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Schools get involved in Barnet torch relay
Barnet’s schoolchildren are being offered the chance to take part in their own Olympic Torch Relay.
During the week starting June 25 the Barnet Partnership for School Sport, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to increase participation in sports, will be holding a torch relay through the borough.
Pupils from 11 schools will carry the Barnet torch which is currently being designed and made at Middlesex University.
The torch will begin its journey at The Compton School in Summers Lane, Friern Barnet, at 9am on June 25.
It will then be carried on a series of different legs between the schools by students running, walking and cycling.
During the week it will visit Queenswell Junior School, Danegrove Primary, Grasvenor Avenue Infant School, Queen Elizabeth Girls, Tudor Primary, Bishop Douglas School, St Mary’s Church of England Primary, Copthall School, Blessed Dominic Catholic Primary School and The Hyde School.
The torch relay will end on June 29 at The Hyde School in Hyde Crescent, Hendon.
Each of the school’s taking part are being encouraged to invite their neighbouring schools to join them for sporting events while they have the torch.
Gareth Hall from Whitefield School in Cricklewood said: “With the games fast approaching I think this will be a great springboard for put the games in the forefront of the community’s mind, and for enthusing the people of Barnet.”