Everything points to Glasgow 2014

Commonwealth Passport - Provost Joe Wallace with local schoolchildren
Commonwealth Passport - Provost Joe Wallace with local schoolchildren

With the February break upon us, why not spend the time collecting valuable Commonwealth Passport points?

You could earn yourself a gold medal and be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets for either the opening or closing ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Midlothian Commonwealth Passport was originally launched in June last year to encourage young people to get involved in sport in the run up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The passport scheme has now been extended to May 16 and features a range of Commonwealth and Olympic sports.

From archery and athletics to swimming and judo, the sporting passport scheme is aimed at primary four to primary seven pupils.

All sports have been awarded ten points and in true Commonwealth Games spirit, young people can win gold, silver and bronze medals.

Councillor Derek Rosie, cabinet member for sport and leisure, said: “It’s a great chance for young people to try a sport they might not be familiar with. And who wouldn’t want to win a gold medal and maybe get to the opening or closing ceremony? If I was eligible, I’d enter myself.”

More details about the passport are available on: www.activemidlothian.org.uk or talk to your active schools coordinator.