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Portslade Children Fan the Fires of Friendship
9:16pm Monday 30th April 2012 in Community
Children from Benfield Primary School embraced the values of friendship on Friday after they carried a replica of the Olympic torch to Portslade Infants School.
Members of the pupil school council set out along the Old Shoreham Road pushing the torch in a make-shift chariot made by a member of staff.
A bag containing the message ‘This is our torch, pass it on in friendship’ which had been translated into different languages, accompanied the torch.
Emily Vause, 10, and Jake Newnham, 10, both felt it was really important to be representing Benfield and were quite honoured to be picked.
The Benfield pupils were greeted by excited children at Portslade Infants.
Sue Smith, P.E coordinator at Portslade Infants, said: “I think today gave them a sense of something real. I was delighted to see the smiles on their faces.”
The torch is being transported to all 70 schools in Brighton and Hove as part of a scheme to celebrate the Olympics being held in Britain.
The torch was delivered to Benfield by St.Peter’s Community Infant and Nursery School on Thursday.
The St. Peter’s children received a rousing welcome from the entire school whilst the Benfield Samba band added to the sense of the occasion.
The torch was delivered from Portslade Infants to Hillside School today.
By John Herring
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