School pupils hold their own Olympic Torch parade

With only a few days to go until the Olympic Torch arrives in Shetland, Lerwick and Bressay schools are hosting their own celebration at the Clickimin athletics track today.

The event will see three torches carried by pupils from Bressay, Sound and Bell’s Brae primaries and the Anderson High School.

Over 600 pupils and staff are expected to be involved, and as the torchbearers converge at Clickimin they will lead their respective schools to assemble on the track. A celebration lap of the track by pupils will follow and a torch relay will take place on the grass pitch. The event will take place between 10am and 11am.

SIC active schools co-ordinator Mandy Henderson said: “It is great to involve so many pupils in this special torch celebration to highlight the Olympic torch relay coming to Shetland, just a few days later on Sunday.

“I hope this will inspire the pupils to follow the excitement of the London 2012 Olympics when they start at the end of July.”

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