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In Pictures: Newbattle Queen's Baton celebrations
26 June 2014
Last updated at 12:29
Newbattle High School celebrated their baton-bearing teacher and student in an inspiring Commonwealth event
Student Abby arrived at Newbattle High School with the Queen's Baton. Abby was nominated to carry the baton by the school for her dedication to sport.
The Mayfield Pipe Band escorted the baton into Newbattle High School and played throughout the celebrations which added to the exciting atmosphere of the event.
The Newbattle High School Baton Bearers pose with the baton and visiting athletes - gymnast Steve Frew and badminton player Susan Egelstaff.
Proud Newbattle High School showed its support for the Commonwealth Games and their baton bearers. The day was described by head teacher Mr Taylor as "a once in a lifetime opportunity."
Head teacher Mr Taylor and event organiser Mr Wilson pose with the Commonwealth mascot, a thistle called Clyde.
After a busy day of reporting on the event, two of Newbattle BBC News School Reporters, Rachel and Niamh, pose with the Commonwealth mascot Clyde.
The Newbattle Community High School dancers showed their support for Abby and performed an impressive routine at the baton event.
Other Newbattle High School students show their support for schoolmate Abby's big moment with some great signs. Clever puns!
A BBC News crew sets up to film the Queen's Baton event. The day created a lasting impression on students and teachers at Newbattle High School.
Champion gymnast Steve Frew gets one of his five-a-day in the school canteen! He was eager to spread the Commonwealth spirit.
The Queen's Baton leaves with teacher Mr Foley who is Head of PE at Newbattle. He was nominated by the school for his efforts teaching PE and is also the leader of Newbattle's BBC Commonwealth Class students. He hopes the school and community are inspired to take up sport.
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