February 2024

The World School Games 2024 saw schools from across the globe showcase their talents in athletics, swimming, and football in the U11, U13, and U15 age groups as students returned to Dubai for the flagship event in the World School Games Event Series. The highly anticipated opening ceremony marked the commencement of the festivities, setting the stage for an exhilarating three days of sport. The special guest for the morning was Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Eilish McColgan, who addressed athletes, coaches and spectators before competition got underway and shared her story of hard work and determination. The Commonwealth Games champion and Team GB athlete’s words resonated with the young athletes, offering motivation and encouragement as they embarked on their journey of competition. As with any World School Games event, there was a welcome appearance from Atlas the Eagle – who showed off some impressive dance moves on the Dubai track – before the