Olympic torch arrives at Hawkchurch

village primary school pupils carry the flame by bicycle on the next leg of its journey to All Saints

Youngsters at Hawkchurch joined an Olympic relay across East Devon when the torch arrived at the village primary school.

They received the flame from St Mary’s and Axminster Community Primary school pupils who had walked all the way.

The Hawkchurch students, who have recently completed ‘Bikability’ training, and their teacher, Harriet English, then cycled the torch to All Saints Primary School.

Year six student Ben Rosling said: “It was really tiring but fun, too.”

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Despite the rain, the pupils from All Saints came out to meet the torch carriers and accept the handover before taking it on the next leg of its tour.

The torch was made by students at Colyton Grammar School and ended its journey back in the town.

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