The Grand Match (clip)
Curling on Scotland's only lake
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The 38th Grand Match of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club held on the frozen Lake of Menteith in 1979.
Questions & Activities
- How many different winter sports can you think of?
- Which countries have won Olympic Gold in curling?
- What safety risks might this game involve?
- How does the film use interesting camera shots to enhance the mood?
- When do you think this film was made and why?
History / PE: Find out more about the Bonspiel. When did the lake last freeze over?
History / Modern Studies: Find out who Cunninghame Graham was and what his connection to the Lake of Menteith?
Social History / Health and Wellbeing: Invent a new crazy game which 'only the Scots could have invented'!
PE / Media Studies: Import the film into editing software. Create a 15-20 second trailer to get people interested in playing curling - be creative with music and voiceover.
English: Write a voiceover from the point of view of a curling stone.
English: Show freeze frames of 3-4 of the different characters and write mini-biographies for them.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||Health and Wellbeing, Modern Studies, Geography, English|
|Who||Films of Scotland and The Scottish Film Production Trust (sponsor), Jon Schorstein (director), The Scottish Film Production Trust (production company)|
|Where||Lake Menteith, Aberfoyle|