Find out about previous Aberdeen Youth Games projects.

AYG logo design

Steven Bremner, a Graduate-in-Residence at Gray’s School of Art, designed the AYG logo. It is inspired by a running track, and includes colours which represent the two main partners: purple for RGU and red for Sport Aberdeen.

AYG Baton Design Competition

Participating primary schools submitted designs for the AYG baton. Pupils who submitted the top 10 designs were then invited to participate in an exciting workshop at Gray’s School of Art which saw them create 3D models of their 2D designs with the help of students. The winning design, by Reece Carson from Braehead Primary School, was then manufactured by a Gray’s student.

AYG Baton Relay

The AYG baton visited all 36 participating primary schools during a four week tour of the city. Pupils participated in a range of sporting activities to celebrate the arrival of the baton at their school, and in some cases transported the baton to the next school by running, cycling, or even forming a human chain.

Sports coaching

35 Applied Sports and Exercise Science students received training in badminton, athletics and netball, and then delivered coaching in 36 primary schools across Aberdeen. They also delivered educational workshops relating to citizenship and the Commonwealth games.

AYG Festival of Sport

1000 pupils from 24 participating primary schools attended a large festival of sport at Aberdeen Sports Village. They represented a Commonwealth country during an opening ceremony, in which they paraded around the running track waving flags and singing songs. During the day they participated in badminton, netball, athletics, rugby and table tennis, observed demonstrations in boxing and weightlifting, took part in sport science fitness testing as well as an interactive exhibition about the science behind sport.