Charles Read Academy pupil becomes part of Olympic history

Charles Read Academy pupil Oliver Handley with his Olympic Torch.

Charles Read Academy pupil Oliver Handley with his Olympic Torch.

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SCHOOLBOY Oliver Handley was joined by family and friends as he ran 300m with the Olympic Torch on an unforgettable day in Bourne.

The Year 7 pupil at Charles Read Academy was nominated as a torchbearer by his school in recognition of his efforts in helping fellow pupils in lessons.

Oliver said: “At first I was a bit nervous but it was a lot of fun.”

On his return to school Oliver shared his experience with fellow pupils at a special assembly where other children were given the chance to hold the torch.

Mr Johnston, school Principal, praised Oliver’s achievement and told him how proud the school was to have a student who is part of Olympic history.