More Grantham area schools take part in South Kesteven Olympic torch tour

Olympic Day at KGGS School. 365C
Olympic Day at KGGS School. 365C
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THE Cultural and Olympic Tour entered its 12th week with a visit to Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School.

Organised by local sports charity Inspire+ and South Kesteven District Council, the torch relay involves schools across the South Kesteven district in an exciting run-up to the arrival of the real Olympic torch in Grantham on June 28.

The Olympic torch with pupils of Phoenix School and Grantham Preparatory School.

The Olympic torch with pupils of Phoenix School and Grantham Preparatory School.

At KGGS, Inspire+ ambassadors Laura Graves and Hannah Cunningham presented an Olympic-themed assembly in front of 600 students and special guests, including SKDC chief executive Beverly Agass.

Mrs Agass said: “The events at KGGS on Monday were fantastic and I especially enjoyed both the handover from the Phoenix School which included a video and the work done by the pupils at KGGS.

“The cultural tour is a great way for young people across South Kesteven to get a real sense of what the Olympic torch relay is about and be a real part of this incredible national event

“I hope that the pupils from schools throughout the district come out and see the Olympic Torch when it passes through South Kesteven in June and July.”

Olympic Day at St Marys School. 371C

Olympic Day at St Marys School. 371C

As well as Phoenix School, the torch visited Sandon School and St Mary’s Primary School.

Pupils from the schools have also enjoyed participating in many Olympic-themed activities including Paralympic sports, completing Olympic value postcards, torch relay runs, and being taught lessons based around the Olympics.

Darren Taxis, Head of PE at Phoenix School, said “Having the torch at our school really inspired our pupils, we had a great day and the pupils especially enjoyed participating in wheelchair basketball.”

The Olympic torch reaches Sandon School, in Grantham.

The Olympic torch reaches Sandon School, in Grantham.