London Borough of Barnet

Schools to carry Barnet Torch through the borough’s streets

Published Friday 22 June 2012

Eleven schools will join forces to pass on Barnet’s specially made ‘Olympic’ torch next week.

The torch, which has been made by Middlesex University students, will be carried around the borough from Monday 25 June when it leaves The Compton School, Finchley, to Friday 29 June when it reaches The Hyde School.

The event is aimed at coinciding with National School Sports Week, and will kick off on the morning of World Sports Day on 25 June.

During the week the torch will clock up nearly 20 miles around the borough through various modes of transport including running, walking, cycling and school based events such as swimming and rowing.

Once the torch arrives at each new destination, all neighbouring schools will be invited to come along and take part in family sporting activities.

The events will be opened and closed by Kim Henderson, one of Barnet’s official Olympic Torchbearer.
During the closing event children from The Hyde will be invited to try a number of Olympic inspired taster events including Boccia, Tennis, Athletics and Hockey which will be hosted by young leaders from Whitefield School.

With the games fast approaching the Barnet Partnership for School Sport (BPSS) Olympic Torch Relay is a springboard to put the Games at the forefront of residents' minds, enthusing the people of Barnet for the once in a lifetime event.

Contact Press Officer: Sue Cocker