Queen’s Baton Relay
On Friday 2 March three Darwin High School students participated in the Darwin leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay.
Year 11 students Andre Price-Quintner, Samuel Wright and Chloe Shoyer were all part of the event, which started at Sanderson Middle School with local superstar Jessica Mauboy, and ended at the Darwin Waterfront.
Andre Price-Quintner (pictured above) said that
For me the highlight moment from the whole experience was walking into Casuarina Senior College and just hearing the roar of the crowd. It was very surreal and I enjoyed every moment of it. It was great to be a part of something so spectacular. I also enjoyed how we were police escorted everywhere and traffic was stopped. It gave me a sense of authority and importance.
The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition and is the longest relay in the game’s history.
Starting on 13 March 2017 at Buckingham Palace, the Baton is travelling on an epic 388-day journey through all nations and territories of the Commonwealth. On 4 April 2018, the Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, where HRH the Prince of Wales will remove the message from the Baton and read it aloud to officially open the Games.
Congratulations Andre, Samuel and Chloe!