Be a School Batonbearer!

The Queen's Baton Published: 1st Mar 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Learning Programme are offering all schools in the city with secondary age pupils a once in a lifetime chance to nominate a student to be a Batonbearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The search is on for inspiring children in Birmingham to carry the Queen’s Baton this summer.

The Birmingham 2022 Learning Programme are offering all schools in the city with secondary age pupils a once in a lifetime chance to nominate a student to be a Batonbearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that builds anticipation for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games by celebrating, connecting, and exciting communities across the Commonwealth and shining a light on untold stories and unsung local heroes from the places it visits.

Has one of your students taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community?

The criteria for a Batonbearer is someone who meets one or more of the following:

  • Always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story.
  • Has made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity.
  • Is a figure of inspiration who positively challenges others to achieve their best.
  • Has taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community.

Nominations can be made by teachers or school staff and students can also nominate each other.

Batonbearers must be 12 years of age or over as of 2 June 2022.

Visit the website to nominate your school's Batonbearer.