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Atos goes back to school for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games wrap-up

Edinburgh, 2 October 2014

Atos goes back to Duddingston Primary School in Edinburgh for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games wrap-up
International IT Services company Atos has gone back to school to highlight the way in which their technology helped support the delivery of the most successful Commonwealth Games in history at Glasgow 2014.

Senior representatives from Atos made a third visit to Duddingston Primary School in Edinburgh to reconnect with over 280 pupils from P3 to P7 following the Games, and gave them the chance to ask questions and learn more about the important work that Atos was involved in.

Atos was a proud supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Its business technologists provided critical Games Management Systems and Games Information Systems to support athletes, officials, spectators, volunteers and the media from all over the world to deliver a successful Games.

Atos Marketing Manager, Susan Ferguson took part in a chat show with several pupils from P3-P7 at the school’s assembly, where she invited them to share their thoughts and experience of the Games on stage in front of their classmates. Atos also gifted the school with their own memento of the Games – an Atos Glasgow 2014 two metre high framed street banner to hang in their school.

Susan Ferguson, Atos Marketing Manager – Scotland, said: “It was wonderful to have the chance to go back and see all the pupils at Duddingston Primary School again. The whole school has been fully engaged in Glasgow 2014 and their enthusiasm in their learning was clear to see through how much they enjoyed it. It was great to hear about their individual stories from being at the Games and all about their lasting memories from Glasgow 2014

“It is vitally important to Atos that we are able to build and develop relationships with schools and young people across the country that allow us to raise awareness of the importance of IT in business as well as supporting large scale sporting events like the Commonwealth Games.”

Karen Morris, Head Teacher at Duddingston Primary School, said: “All the pupils were really keen to hear from Atos again and the importance that technology has in facilitating an important event like the Commonwealth Games.

“Having businesses like Atos come in to the school and talk directly with the pupils makes such a difference as it provides them with some guidance and inspiration for what they may look to do in their future careers. Atos have been excellent over the year providing us with visits from Clyde the Glasgow 2014 mascot to being able to meet Team Scotland triathlete Marc Austin, who the children actively followed and supported during Games time.”

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services through Consulting & Systems Integration, Managed Operations, and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information visit : https://atos.net/en-gb