Mark Beaumont prepares for the Queen's Baton Relay


BBC News School Reporters Asma and Rory from Killermont Primary School in Glasgow, talk to adventurer and presenter Mark Beaumont about the Queen's Baton Relay.

Over the next nine months, the baton will travel around the world to the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

Mark will be following and reporting on the baton's progress for the BBC and meeting some of the Commonwealth's two billion citizens.

The relay has happened in some form since the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

The tradition is for the Head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, to write a message that is carried within a baton. It will finally read aloud to officially open the 2014 Games in Glasgow.

Killermont Primary School is taking part in BBC News School Report, a project that gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports.

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