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North Berwick High School inspires with baton relay project

Claire Parry, Sport and physical activity coordinator

Blog / Education / Culture
From East Lothian to Jamaica, North Berwick High School is using the baton relay to motivate pupils to learn about their place in the world.

North Berwick High School is using the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to inspire school pupils of all ages from East Lothain to connect with schools in the rest of the Commonwealth. With the Queen’s Baton Relay as a focus, the project encourages school children from across the Commonwealth to connect with each other and learn about their cultures.

This week Athelstaneford Primary School in East Lothian marked the end of their term of learning about the Commonwealth Games with a closing ceremony. There was a fantastic attendance from almost all parents.

They had the Limbo and the Haka as well as songs from Rwanda and Jamaica, combined with songs about exercise and a healthy heart.  They all also sang ‘Well Done’ and finally the nursery pupils sang ‘Going for Gold’.

At Nursery they have been learning about the Commonwealth Games they turned their house corner into a healthy tuck shop for the athletes. They invited the P3/4 class to come and try it out. Some made posters and a price list, some made the menu and they all took turns to serve the P3/4 taking their money and selling the goodies.

Find out more in the NBHS Commonwealth Games Baton Relay 2014 and read more blogs from Claire Parry