Queen’s Baton Relay to visit St Davids
7:02am Tuesday 7th January 2014 in News
AFTER being overlooked as a route for the Olympic Torch Relay in 2012, St Davids has been announced as one of the communities that will host the Queen’s Baton Relay.
The baton will touch down in Wales ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on May 24, and will make a seven day journey around the Principality en route to Scotland.
It will arrive in St Davids on Wednesday, May 28, and will make its way from the Bishops Palace through the Cathedral grounds, where it will be received and blessed by the Bishop of St Davids, The Right Reverend Wyn Evans.
After being carried through the Cathedral, the baton will then make its way to the main square in St Davids. Here it will be received by local dignitaries before proceeding to Ysgol Dewi Sant via Oriel y Parc.
The celebrations will culminate in a multi-sports event for children and young people at St Davids Leisure Centre.
While in the city, the baton will be carried by numerous Young Ambassadors from the St Davids Family of Schools.
The pupils have been chosen because they have worked hard as advocates of sport and physical activity within their respective schools.
Pembrokeshire County Councillor Elwyn Morse, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: “While the Queen’s Baton Relay is in Pembrokeshire, it will mean that the media spotlight will be on the county.
“I am sure its presence will generate a great deal of excitement and galvanise support for Welsh athletes at the Commonwealth Games.”
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