Grove Academy pupils launched their hopes and dreams sky high this week at a special event on global citizenship.
The S1 pupils were taking part in the ‘Inspire>Aspire: Global Citizens in the Making’ programme run by Character Scotland which aims to support the development of character and values in young people.
The chief executive of Character Scotland, David Lorimer, explained the purpose behind the project.
He said: “What we’re trying to help you to do is we are trying to make a difference to you, by doing the project and to help you make a difference to others and to make a difference with your life which is very important.”
Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, highlighted the opportunity presented by Glasgow 2014 to the project.
She said: “It will help you establish partnerships with other young people from around the Commonwealth.
“It will help your personal development and help you discover who you are, through learning about the values of the Commonwealth.”
Keynote speaker Olympic medallist Liz McColgan spoke of the inspiration her Harrier coach gave her. She said: “He was the first person in my life who actually told me that I could do something and be good at something and I just grasped onto it.
“It was enough to inspire me beyond my wildest dreams, I never thought outside the box because I always played safe.”