SCHOOLCHILDREN across Glasgow are getting the chance to test out the Commonwealth Games venues.

A total of 14 schools are visiting the world-class arenas to take part in coaching sessions to learn about the 17 sports being showcased at Glasgow 2014.

And they also get the chance to try out special Games-themed interactive sessions at their local library.

Primary six and seven pupils from Eastmuir School were among the first to take part, trying out badminton, table tennis and athletics at Scotstoun Sports Campus.

A competition to win the chance to be involved was organised by Glasgow Sport, Glasgow Libraries & Education and Class Connections.

Every school in the city was invited to submit a piece of creative writing based on the topic Our School, Our City, Our Games'.

Eastmuir Primary impressed the judges with their piece, which argued the Games would encourage people to try new sports, be more healthy and have pride in their city.

Councillor Archie Graham, chairman of Glasgow Life and spokesman for the Commonwealth Games, said: "This competition has been a fantastic opportunity for children to get to see Glasgow Life's world-class facilities that are being used for the Glasgow 2014 Games."