a collaboration between the BBC, the British Council and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

It aims to connect young people from across the Commonwealth, and helps them to share their experiences and learn about Commonwealth values ahead of the Games in Glasgow this summer.

More than 100,000 schools, 300,000 teachers and 17 million young people across the Commonwealth will use themed learning resources to take part in BBC online deb­ates, competitions and work on collaborative projects.

Schools can sign up to the scheme at and find out more about lesson plans and the online debates.

June Watters, depute head teacher at Calderglen High School, said: "Participating in the various opportunities offered through Commonwealth Class has provided an enriching educational experience."


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.