Olympic Torchbearer will open School Games

By NickiBlake on June 6th, 2012 - comments

An Olympic Torchbearer from Lincoln will officially open the Lincolnshire School Games later this month at Lincoln Castle Academy.

18 year old Amy-May Saunders, a gymnastics coach at Witham Hill Gymnastics Club, will carry the Olympic Flame through Grimsby on Tuesday 26th June, and will officially open the Games the following day.

Amy was selected as a Torchbearer for her dedication to gymnastics, and her inspirational story will be showcased to 1500 schoolchildren at the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 27th June.

Gareth Short, School Games Project Officer at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said: “We are delighted to welcome Amy-May to the Lincolnshire School Games and hope that her story will inspire hundreds of schoolchildren at the event. Amy-May will be bringing her Olympic Torch and we’re really excited that a Torchbearer from our county will officially open the event.”

The Opening Ceremony of the Lincolnshire School Games also includes a parade of athletes, similar to the Opening Ceremony of an Olympic Games, a performance from youth music group Jazz Vehicle, a celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic values through song, and much more.

Gareth said: “The Opening Ceremony is an important part of the School Games. This event is the concluding competition for a number of sporting tournaments throughout the school year and we really wanted to create something that reflected the London 2012 Games.”

For more information about the Lincolnshire School Games, visit www.lssc.co.uk.