The first event of day 3 took place at Christ
College Brecon, during which the Baton was taken into a full school assembly
with Kirsty Williams AM before a mini relay with local primary schools. The Baton then made its way to Rhayader for a lively
and colourful carnival parade with over 300 local primary school children
consisting of 10 themed groups representing Wales and Australia.
The next event took place at Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd in Newtown. The school put a huge amount of effort into the Baton’s arrival, with the pupils having studied the different Commonwealth countries and their links to Wales during the Summer term. The Baton then made a quick stop off at Newtown High School by local marathon runner Andrew Davies before setting off to Welshpool.
After departing Newtown, the Baton visited Salop Fields in Welshpool. Prior to the Baton’s arrival, 500 primary school pupils took part in a marathon challenge with the aim of completing the distance of the London Marathon in the time set by Commonwealth Games athlete hopeful, Andrew Davies, from Newtown. The winning team then completed a lap of honour with the Baton.
The final event of the day took place at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. Hundreds gathered outside the theatre to watch a special performance by North Wales youth dance group ‘New Dance’ to welcome the Baton. Among the 6 Batonbearers was double Olympic Gold Medallist Jade Jones and Commonwealth Youth athlete Elena Morgan.
Watch our highlight video of day 3 below: