WHAT A WAY TO START THE FIRST DAY OF TERM WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN’S BATON RELAY AS IT TRAVELS THROUGH WALES ON ITS LONG JOURNEY ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH TO THE GOLD COAST IN AUSTRALIA.
Christ College Brecon had the privilege of hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay as it travels through Wales as part of its epic journey across the Commonwealth.
Christ College Sixth Form pupils, Jack Stephens and Rhiannon Barber were chosen as baton holders as they welcomed the baton to the school. Jack and Rhiannon carried the baton into the start of term assembly and it was introduced to the school with a brief promotional video for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
After leaving the school assembly the baton was introduced to some very excited boys and girls from Ysgol Y Bannau, Ysgol Penmaes, Llanfaes Primary School, Mount Street School and Brecon High School. Commonwealth Games staff took great care to explain more about the baton and its journey across the world before children paraded around the sports pitches waving the banners they had lovingly crafted in school during the summer term.
Each banner represented a Commonwealth country with some very colourful variations.
Following on from this, relay races were held to reflect the spirit of the games with boys and girls from St Nicholas House, Christ College’s junior section, joining in with other boys and girls from nearby primary schools. Great fun was had by all and we were thrilled to welcome Old Breconian and former Commonwealth Games shot-putter, Ryan Spencer Jones. Ryan was accompanied by Aled Davies, Paralympian Gold medal-winner in the F42 class who is coached by Ryan.
After much fun and a great experience for all involved, the baton was led away to continue it’s journey through mid-Wales ending up in Mold this evening.
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