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Cronton Sixth Form College holds mini-Olympics to celebrate arrival of London 2012 Torch

1 June 2012

The Torch's arrival in the north west was greeted by heavy rain yesterday, but that didn't stop the students of Cronton Sixth Form College playing their part in celebrating the London 2012 Torch Relay.

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40 students from the College - near Runcorn - assisted Halton Council's Sports Development Team in running a mini-Olympics for around 1000 Year 6 pupils from local primary schools, to coincide with the Torch being carried through the borough.

Keith Barker, Further Education Sports Co-ordinator at the College, explains: "Our students each had a 'station' to run for up to 20 pupils at a time, and engaged them in activities such as target shooting, skills games and team building exercises.

"The idea was to keep the activities fun, and even the continuous rain didn't manage to dampen the enthusiasm of the students throughout the day."

The event was deemed a success by all concerned, and Keith is keen that the links between the College and the community continue long after the Olympics.

He said: "Discussions are already underway with a view to making this an annual event, run by the College staff and students, to further build links with local schools."

Today, the College will again be participating in the Relay, as representatives from the institution cheer on student Jade Carr, who is carrying the torch on Day 14 of its journey around the country.

By Carly Baldwin

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