An Olympic Visit

Today, we were visited by Kelly Outhwaite,16, a local Olympic torchbearer, who carried the flame through Ashton-under-Lyne on Sunday 24th June.

Kelly was chosen to carry the after she entered a competition to reward those people in our community who volunteer their time to help others. Kelly spends hours a day signing to the deaf with her mother, Donna. She is constantly taking part with local activities, always giving her time to people who are associated with programmes such as "Aim Higher."

Kelly toured the school with the torch and let children carry it and ask her probing questions about her experience. Kelly explained that the Olympic torch has 8000 holes in it - each hole represents one of the bearers of the torch, who have carried it on it's tour of Great Britain.

We all felt very privileged to meet a torchbearer and see one of theOlympic torches. We are all now really looking forward to the Olympics in July.