Bridlington schools hold their own torch relay

The inter-schools torch relay handover at Bridlington School.
The inter-schools torch relay handover at Bridlington School.

IN THE spirit of the Olympic Games, Bridlington schools united for an inter-school torch relay just before the real flame hit town.

Teams from Martongate, Flamborough, Bempton, Burlington, New Pasture Lane, Bay, St Mary’s, Hilderthorpe and Boynton primary schools - as well as Headlands and Bridlington School, carried a torch made by Bridlington School technology department.

From the relay’s starting point at Martongate, each team travelled to the next school on the relay and then ran the final leg to the entrance of each school.

After an action packed day, all of the teams arrived back at Martongate to see the final leg of the relay run by pupils from Headlands.

Di Levitt, deputy head teacher at Martongate Primary School, said: “The Olympic Games has been set to leave a legacy for the youth of the country. Occasions like this give children memories they will remember for the rest of their lives.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for the children of our town to shine.”

Coun Julie Abraham, cabinet portfolio holder for children, young people and local authority schools at East Riding council said: “The Bridlington inter-school relay is an excellent example of how a community has come together to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay.

“The council would like to congratulate the schools for setting this event up and would like to wish all those taking part the very best for what will be a memorable day.”