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Heathfield School, Pinner, held Olympic torch relay today
A school in Pinner held its very own Olympic torch relay today.
Girls at the school in Beaulieu Drive aged three to 18 took part, with nominated pupils and two members of staff taking it in turns to hold the Heathfield torch.
The day was also attended by former PE teacher Ian Perkins, who was invited because he has been selected to be a torch bearer this year.
The relay ended in the school hall, with the first Juniors and Seniors forming Olympic rings, wearing coloured tops to match the ring colours.
Tanushri Warnapala, 12, was delighted to have taken part in the relay. She said: “It was really good, I didn’t know that all the pupils would be lining the corridors cheering us on. It was a fantastic atmosphere.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, especially as this morning our lessons had an Olympic theme too.”
The torch bearers were announced during an assembly in April, having been nominated under the title ‘who goes the extra mile?’ and each year group were asked to selected one pupil.
Pupils also nominated staff members, sports teacher Mrs Essex and history teacher Mr Allen.
Headmistress Mrs Stevens, said: “Our Olympic theme today was based on the three core values of the Olympics: friendship, respect and excellence.
“The girls and staff certainly met these criteria today – the atmosphere was electric, a real buzz around the school during the relay and to form the rings was great.”