Birmingham 2022 will stage the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an epic journey across the Commonwealth, with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories, reaching Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas.
The Relay will begin in October 2021, once Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton.
The Baton will then travel for 294 days, connecting communities in every corner of the Commonwealth, embracing unique cultures and sharing stories.
Printable educational resources have been developed to bring the celebration of the Queen’s Baton Relay into schools. There are three different resource packs aimed at Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, which provide learning opportunities to be explored in the classroom and extend to home learning. They will develop children’s understanding of the Queen’s Baton Relay, focus on the messages of solidarity, hope and community and improve understanding of the Commonwealth through cross-curricular activities. The activities will also develop transferable skills in communication, confidence building, presentation, research and more.
All 3 resources are available to download below-