Over the last four years the multi-nominated Danielle was worked extremely hard to help other young children in sport and dance. She currently works within the local community in schools, youth clubs, breakfast and afterschool clubs, with most of her work voluntary and unpaid. Since the age of five she has been a very talented dancer, throwing everything into her passion and giving 150% commitment to everything she does.
Day 11 of the Queen's Baton Relay in Scotland saw the baton travel through Falkirk and the surrounding area council area. Today visits included trips to Denny, Larbert, Stenhousemuir, Bainsford, Falkirk, Bo'ness, Blackness and Grangemouth.
Historically Falkirk was the cradle for Scotland’s industrial revolution and contributing in no small part to Scot, James Watt’s invention of the steam engine. Now Falkirk is in somewhat of an engineering renaissance with visitors flocking from around the world to visit the Kelpies and Falkirk wheel. The Falkirk Wheel was one of the major stops of the day where a boat then took the baton along the Forth & Clyde canal. Visits to Callander House, Kinneil House in Bo’ness and the 15th century Blackness Castle followed later in the day.
Laughter and joy was the order of the day as the residents of Falkirk got into the spirit of the relay. Dennis Shovlin was joined by the Commonwealth mascot Clyde who hitched a ride on Dennis’ mobility scooter through the streets of Larbert.
Love was in the air when husband and wife batonbearers Alan and Laura Shanks stopped for a smooch as they passed the baton to one another.
Lord of the Rings Steve Frew, a former rings gymnast and Falkirk hero also carried the baton. Steve won gold for Scotland at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. And a kilted Anthea Bundy treated crowds to some Highland Dancing as she jigged through Falkirk
The day ended in Helix Park in Falkirk where the stunning twin Kelpie towers, 30 metre high horse head statues that are a monument to Central Scotland’s horse powered heritage and modern engineering. As the sun set the steel skin of the Kelpies reflected the fading light and provided an opportune moment to reflect on another fantastic day of the Queen’s Baton Relay.