Children get ready for London Olympics with parade

First school to receive Olympic torch in SKDC, at Billingborough Primary School.'Torch is processed to school through arch by Inspire + torchbearers Laura Graves, Hannah Cunningham and Tracy Lamb, receiving the torch are, front, Sophia Salmone and Ben Halifax.'Photo (TIM WILSON): SG200212-132TW
First school to receive Olympic torch in SKDC, at Billingborough Primary School.'Torch is processed to school through arch by Inspire + torchbearers Laura Graves, Hannah Cunningham and Tracy Lamb, receiving the torch are, front, Sophia Salmone and Ben Halifax.'Photo (TIM WILSON): SG200212-132TW
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CHILDREN have started celebrating the London Olympics with a parade.

All the youngsters in South Kesteven were invited to design an Olympic torch to mark the games as part of a competition organised by South Kesteven District Council.

The winning design, which is known as the SK Cultural Torch, is touring all the schools in the county and began at Billingborough Primary School last week.

The pupils then paraded the torch to the next school on the route, The Aveland High School.

One of the pupils Sophia Salomone said: “The whole school enjoyed making their own Olympic torches and we all enjoyed the parade.

“Accepting the torch on behalf of the school was an honour and although it was nerve-racking taking it to the Aveland, I believe in the seven Olympic values and was happy to pass it on to the next school.”

The school will be studying the Olympics next term.

District councillor John Smith (Con), who is championing the Olympics, said the competition had been a good opportunity to encourage youngsters to take an interest in the games, as well as promote the Olympic values.