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Come with us on a learning journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond.

Join in the excitement with fun, innovative, educational resources and activities to support curriculum learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities.

There are aspects of the Commonwealth Games which link to many different learning areas. The resources below have links to Science, Mathematics and Visual Arts.


Koalas - threatened species

Age range: 8-10 years

Curriculum links:
C2C Science Year 4 Unit 2 - Ready, set, grow!
C2C Visual Arts Band 5-6 - The animal within

Borobi the blue koala is the official mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. As a Koala, Borobi represents many of the threatened species in Australia. The following activities support students to research and raise awareness amongst their peers about local threatened species. It also provides information about how to create a digital multimodal presentation.

These resources can also be used as a stimulus for the Visual Arts unit The animal within. Students can investigate an animal and its environment to plan and make a sculptural artwork inspired by their researched ideas.

Science activity:Research local vulnerable and endangered species Microsoft® Word document931K

Teacher resource:Creating digital multimodal presentations Microsoft® Word document706K

Photo: Cycling Australia

Counting and comparing numbers

Age range: 7-9 years

Curriculum links: C2C Maths Year 3 Unit 4 - Counting and comparing numbers

This activity uses Commonwealth Games data to provide students with opportunities to count and compare based on concepts associated with place value.

In the activity on long jump, students may benefit from seeing how far they and their peers can jump. Students could measure and mark out the distances they can jump in the playground.

When they mark out the huge distances Commonwealth athletes can jump, it will amaze them!

Maths activity:Counting and comparing Microsoft® Word document871K

Further information

To learn more about the Commonwealth see the Events resources page on the Learning Place.

The Embracing 2018 Global Education Program is part of the Embracing our Games legacy: Queensland's legacy for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games External Link strategy developed by the Queensland Government in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast.

Schools on the Gold Coast have a unique opportunity to be involved in Gold Coast Schools Connect External Link. This engaged network keeps local schools informed, excited, enthusiastic and involved in GC2018 including opportunities to participate in the delivery of key GC2018 initiatives.

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This page was last reviewed on 20 Jun 2016 at 12:03PM

Related links

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games External Link

Embracing our Games legacy External Link

Online events - GC 2018 Commonwealth Games

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