To celebrate the Commonwealth Games the Queen’s Baton will be coming through Argyll on Sunday 13th July. Primary schools surrounding the main stopping off points, (Oban, Lochgilphead, Inveraray and Dunoon) have been asked to encourage their pupils to make paper flowers of a single different colour for each town. Schools are asked to send the flowers home this week so the pupils can take part and bring their flowers on the day to line the streets. The whole relay is being live streamed on-line HERE as well as BBC coverage. Click HERE to try out the Queen’s Baton Quiz. If you would like to make some flowers this week:
The paper doesn’t have to be anything special, tissue paper, sugar paper or similar even painted newspaper and the flowers can be as big as you want…… even enormous!
Here’s a link to some instructions and there’s plenty more on-line.
The local steering groups have allocated the following colours to each centre:
Oban – yellow
Lochgilphead – red
Inveraray – yellow and black
Dunoon – blue
The baton will appear in Appin, Benderloch, Dunbeg, Oban, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, Furnace, Inveraray, Strachur and ending in Dunoon.
There are programmes of events organised for each centre including music, clowning, storytelling etc. (See PDFs below)