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Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

On Monday 16th June, Coppull Parish took part in the Chorley Sports Partnership Commonwealth Games baton relay. This was held as 2014 sees the games being held in Glasgow.


Many schools in Chorley took part, with each school representing a school that is part of the Commonwealth Games. We represented The Bahamas and during the day we learnt many different facts about this country and the Commonwealth itself.


We received the baton from Coppull Primary School, who represented England, and showed them a big whole-school welcome on the school field.  Representatives from our school then greeted the visitors with a short speech before exchanging batons.


Then, on Tuesday 17th, we took our baton of friendship to All Saints Primary School who represented the country Canada.


We all really enjoyed ourselves and it was great to take part in this event with the different schools.

Did you know…
·       The capital of The Bahamas is Nassau?
·       Bahamas, India, Cameroon, England, Ghana and Malta are all part of the Commonwealth?
·       The first Commonwealth Games was held in Canada in 1930?
·       53 countries form the Commonwealth?
·       There are 371,960 people who live in The Bahamas?
·       There will be over 6,500 athletes competing in the games this year?
·       Queen Elizabeth II is ruler of 16 out of the 53 Commonwealth countries?
·       The colours of the Bahamas’ flag are yellow, blue and black?
·       Up until 1950, it was called The Empire Games?