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Hockey player Holly Cram named Game on Scotland ambassador

Scottish hockey player Holly Cram
Image caption Holly Cram has amassed 140 caps for Scotland so far in her career

Scotland International hockey player Holly Cram has been named as the first ambassador for Game on Scotland.

The project aims to use the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to inspire school pupils across the curriculum.

In her role, Ms Cram will talk at events such as school assemblies, award ceremonies and prizegiving events.

The announcement was made by Commonwealth Games Minister Shona Robison at Comely Park Primary School in Falkirk.

Pupils at the school were invited to a hockey taster session led by the Scotland international, who has amassed 140 caps in her career.

The sports star, who plays for Glasgow Western hockey club, represented Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and is training with the intention of competing again in the 2014 Games.

'Incredible job'

She said: "Representing Team Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games is one of the highlights of my hockey career and to compete again at a home Games in Glasgow is a once-in-a lifetime-opportunity.

"I'm already seeing the effect and legacy impact the games is having on my home city, as well as across the whole of Scotland, and the organisers have done an incredible job so far."

The programme involves Education Scotland, the Scottish government, Glasgow 2014 and the city council.

Speaking during her visit to the school in Falkirk, Shona Robison said: "I'm delighted that Holly will join the programme as ambassador, her drive and commitment as an athlete, makes her a great role model to inspire pupils and teachers alike.

"As well as her outstanding sporting achievements, she can talk knowledgably and credibly about achievement and attainment to inspire our young people."

Comely Park Primary School in Falkirk was awarded the second Game on Scotland plaque for its plans to focus on global citizenship, health and wellbeing through engaging with the Commonwealth Games.

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