Jersey

Commonwealth Games baton procession in Jersey

  • 12 May 2014
  • From the section Jersey
Zane Duquemin and Tom Daley
Athletes Zane Duquemin (l) and Tom Daley brought the baton ashore in Jersey by boat

The Commonwealth Games baton has been carried in a relay by school children from St Helier primary schools.

A procession through the town centre was led by the Jersey Pipers.

The Queen's Baton arrived in Jersey on Sunday after a tour of Commonwealth countries.

It contains a message from the monarch which will be revealed at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Games in Glasgow on 23 July.

Olympic and Commonwealth diver Tom Daley, from Plymouth, was joined by Jersey's 23-year-old British indoor shot-putt champion Zane Duquemin in bringing the baton ashore on Sunday.

Map showing the route of the Queen's Baton Relay

On Tuesday the baton will travel by boat to Guernsey and will be taken on a tour of schools the following day.

It will be taken to the other main Channel Islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm on Thursday.

It then travels to the Isle of Man and on to Northern Ireland, Wales and England before ending its journey with a 40-day tour of Scotland.

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