14 October 2010
Nine GCU students had the experience of a lifetime this week when they participated in the Delhi Flag Handover Ceremony ceremony at the Commonwealth Games.
Four students - Danielle Borrett, Gemma Hammond, Keri McDonald, and Sophia Wiederman - were part of the 340 strong cast who performed a dance routine at the closing ceremony yesterday, while four BA (Hons) Entertainment and Events Management students - Cheryl Galbraith, Jade Gallagher, Martin Malone and Gemma Porter - and Sports Management student Alison McArthur gained coveted work experience as Cast and Project Coordinators for the event.
Senior Events lecturer Dr David McGillivray says, "We are delighted that so many students from our Entertainment and Events Management and Sport and Active Lifestyles Promotion courses had the opportunity to represent Glasgow, and Scotland. That GCU was one of only two HEIs offered internships for the Delhi Flag Handover Ceremony is also a testament to the work of the teaching staff in developing long standing relationships with our industry partners. Ultimately, it is a wonderful vote of confidence in our students and their capabilities. They are an inspiration to staff and fellow students and we look forward to their return next week when they will share their stories with us all.”
Performers from across Scotland travelled to Delhi to be part of the creative performance that showcased Scotland’s heritage and history, introducing the Glasgow 2014 brand.
Keep up to date with the Games.