Meet Clyde - the cuddly Commonwealth mascot


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Script to introduce the film

This is a BBC Scotland film about the unveiling of the new 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games mascot, Clyde.

The mascot has been named after the river which flows through the host city. It was created by 12-year-old Beth, whose design won a UK-wide competition.

The Commonwealth Games are held every four years, and the next one will be held in Glasgow in 2014.

Show film and use the discussion prompts afterwards.

'Thistle man', the cuddly Commonwealth mascot

What do you think of the new Commonwealth Games mascot?

The Commonwealth

  • The Commonwealth is a family of developed and developing nations
  • The Commonwealth's two billion people make up 30% of the world's population
  • The Commonwealth Games began in 1930 and are held every four years

What do you know about Scotland? Do you think the mascot represents Scotland well?

Would you like to design a mascot? What would your mascot look like?

Why do you think mascots are created?

Are you looking forward to seeing the Commonwealth Games? Do you feel the same way about the Commonwealth Games as you did about the Olympics?

What do you know about the history of the Commonwealth?

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