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Schools' Baton comes to Cardinal Winning

In order to inspire and raise awareness of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow schools will mirror the Queen's Baton Relay with their very own Schools Baton Relay.

On Monday the 17th of February, St Anne's Primary pupils passed the baton to Kevin Kelly, Cardinal Winning Secondary's Head Boy, while the staff and pupils cheered them on. Mrs Morrisson played bagpipes and Mr McEwan dressed in a kilt carried the Scottish flag ahead of the procession. Mr McDonald was delighted with the pupils' response and levels of enthusiasm for the event.

Glasgow Schools Baton was designed by
Liam Doherty from St Andrew’s Secondary School.

The Schools’ Baton will contain a message to the young people of Glasgow from The Lord Provost, Councillor Sadie Docherty. With the help of Active Schools Co-ordinators, the baton will travel to 70 education establishments where there is a Commonwealth Twinning Project.

Host schools are responsible with the help of Active School Co-ordinators to make sure the baton arrives at the next school on the allocated date. All routes have been risk assessed and
distances have been calculated.

The Schools Baton will travel in excess of 200 miles around the city between Friday 11 October 2013 and Friday 13 June 2014.