Commonwealth Games Slough Baton Relay 2022
We were selected to participate in the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay in Slough. Penn Wood, along with many other schools, had the privilege of being part of this fantastic event on Wednesday 6th July.
Abdul and Ayesha were carefully selected for their tremendous efforts throughout the term. Not only have they given 100% in their individual efforts, but they have supported and encouraged others to do the same, which meant they were able to embark on this fabulous journey together.
Firstly, they awaited the arrival of the baton from St Anthony's school, and there was a thriving atmosphere from the support of the Year 6 pupils. After a quick changeover, they set off on their adventures to Pheonix Academy, where they were greeted by two pupils, eagerly waiting to run their leg of the race.
The race ran from Monday, all the way through to Thursday and we were invited to enjoy the very last leg of the run, through Wexham School. We were pleasantly surprised to see the whole school had made posters and were cheering everyone through the the finishing line. It was an amazing experience and one that we won't forget in a while. During the celebration assembly, each of the schools were awarded a beautiful plaque, which is now displayed proudly at the front of the school.
Lucy Wood, an international England hockey player, gave an inspiring speech about not giving up on your dreams and talked us through the highs and lows of her career so far.
After the ceremony, the children were invited to try a range of activities with experts from the field coaching them. Events included hockey, cricket, basketball, Judo and even circus activities!
All in all, I think you'll agree, a superb celebration of sports and festivities! A special well done to Ayesha and Abdul, but what a humbling adventure to have as a school.
Well done Penn Wood!