St Aloysius’ College and the 'Friendly' Games
Former pupils of St Aloysius College in Glasgow were among the performers at the official Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Old Aloysians Michael Scanlon and Andrew Kearney from the Class of 2012 sang in front of the world as part of the National Youth Choir of Scotland in the event at Celtic Park.
Members of the St Aloysius community had also been involved as bearers of the Queen’s Baton as it concluded its journey to the Games in Scotland. Elizabeth Sturrock, the College’s Assistant Head of S6 and teacher of Physical Education (pictured below), was selected to carry the baton through her home town of Alness in the Highlands of Scotland to celebrate her success with Scotland's National Hockey team.
Emma Canning of S5 was also selected as one of the Queen’s Baton Bearers when it passed through the streets of Glasgow near the College in the heart of the City. She was nominated by her teachers at the Jesuit college as a result of her on-going success in Athletics where she has won a number of Scottish Schools events and captained Scotland at international level.
The spectacular opening ceremony was watched by a stadium audience of 40,000 and television viewers of an estimated 1 billion in 71 Commonwealth nations and territories.