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Who should carry baton for Midlothian?

Former Head Teacher at Paradykes Primary School, Jack Smith, who ran in the Olympic Relay, has donated his Olympic Torch to the school.

Jack is pictured with some of the P7 children.

Former Head Teacher at Paradykes Primary School, Jack Smith, who ran in the Olympic Relay, has donated his Olympic Torch to the school. Jack is pictured with some of the P7 children.

There’s still time to act if you know someone in Midlothian who deserves the honour of carrying the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton next year.

About 100 baton bearers are needed for each local authority area, in which the baton will spend one day. They must be people who have made a real difference, be it as a sports coach, a young athlete, a volunteer or someone who has achieved success despite the odds.

The deadline for nominations is November 22.

The organisers need up to 4,000 people to carry the baton across Scotland.

To be a baton bearer, people are required to: Be 12 years old or older; have made a positive contribution through community sport; undertaken voluntary work or contributed to schools or youth organisations;contributed to greater inclusion for disadvantaged or marginalised people; been a role model or mentor to youth through sport;displayed a level of individual achievement against the odds; made a significant contribution to their local community.

To nominate, go to the Games website at www.glasgow2014.com and fill in the form for the person you think fits the bill.

 

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