Stonelaw gift brings it on!

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime -

Stonelaw High School is now the proud owner of a unique me­mento of the Glas­gow 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games.

They re­ceived their spe­cial gift from Atos, an in­ter­na­tional leader in dig­i­tal ser­vices.

The Glas­gow 2014 or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee pro­duced a se­ries of Games pro­mo­tional street ban­ners which went on dis­play at venues around Glas­gow dur­ing the 12 days of com­pe­ti­tion in the city.

And one of those has now been pre­sented to the school as a me­mento of a pe­riod where sport in Scot­land was pro­jected onto the world stage.

Atos was a proud sup­porter of the Glas­gow 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games.

Its business tech­nol­o­gists pro­vided crit­i­cal Games man­age­ment sys­tems and Games in­for­ma­tion sys­tems to support ath­letes, of­fi­cials, spec­ta­tors, vol­un­teers and the me­dia from all over the world to de­liver a suc­cess­ful Games.

Atos also worked closely with staff and pupils at Stonelaw High School be­fore and dur­ing the Games to high­light the role played by IT in ma­jor events around the world and the company’s se­nior vice pres­i­dent in Scot­land, Gavin Thom­son, said they were de­lighted to present the school with a unique mem­ory of that suc­cess­ful re­la­tion­ship.

He said:“My team were im­pressed by the way the staff and pupils at Stonelaw High School re­sponded not only to the Games, but also to the pre­sen­ta­tions we made around our in­volve­ment and we hope the unique limited edi­tion street banner will help ev­ery­one in­volved re­mem­ber what was a spe­cial event in Glas­gow’s his­tory.

“We had a team of 60 ded­i­cated business tech­nol­o­gists work­ing be­hind the scenes on the Games in Glas­gow and the pupils were more than will­ing to learn about the in­creas­ingly im­por­tant role IT plays in de­liv­er­ing ma­jor events around the world. Hope­fully that new level of in­ter­est will help in­spire some of them to seek out a ca­reer in the in­dus­try.”

Brenda McLach­lan, Stonelaw High School head teacher, said ev­ery­one at the school was pleased to have a high pro­file re­minder of the highly suc­cess­ful Glas­gow Games.

She added:“There is no doubt the Com­mon­wealth Games was one of the high­lights of 2014 and we are grate­ful that the team at Atos not only took time out of their heavy sched­ule around the Games to come to Stonelaw High and high­light the way in which they worked with the G2014 or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee to help stage the Games, but that they have also pre­sented the school with a unique item of mem­o­ra­bilia which will be viewed with pride by ev­ery­one who sees it.”

Me­mento The new spe­cially framed banner from Atos was do­nated to Stonelaw High School and pic­tured re­ceiv­ing it are pupils (from left) Rose Sharkey, Kyle John­son, Megan Quinn, Sean Mullen, Emma Wother­spoon and David McKenna

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