Wellingborough pupils pose with the Olympic Torch

Jamie Baulch with representatives of Friars School and some of the firms which made his visit possible, which included Rutherfords, the Premier Inn in Wellingborough and Harwoods
Jamie Baulch with representatives of Friars School and some of the firms which made his visit possible, which included Rutherfords, the Premier Inn in Wellingborough and Harwoods
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Pupils from schools in Wellingborough had the chance to have their picture taken with the London 2012 Olympic Torch at a series of events.

More than 750 pupils attended Olympic and Paralympic themed sports days held at Friars School and a further 420 pupils went to Redwell Primary School’s closing celebration.

All the pupils had the chance to have their photo taken with the Torch alongside former Team GB athlete and Olympic silver medallist Jamie Baulch.

The events were supported by volunteers from the Lloyds TSB Commercial team in Wellingborough.

Pupils took part in more than 20 Olympic and Paralympic-themed activities, including running, long-jump and virtual swimming.

Jamie attended the events with members of the Jamie Baulch Academy, which works to inspire and encourage children to be the best that they can be, and took part in the sports events presentations and closing ceremonies.

These were attended by pupils from seven local schools including Our Lady’s Catholic Junior School, Rowan Gate and St Barnabas in Wellingborough.

Matt Usher, relationship manager at Lloyds TSB Commercial, said: “This was a fantastic occasion for students to meet an inspirational athlete who exemplifies how hard work and dedication pays off, and lifelong memories were created for all who attended the events.”

Lynne Thompson, headteacher at Friars School, said: “These events provided a great opportunity for local students to get involved with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the days’ activities and the skills learnt have created a few budding Olympic athletes.”