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.

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'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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    Comment number 3.

    We are looking forward to seeing the Commonwealth games because they are being held in Glasgow which isn't so far for us to travel so it is more possible that we will be able to go and watch events.
    At the moment we are not as excited about the commonwealth games as we were about the Olympics and Paralympics but we think that as we start to hear more about it we will get more and more excited.
    We like the new mascot because he is very representative of Scotland. Well done Beth!

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    Comment number 2.

    We are really looking forward to the Commonwealth games in Glasgow. Some of us are going to try to go! We are just as excited about the games as we were about the Olympics!

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    Comment number 1.

    P3 think the mascot is good as it really represents Scotland and the thistle is a flower that we see often. We also liked the story that goes with Clyde and how he was able to pull his legs out of the soil to become a mascot!

    At our school we had a competition to design a mascot to represent us. Our mascot is called Moley MOL. He is a mole with a red cape, hat and shoes. We like him as he is friendly and cool. He helps us at special school occasions.


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