2014 Games’ Lego-cy building up

Pupils with their lego Commonwealth project.
Pupils with their lego Commonwealth project.

Excited pupils built up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games by celebrating Legacy Week... with a Lego-cy of their very own.

The Glasgow Games have been a perfect fit for youngsters at Lenzie Primary School, who worked together to build a replica of the Commonwealth Village using Lego.

It was just one of the events taking place across the district during national Legacy Week (June 9-13), showcasing some of the superb work taking place around the Games.

The Lenzie school teamed up with Primary Workshops to stage the Lego-cy event - paid for by the school’s PTA - with nearly 230 pupils given access to 100,000 Lego bricks.

Imaginative youngsters - from nursery up to P7 - created athlete accommodation, venues, streets, vehicles, landscaping and more.

Principal teacher Lesley Gordon said: “The children were really engaged in the project - displaying dedication, imagination and teamwork. We were all very impressed with the end result.

“Thanks to the PTA for funding the activity and to Primary Workshops for coming in.”

East Dunbartonshire Council’s Legacy Group has been working in the run-up to the Games to ensure the area benefits - now and in the future. The aim is to boost business and employment opportunities, encourage people to get more active, help build education and cultural links, and support the environment.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “The Commonwealth Games will be a spectacular display of world-class sporting success, but it’s not just about the elite athletes, this is a golden opportunity for Scotland and East Dunbartonshire.

“The council is determined to reap the Legacy benefits now and in years to come. During the Games we hope a large number of people will stay, visit and shop in East Dunbartonshire.”

“Looking to the future we hope to forge long-lasting links with friends in the Commonwealth and build on the unique educational, cultural and economic opportunities provided by the Games and their Legacy.”

Councillor Geekie added, “I would like to pay tribute to all the council officers who have been working with our partners at Glasgow 2014 to realise a long-lasting Legacy from the Games.”