Gold Coast students colour their way to GC2018 Opening Ceremony rehearsal

FIVE hundred lucky Gold Coast school students have been given the chance to attend the rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony of next year’s Commonwealth Games.

Students will need to complete a colouring-in of popular games mascot Borobi and submit it online to go in the draw for their chance at the once in a lifetime opportunity.

Borobi will be visiting schools across the coast over the next two and a half months to hand out the colouring sheets and encourage students to take part in the competition.


The Opening Ceremony will be broadcast to millions of people around the world in 217 days, on 4 April 2018.

Speaking at Trinity Lutheran College at Ashmore, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) CEO, Mark Peters said the colouring-in competition was a fantastic opportunity for kids across the Coast.

“The colouring in competition is a fantastic opportunity for Gold Coast students to exhibit their creative side and embrace the Commonwealth Games and our popular mascot Borobi,” Mr Peters said.

“It will be an experience of a lifetime for the winning school community who will get a sneak peek of the GC2018 Opening Ceremony before millions of people across the length and breadth of the Commonwealth turn their attention to the Gold Coast the following night.

“The Schools Connect Program is an important community initiative that is playing an important role in engaging the Gold Coast with GC2018 and make everyone aware of the Commonwealth and the importance of Games which will take place here and the event cities of Cairns, Brisbane and Townsville.”

Submissions will be accepted online until 20 November.

A random draw will then be held on November 21 to choose the school whose students will get a first look at the Opening Ceremony.