Let the Games begin for all

The Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast this Spring should be the perfect springboard for schools across the country to introduce pupils to new sports and nationalities.

A total of 24 sports and subsequent gold, silver and bronze medals were contested during April ranging from athletics and badminton through to wrestling and weightlifting.

Most pupils across England and Wales will be familiar with the track and field events and sports with high profile professional platforms like; rugby, cycling and boxing. But the event presents opportunity to introduce sports like table tennis, gymnastics and lawn bowls into a school environment.

Success also breeds success and England and Wales’ combined 210 medal haul from Glasgow four years ago inspired a generation.