Shute pupils carry Olympic flame

Youngsters deliver the torch to Colyton Primary School

Children from Shute Community Primary School’s cross-country club helped to carry the Olympic flame last week.

They took turns to transport the torch, made by pupils at Colyton Grammar School, on its journey to the handover at Colyton Primary School.

The torch was being passed in turn between each of the schools in the Axe Valley Learning Community.

Despite incessant rain and some very large puddles, the children – from the youngest, aged four to the oldest, 11 - successfully completed the six-mile relay before delivering the torch to pupil Elana May Blackmore just outside Colyton. She then proudly carried it for the last stretch of the journey.

Headteacher Amanda Graham said: “My admiration and thanks go out to the children and to the rest of the staff and pupils who joined us to celebrate the handover of the torch by Elana. It was a proud day for Shute and for other schools in our Learning Community.”