YOUNGSTERS from two Hucknall schools got the chance to hold aloft the the Olympic torch when it visited their sites on Monday.
Pupils from Holy Cross Roman Catholic Primary and Annie Holgate Junior were excited to welcome torchbearer Ian Lowe, who works for car dealership Sytner Nottingham and was involved in the prestigious Olympic torch relay.
“I was asked to go to Hucknall because two of our staff live there and have children at the schools I visited,” explained Ian.
“It was great fun and wonderful to be able to share the torch with so many youngsters.
“They were all really excited and asked me some interesting questions, including whether I could use it as a cheese grater!
“Both schools have been doing a lot of learning about the Olympics and have made their own torches so I was delighted to show them mine.”
Holy Cross head teacher, Pat Snowdon, said the visit brought the Olympics to life for the children. She added: “It is very motivating for the pupils and we are committed to the Olympics as we signed up to the Get Set programme.
“Because of this we have been given eight tickets to the London Games, for which we will be putting interested names in a hat and drawing out the lucky winners.”