Schools participate as part of day-to-day curriculum and through events and multi-school projects. 46 pupils from nine schools wrote and recorded a song “Let the Games Begin”, endorsed by UNICEF as their Official Anthem for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The success of the song led to an invitation to sing at a concert on the opening night of the Games and at 10 Downing Street. During their visit to London, the pupils also performed at The Hard Rock Cafe, The House of Lords, St James’ Palace, and UNICEF’s Headquarters. Recently, Lord Puttnam, legendary film maker, whose credits include Chariots of Fire, visited Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire to meet pupils who had been working with Celtic FC Foundation on a Creative Arts project. The project engages 10 school teams from the East End of Glasgow each building an App with a musical theme, and which has a community benefit, over the 2014/15 school year. There are 10 Learning Communities in the area. Typically a Learning Community will consist of a Secondary School, four to six feeder Primary Schools and a number of Assisted Learning Schools. The project seeks to make a meaningful difference to young people’s aspirations and destinations through engaging the very best of talent directly with the schools and linking the engagement to outcomes in employment and further education. The iconic nature of digital and music will help develop skills and success will be synonymous with education for pupils and parents.
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