Queens Baton Relay

Stoke-on-Trent schools are invited to join us for an unforgettable event as the Queens Baton Relay comes to the Potteries!

The Relay began on 7 October 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her Message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton is now on the final leg of its 294-day long journey to every corner of the Commonwealth.

To celebrate its arrival in the Potteries, we are looking for a VIP Boy and Girl from each year group (1 – 6) to join us in Hanley Park on Monday 18th July.

We will taking part in lot’s of exciting sports and games before taking part in a spectacular colour run and watching the baton leave by helicopter!

An afternoon that will be remembered for a lifetime!

12:30 – 13:00

School Children Arrival

School’s are to arrange their own transport and meet at the Oval in Hanley Park.

13:00 – 14:30

Sports Day Activities

Traditional and silly sports organised by Bee Active and the Engage teams.

14:30 – 15:00

Colour Run Preparation

Getting set for the big countdown!
Paint and colour cannons will be provided for you.


Baton Arrival & Colour Explosion!

10 … 9 … 8 … 7 …


Baton Leaves

Airlifted by helicopter! (school children are welcome to stay to watch)

16:00 – 18:30

Enrichment Activities

Delivered by a range of suppliers, Including: drumming workshop, brass band, football, art brasil, cricket, combat dodgeball, commemorative mural workshop & more!

Enrichment activities after the baton leaves are open to the public, schools are welcome to stay as long as they wish.

Please note, this form should only be completed by a member of school staff with appropriate authority or permission from Senior Leadership.

It is the responsibility of the school to make travel arrangements to and from the park, and to communicate with their parents on estimated times of arrival back to school. Children should be accompanied by a minimum of 2 school staff who will be responsible for their children for the duration of the event.