Pupils honour our Olympic legacy by designing torches

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Year 6 students from Jack Hunt’s cluster partnership of primary schools, have been tasked with designing and making an Olympic Torch to represent both their school and traditional Olympic and Paralympic values.

Megan Walker, a pupil at Highlees Primary School created the winning torch, as judged by Jack Hunt School’s young ambassadors. Her design, along with an accompanying story and poem, demonstrated the Olympic values of courage and determination.

As a prize, Megan got to watch her torch being created professionally and made into two torches, one for her primary school and another to represent the Cluster Sports Partnership.

The latter torch has since spent time with each of the eight schools, who after a busy few weeks concentrating on exams, all enjoyed a day of Olympic and Paralympic activities such as boccia, goalball and handball.

The torch has since returned to Jack Hunt School in time for National School Sports Week and the Olympic Legacy Festival.

Mr Smith, who teaches PE at Jack Hunt School said: “It was great to see so many young people embrace the values of the Olympics and Paralympics all over again.

“The legacy of London 2012 continues to live on in all of the Cluster Primary Schools.”

He also wished to 
thank everybody involved throughout the process, particularly the school’s sports leaders.