Quinns Rocks, Mindarie and Wanneroo school kids cheer on Queen’s Baton Relay

Queen's Baton Relay baton bearer Gaye Teede with St Anthony's School students. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d479831
Baton bearer Scott Guerini with Quinns Beach Primary School students.
Baton bearers Sophie Weatherill, Rishelle Hume, Richard Furber, Shirley Treasure and Caroline Pedley.
Baton bearers Shirley Palmer, Abby Hennighan, Dale Hennighan and Rusty Nelligan.
Baton bearer Jackson Anderson.
Baton bearer Rusty Hazel.
Jessica Fallows (Yanchep) and her daughter Krystal (9)  and Keitha Martin (Yanchep) and her daughter Nevaeh (9).
Queen's Baton Relay baton bearer Margaret Cockman.
Queen's Baton Relay baton bearer Margaret Cockman and Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.
Queen's Baton Relay baton bearer Candy Griffiths.
Makai Kareko (4), of Wanneroo.
Gregg and Ruby Swanby, of Tapping.
Pupils at Quinns Beach Primary School receiving the baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks.  Picture: Supplied
Batonbearer Jackson Anderson carrying the Baton from Quinns Beach Primary School as the Queen's Baton Relay Visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied
Batonbearer Rusty Hazel carrying the Baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied
Batonbearer Sophie Weatherill carrying the Baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied
Batonbearer Sophie Weatherill (left) passing the Baton to Rishelle Hume as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied
People at the side of the road watching as baton bearer Sophie Weatherill (left) passing the Baton to Rishelle Hume as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied
Batonbearer Richard Furber (left) passing the baton to Shirley Treasure as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied
Batonbearer Shirley Treasure carrying the baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Katie Robertson carrying the Baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Scott Guerini carrying the Baton at Quinns Baptist College as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Scott Guerini carrying the Baton at Quinns Baptist College. Picture: Supplied
Batonbearer Scott Guerini carrying the Baton at Quinns Baptist College. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Scott Guerini (left) passing the baton to Anthony Shields at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School as the Queen's Baton Relay. Picture: Supplied
Batonbearer Scott Guerini (left) passing the Baton to Anthony Shields at Peter Moyes primary school as the Queen's Baton Relay Visited Quinns Rocks. From 25 January to 2 March 2018, the Queen’s Baton will visit every other state and territory before Queensland. As the Queen’s Baton Relay travels the length and breadth of Australia, it will not just pass through, but spend quality time in each community it visits, calling into hundreds of local schools and community celebrations in every state and territory. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres. After spending 100 days being carried by approximately 3,800 batonbearers in Australia, the Queen's Baton journey will finish at the GC2018 Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 4 April 2018.
People at the side of the road cheering baton bearers. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Jenna Broomhall carrying the baton. Picture: Supplied
Batonbearer Rusty Nelligan waiting to receive the baton. Picture: Supplied
A woman in the crowd watching Batonbearers at a community stop. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Anthony Shields is introduced to pupils at Quinns Beach Primary School. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Scott Guerini. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer and Clarkson Primary School principal Anthony Shields. Picture: Supplied
Batonbearers pictured with the baton. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Jackson Anderson carrying the baton from Quinns Beach Primary School. Picture: Supplied
Supporters for baton bearer Sue Dash. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Helen Orzel carrying the baton through Wanneroo Primary School as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Wanneroo.  Picture: Supplied
Students watching baton bearer Helen Orzel. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Jaxon Westell. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Candy Griffiths. Picture: Supplied
School pupils by the road side watching the Queen's Baton Relay in Wanneroo.  Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Margaret Cockman carrying the baton. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Pamela McKenzie carrying the baton. Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Delyse Clayden in Wanneroo.  Picture: Supplied
Baton bearer Nicole Lieses. Picture: Supplied
Queen's Baton Relay baton bearer Gaye Teede with St Anthony's School students. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d479831 Baton bearer Scott Guerini with Quinns Beach Primary School students. Baton bearers Sophie Weatherill, Rishelle Hume, Richard Furber, Shirley Treasure and Caroline Pedley. Baton bearers Shirley Palmer, Abby Hennighan, Dale Hennighan and Rusty Nelligan. Baton bearer Jackson Anderson. Baton bearer Rusty Hazel. Jessica Fallows (Yanchep) and her daughter Krystal (9) and Keitha Martin (Yanchep) and her daughter Nevaeh (9). Queen's Baton Relay baton bearer Margaret Cockman. Queen's Baton Relay baton bearer Margaret Cockman and Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts. Queen's Baton Relay baton bearer Candy Griffiths. Makai Kareko (4), of Wanneroo. Gregg and Ruby Swanby, of Tapping. Pupils at Quinns Beach Primary School receiving the baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied Batonbearer Jackson Anderson carrying the Baton from Quinns Beach Primary School as the Queen's Baton Relay Visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied Batonbearer Rusty Hazel carrying the Baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied Batonbearer Sophie Weatherill carrying the Baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied Batonbearer Sophie Weatherill (left) passing the Baton to Rishelle Hume as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied People at the side of the road watching as baton bearer Sophie Weatherill (left) passing the Baton to Rishelle Hume as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied Batonbearer Richard Furber (left) passing the baton to Shirley Treasure as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied Batonbearer Shirley Treasure carrying the baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Katie Robertson carrying the Baton as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Scott Guerini carrying the Baton at Quinns Baptist College as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Quinns Rocks. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Scott Guerini carrying the Baton at Quinns Baptist College. Picture: Supplied Batonbearer Scott Guerini carrying the Baton at Quinns Baptist College. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Scott Guerini (left) passing the baton to Anthony Shields at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School as the Queen's Baton Relay. Picture: Supplied Batonbearer Scott Guerini (left) passing the Baton to Anthony Shields at Peter Moyes primary school as the Queen's Baton Relay Visited Quinns Rocks. From 25 January to 2 March 2018, the Queen’s Baton will visit every other state and territory before Queensland. As the Queen’s Baton Relay travels the length and breadth of Australia, it will not just pass through, but spend quality time in each community it visits, calling into hundreds of local schools and community celebrations in every state and territory. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres. After spending 100 days being carried by approximately 3,800 batonbearers in Australia, the Queen's Baton journey will finish at the GC2018 Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 4 April 2018. People at the side of the road cheering baton bearers. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Jenna Broomhall carrying the baton. Picture: Supplied Batonbearer Rusty Nelligan waiting to receive the baton. Picture: Supplied A woman in the crowd watching Batonbearers at a community stop. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Anthony Shields is introduced to pupils at Quinns Beach Primary School. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Scott Guerini. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer and Clarkson Primary School principal Anthony Shields. Picture: Supplied Batonbearers pictured with the baton. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Jackson Anderson carrying the baton from Quinns Beach Primary School. Picture: Supplied Supporters for baton bearer Sue Dash. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Helen Orzel carrying the baton through Wanneroo Primary School as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Wanneroo. Picture: Supplied Students watching baton bearer Helen Orzel. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Jaxon Westell. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Candy Griffiths. Picture: Supplied School pupils by the road side watching the Queen's Baton Relay in Wanneroo. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Margaret Cockman carrying the baton. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Pamela McKenzie carrying the baton. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Delyse Clayden in Wanneroo. Picture: Supplied Baton bearer Nicole Lieses. Picture: Supplied

