‘Closing Ceremony’ is fitting end to South Kesteven Cultural Tour

Inspire ambassadors Tracey Lamb, Debbie Foote and Laura Graves with Chris Graves who is a Games Maker at the Olympic Games and Zhuoran Yue who designed the cultural and Olympic torch.

Inspire ambassadors Tracey Lamb, Debbie Foote and Laura Graves with Chris Graves who is a Games Maker at the Olympic Games and Zhuoran Yue who designed the cultural and Olympic torch.

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OLYMPIC torch bearers and children from around the district took part in a special even to mark the end of the South Kesteven Cultural Tour this week.

The tour, organised by sports charity Inspire+, has seen a version of the Olympic torch reach an estimated 20,000 children in the area.

On Tuesday more than 200 people attended a special “closing ceremony” event at the Guidlhall Arts Centre in Grantham, hosted by Inspire+ ambassadors Hannah Cunningham, Laura Graves and Tracey Lamb.

Vincent Britain of Inspire+ said: “I’m pretty amazed. We had the idea last summer about doing something that would inspire young people through the 2012 Olympics. To see the concept come to fruition and be so well received by all the schools is pretty amazing.”

Rousing speeches were given by 2012 Legacy regional co-ordinator Gaynor Nash, Debbie Foote and Paralympic Gold Medlaist David Moreton before Grantham Preparatory School concluded the event with a brass fanfare.

South Kesteven District Council cabinet member Coun John Smith said: “It was great to see so many schools and young people involved in a wonderful evening and it was a fantastic way to round off the South Kesteven Cultural and Olympic Tour.”