School’s second shot with torch

Catholic schools partnership hold own Olympic torch relay.'Torch bearer for Sacred Heart Catholic primary school, Andrew Jones - Chair of the school council.'h309a226
Catholic schools partnership hold own Olympic torch relay.'Torch bearer for Sacred Heart Catholic primary school, Andrew Jones - Chair of the school council.'h309a226

Children got a second chance to cheer on Olympic torch bearers with a relay around the district’s Catholic schools.

Pupils at Sacred Heart Primary School were visited by the Wakefield Catholic Partnership’s own Olympic torch.

Catholic schools partnership hold own Olympic torch relay.'Torch bearer for Sacred Heart Catholic primary school, Andrew Jones - Chair of the school council.'h309b226

Catholic schools partnership hold own Olympic torch relay.'Torch bearer for Sacred Heart Catholic primary school, Andrew Jones - Chair of the school council.'h309b226

The torch came from St Joseph’s School in Moorthorpe as part of the relay and did laps of the school field with pupils from the school council.

It then spent the day being looked after by representatives from the different classes.

John Knowles, acting headteacher, said: “The children absolutely loved it.

“We had a guard of honour for each class and it went round and was looked after throughout the day.

“They were fascinated having already seen the real one on Monday.”

The torch relay was part of a string of activities in an Olympic-themed project that has included a sports day and class debates.

The Sacred Heart pupils also were runners up in second place at a football tournament