What are the conferences?
Young people who take part in the Lead 2014 programme will attend one of seven regional conferences held at universities across the country. These conferences underpin the plan to develop a pathway for young people to volunteer in sport.
Secondary schools are invited to select a team of up to eight young leaders to attend the conference, which will be focused on developing leadership and volunteering skills.
During the conference, university students will lead a workshop for these young people, who will learn event management skills enabling them to organise and deliver Commonwealth Games-themed sport festivals within their own school community.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who are the conferences for?
The conferences are for young people (14+ years) who attend a secondary school in Scotland. The inclusion of all young people is a priority.
The conferences are closely linked to existing leadership work in schools and help support Sports Leaders UK Awards. They may also contribute towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award qualification, and have been designed to support outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence.
A parallel workshop is offered to all teachers, Active Schools coordinators and leaders accompanying young people to this event.
Pupils should be selected based on their leadership potential rather than their sporting ability, although an interest in sport and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is preferred.
Where and when will the conferences take place?
The next venues and dates are confirmed as:
University of Inverness
Inverness College, Longman Site, Inverness IV1 1SA
Robert Gordon University
RGU Sport, Aberdeen AB10 7GE
University of Strathclyde
Centre for Sport and Recreation, 347 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G1 2TB
University of St Andrews
Sports Centre, St Leonard’s Road, St Andrews KY16 9DY
University of Stirling
Gannochy Sports Centre, Stirling FK9 4LA
University of Edinburgh
St Leonard’s Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
University of West of Scotland
Hamilton Campus, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0JB