Stonelaw gift brings it on!
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