School the other day.
United Kingdom to have the torch come through its grounds.
the 2012 School Games, with two-time gold medallist Lord Sebastian Coe, the chairman
of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games,
it will be a memory that will last for years to come.
torch, especially in the town center, where the English equivalent of vuvuzelas
were for sale, though they didn’t prove as annoying as they were during the
and also red, white and blue ribbons as the torchbearers went by through the Market
Place and on to the school, where they went through buildings and came down a
path to the sports fields.
photographs before the bearers did a lap of honour round the sports field known
locally as Wembley. Then it headed on to the next leg of its journey.
guests had a chance to speak to some of the students, many of them asking for
Amy Potter bearing torch
their talents in the performing arts, including a performance from dance students
and also some very talented music students busking in the car park.
patients in her local hospice who are terminally ill.
teaching physical education to students for the last 35 years. His students
describe him as a true inspiration.
Torchbearer Helen Jackson
A-Level student who has suffered with cystic fibrosis since the age of 8. She
has also organized events to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust,
including an annual sponsored walk around the village where she lives.
was “very privileged” and proud of the chance to have the torch come through.
everybody could actually see the torch.”
tremendous role model for young people today and all people in terms of his
drive and his passion for sport, supporting schools and he was a favourite of
mine when he was a world champion.”