Olympic torch to visit Brockenhurst College

First published in New Forest Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Eastleigh Chief Reporter

THE Olympic torch parade will stop off at a New Forest school as part of a day-long sports extravaganza, it has been revealed.

Brockenhurst College is preparing for a major celebration involving the whole village when it welcomes the famous flame on Saturday, July 14.

The torch will be passing through Brockenhurst just after 10.25am and will stop at the learning establishment for 20 minutes before continuing its journey through Hampshire.

Meanwhile, a marching band and dance display will start the festivities at 9am, with tennis, archery, shooting, hockey and basketball on offer throughout the morning and early afternoon.

Morris dancers and primary school children have also been invited to the open day to add to the colour and excitement as the torch arrives.

Principal Di Roberts said: “We are delighted and honoured to be hosting this unique event.

"Our excellent facilities at Brockenhurst College are a great asset for our local community and this event will give us a wonderful opportunity to share them with everyone.

“We are looking forward to an exciting day which will mark this historic event in a truly unique way.”

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The college is also home to a number of young people involved in this year’s London 2012 Olympic Games.

A-level student Robyn Smith, from Hythe, has been selected as a Young Ambassador as well as a torchbearer for this year’s event.

Fellow student Charlie Chase- Mears will also have the honour of carrying the torch in the lead-up to the Olympics.

Entry to Brockenhurst College’s Sporting and Cultural Olympiad event, which runs from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, July 14, is free.

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5:12pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Torchie1 says...

Good news for Hythe that someone has been selected to be the torch bearer. Is anyone free to carry a Fire Extinguisher?
Good news for Hythe that someone has been selected to be the torch bearer. Is anyone free to carry a Fire Extinguisher? Torchie1
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