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Schools commentary competition celebrated

We take a look at some of the best entries from our competition encouraging schoolchildren to recreate the commentary from the evening Scotland qualified for UEFA EURO 2020.

Following that magical night in Serbia, we invited schools up and down the country to recreate the commentary heard in living rooms up when David Marshall made that pivotal save, sending Scotland through to their first major tournament since 1998!

Submissions to the competition were made by teachers and pupils from all corners of Scotland on Twitter using the #LearningThroughFootball hashtag. The prize awaiting the worthy winner is a commentary masterclass with the Sky Sports commentator who covered the special qualifying match, Ian Crocker.

As a key legacy project for UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow, the Learning Through Football programme has allowed Scottish primary and secondary school pupils to engage with a variety of football-themed projects to showcase the benefits that football can bring both on and off the pitch. The programme, which was developed in line with the Curriculum for Excellence, provides both resources and activity plans for schools. Exploring the world of football commentary has proved a popular hit amongst pupils and has helped them to develop their literacy skills.

With the competition winner being announced very soon, here is a look at some of the great submissions from schools across the country.

Primary four pupil Alasdair MacLeod from the Inverness Gaelic School, gave us a taste for what the occasion would have been like with Gaelic commentary. What a great job he does at building the tension!


Tomintoul School provided a range of great entries and even created their own commentary box. Here is one of their pupils in action.


Patrick from South Morningside Primary's commentary captured the releif of the nation as Marshall's save propelled Scotland to their first major tournament in over 20 years.


The pupils at Inverlochy Primary School created an action-packed clip, with three commentators capturing the euphoria of David Marshall's save!


St Vincent’s Primary School have a future commentary duo on their hands with this pair.


Young Evan Duncan from Fox Covert Primary captured the passion of the nation felt in that moment! 


Finally, the pupils at Raigmore Primary School added some additional style to their commentary with a performance from some cheerleaders.


Thank you to everyone who entered. We were blown away by the level of creativity and the high standard of commentary in the submissions. We can’t wait to announce the winner in the coming days - keep an eye out for the announcement! 


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Find out about the launch of our commentary competition here.

Visit our Learning Through Football section to download your free teaching resources linked to EURO 2020! 

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