Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Commonwealth Games Facts

1. What were the first team sports played at the Commonwealth Games? Athletics, Aquatics (Swimming & Diving), Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Rowing, and Wrestling

2. What is the Commonwealth Games Motto?

3. Who is the patron Saint of Scotland?
Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Greece and Russia and was Christ's first disciple. St. Andrew was one of the Twelve Apostles (disciples of Jesus) and brother of Simon Peter (Saint Peter). He was a fisherman by trade, who lived in Galilee (in present-day Israel.)

4. Who are the famous Scots?
Robert The Bruce
Robert Burns
William Wallace

Robert The Bruce.............

Robert was well known as the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually taking the leadership of Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland’s place as an independent nation, and from this day on is still remembered in Scotland as a national hero.

Robert Burns

He is hugely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is well known as the best of the poets who have who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in english.

William Wallace
Sir William Wallace was born on 1270 23 August. Did you know that Sir William Wallce defeated a English army at the Battle of string Bridge in September 1297. He was a  appointed Guardian of Scotland serving until his defeat at the BAttle of Falkirkin July 1298 in August 1305.

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