Olympic torch relay: Day 15

School Reporters from Lagan College in Belfast work with the Blue Peter team to produce a report about the second week of the Olympic torch relay and introduction to their city.

As the torch relay starts its third week of travelling around the UK, the flame got back on board the specially-named plane Firefly today to make its way from Liverpool, landing at Ronaldsway Airport in the Isle of Man.

It is a big day on the island today because as well as the torch relay's visit, it is also the first day of racing in the annual Isle of Man TT. Even the Olympic flame got a bit of superbike action!

The flame also travelled on a horse tram, bike and RNLI lifeboat as part of Day 15.

Torchbearer carrying Olympic flame whilst riding on back of motorbike The Olympic flame got on the back of a motorbike as it arrived in Douglas, Isle of Man to mark the first day of TT racing on the island

School Reporters have again been telling the story of its journey in conjunction with the Blue Peter Big Olympic Tour, which this week was from Ormeau Park in Belfast and included special guest Nicky from Westlife.

Students from Lagan College have been working with the Blue Peter team to tell the story of the torch over the last week, which included celebrity runners Chris Moyles and boxer Amir Khan.

In the report Dempsey also introduces their home city of Belfast, where the Olympic flame will arrive at the end of the day.


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And check out one of her favourite shopping spots and Belfast's newest landmark, the Titantic Museum which opened in April to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

The pupils said they had loved the opportunity to create their report.

"It was a great experience," said Ben, 13.

"It has inspired me in pursuing media as a possible career."

And 12-year-old Jack added: "I found it very interesting. My main job was filming the presentations from a range of angles. It was good fun and a good experience."

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