Search

Ex-Pupil opens Whybridge Infant School’s Olympic week

PUBLISHED: 13:19 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:37 26 June 2012

Ex pupil Danielle Giles went back Whybridge infants school with an Olympic Flame to open the school's Olympic week - Danielle with Headmaster Mr Bakmann-Madsen with kids

Ex pupil Danielle Giles went back Whybridge infants school with an Olympic Flame to open the school's Olympic week - Danielle with Headmaster Mr Bakmann-Madsen with kids

Archant

A former pupil visited Whybridge Infant School with an Olympic Flame to open the school’s Olympic week.

Ex-pupil Danielle Giles visited Whybridge Infant School, Ford Lane, Rainham, with an Olympic Flame to open the school’s Olympic week on Monday.

Danielle, 22, Vice President of Sport and Healthy Living for the Bangor Students’ Union, was selected to represent the games by Bangor and carry an Olympic style torch through the school much to the children’s delight.

Head Teacher, Ian Bakmann-Madsen prepared the children last week when he told them that they would be having a torch relay with an Olympic flame.

The children then excitedly waited for Danielle to pay them a visit.

On the day, the children made their own Olympic torches which they could wave as a means of celebration, preparing them for next month’s momentous games.

The children formed a line which Danielle ran alongside before she announced that the ceremony was now open.

The children had learnt the national anthem for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee so by now they are fully-pledged professionals and were ready to sing their hearts out.

They sang ‘God Save The Queen’ and had chosen different countries of their choice to cheer along, which some carried the flags for.

Danielle spent Friday in Malkham, Blackpool, when the Olympic Torch passed through the town and she will be attending Henry Green School, Chittys Lane, Dagenham, later this week.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Romford Recorder