SCHOOLS in Quinns Rocks, Mindarie and Wanneroo joined in celebrations as 20 community heroes ran through City of Wanneroo streets for the Queen’s Baton Relay today.

Quinns Beach Primary School cheered for the group before the Quinns Rocks leg of the relay set off, with junior swimming star Jackson Anderson, of Two Rocks, the first to carry the baton in its journey around Australia to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Vern and Joy Padman. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d479831

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He passed it on to netball coach Rusty Hazel before volunteer firefighter Craig Ashurst took the baton and ran it to Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels co-founder Sue Dash.

Participants chosen to carry the baton also included 2016 Aboriginal Western Australian of the Year Rishelle Hume, Telethon walker Scott Guerini and Clarkson Primary School principal Anthony Shields.

Other baton bearers included Willie Pang, Sophie Weatherill, Richard Furber, Shirley Treasure, Caroline Pedley, Katie Robertson, Jenna Broomhall, Shirley Palmer, Dale and Abby Hennigan.

The final participant for the Quinns Rocks leg was Rusty Nelligan, who has participated in a range of sports at Special Olympics events.

Wanneroo Pioneer Margaret Cockman (87) was one of the oldest baton bearers, joining 14 others in the Wanneroo leg.

Queen’s Baton Relay baton bearer Margaret Cockman. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d479831

Mayor Tracey Roberts nominated her for the event, and she carried the baton into the Jacaranda Amphitheatre at the Wanneroo Civic Centre, where the Challenge Brass Band performed at a community celebration.

“When I found out I was successful, I was excited, honoured and had no hesitation in accepting,” Ms Cockman said.

“It’s great to be a part of showcasing our wonderful community to the rest of Australia and the world.”

The National Lifestyle Village Lake Joondalup resident has been actively involved in many groups, including the Wanneroo Agricultural Society and Wanneroo St John Ambulance Service.

She was a founding member of the Wanneroo and Districts Historical Society and Wanneroo Country Women’s Association.

Tobias McKendry. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d479831

Margaret received the Medal of the Order of Australia for her community work in 1991.

Mother-and-son Delyse and Ethan (12) Clayden each did a leg of the relay, nominated for their roles with Ashdale Special Families.

Baton bearer Rusty Nelligan with Quinns Beach Primary School students. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d479829

Other Wanneroo baton bearers included Helen Orzel, Jaxon Westell, Candy Griffiths, Gaye Teede (Walsh), Pamela McKenzie, Edward Trindall, Nicole Liesis, Brian Pozzi, Chloe Clements, Ailie Clark, Jose Millares and Colleen Little.

Entertainment at the Quinns Mindarie foreshore celebration included African drumming, face-painting and children’s entertainment.

Wanneroo Library hosted a range of children’s activities based on the Gold Coast 2018 mascot, Borobi, including koala puppets, books, colouring-in and a Commonwealth Games activity booklet.

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