School trips to London will welcome news that the Olympic Flame arrived safe and sound in the UK last week before it embarks on its 70 day torch relay starting in Land’s End, finishing on the 27th July in the Olympic stadium in Stratford. It will be carried by everything from horse to hot air balloon, visiting 1,018 destinations as it makes its way around the UK in 70 days.
The torch will travel over the Eden project in a balloon, up Snowdon on a train, in a sidecar at the Isle of Man TT, across Windermere on a paddle steamer, off the Tyne bridge on a zipwire, down rapids in the Lee Valley and up a chairlift on the Isle of Wight before travelling along the Thames to the Olympic Stadium. The torch will even feature in the fictional borough of Walford, home of Eastenders, being carried by long-standing character Billy Mitchell, played by Perry Fenwick. The torch will go within 10 miles of 95% of the UK population and will pass through hundreds of landmarks including Hadrian’s Wall, Stonehenge, Loch Ness and Stormont.
School children and college students alike are expected to litter the streets to support the torch bearers on their journey to the Olympic stadium in Stratford and with such a strong presence of students supporting the 2012 Olympics, why not go one step further and let them celebrate the Olympics by attending 2012 Sporting Legacy. Featuring current Olympians Jade Johnson and Natasha Danvers, 2012 Sporting Legacy takes place 3-4 December.
Click here to read about the forthcoming event featuring Team GB Olympians. This event has sold out 2 years running, so do not miss out. Enquire about the event now.
Can’t make this event? Why not organise a London 2012 Olympic Sites school trip? Take a look here for more information.
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