Olympic Torch visits Scarborough College

back, from left, reception teacher Jan Ainley, Henry Harrison (Holding the torch),Scott Bristowe,Georgia Holdsworth, Georgina Horsham-Bailey,Grace Sykes, James Marsden; front, from left,Tom Scothern, Louisa Adams, Amna Hussain, Mariam Hayat, Edward Chambers, Michael Ishaya, Edward Barker and Mark Nichols. Head teacher Isobel Nixon is pictured on the extreme right of the picture

back, from left, reception teacher Jan Ainley, Henry Harrison (Holding the torch),Scott Bristowe,Georgia Holdsworth, Georgina Horsham-Bailey,Grace Sykes, James Marsden; front, from left,Tom Scothern, Louisa Adams, Amna Hussain, Mariam Hayat, Edward Chambers, Michael Ishaya, Edward Barker and Mark Nichols. Head teacher Isobel Nixon is pictured on the extreme right of the picture

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The children of Scarborough College had a great surprise on Monday, the day the Olympic Torch went through the town, as they had their own private viewing of one of the torches being used in the relay.

Sarah Lamplugh, a former pupil of the College and currently working for the British Olympic Association, paid an early visit ahead of the main relay.

Sarah has a busy schedule at the moment, as she travels from place to place with the team and looking after the runners, famous athletes and celebrities at each stopping place along the way.

In April, Sarah helped to unveil one of the numbers on the Scarborough College Countdown Banner and returned this morning to talk to the children about the progress of the torch and something of the inspiration behind it.

The torch is an intricate piece of design which has been rigorously tested to ensure it doesn�t blow out and it is coated in gold. The torch was passed around to staff and students alike with everyone from Reception to the Sixth Form having an opportunity to hold it.

The torch was then photographed with some of the College’s most successful sportsmen and women along with children from Reception.