Olympic torch relay: Day 38

School Reporters interview Ed Balls at torch relay

School Reporters in Yorkshire have already been busy reporting the torch relay's journey through their area as it makes its way to Sheffield.

School Reporter Jonah from Morley Academy describes the moment the torch arrived at his school

Pupils from Morley Academy have been interviewing shadow chancellor and local MP Ed Balls about having the torch come to their area.

"I think it's really exciting and a great honour," he told the School Reporters.

"Look at all these children here from primary schools as well as Morley Academy, all come out to celebrate: I think Morley's going to do this torch proud."

Ed Balls tells School Reporters from Morley Academy how he feels about the torch coming to the area

Lord Coe will carry the Olympic torch in Sheffield, where he started his athletics career.

He's the man planning the Games and - as you can see from the photo - School Reporters have been speaking to him.

Don't forget, it's World Sport Day today and School Report wants to hear what's going on in your school to mark it. We'll be featuring your content throughout National School Sport Week, so do email us your reports!

And we have also taken the opportunity to showcase some of the great Olympic and 2012-related reporting that schools along today's route have already been up to, including an interview Olympic gold medal hopeful Jessica Ennis.

Latest updates

Lord Coe goes back to school for the torch relay!

Late update Isabelle and and Amanda's TV report on Lord Coe's visit to his old school in Tapton was good it made it onto BBC Look North last night.

Watch them speak to Lord Coe's old PE teacher and find out why he stood out from the crowd when it came to running!

The girls who also made a radio report which ran on BBC Radio Sheffield.

15:42: Lord Coe has been speaking to Isabelle and Amanda from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College. He's in Sheffield to carry the Olympic torch and told the girls he is excited.

It's not the first time the girls have interviewed Lord Coe. Back in March, they got a scoop when he told them that he would be running with the torch in Sheffield.

The girls said: "It was good to speak to Lord Coe again. We were really pleased he remembered giving us the exclusive at the Olympic Park!"

Jonathan Edwards with two School Reporters The team grab a word with Jonathan Edwards

12:06 Pop star Lemar tells School Reporters he has had a great time launching World Sport Day at Burntwood School today - he was a surprise guest!

10:30 School Reporters at Burntwood School in South London are busy reporting on the World Sport Day event happening at their school this morning.

The team have already secured an interview with Jonathan Edwards - stay tuned for more updates!

Jessica Ennis gets ready for Olympic challenge

School Reporters Stefen and Maisie from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College interviewed Jessica about her preparations for the Olympics

As one of Great Britain's best hopes of a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, the pressure is very much on heptathlete Jessica Ennis.

Speaking to School Reporters from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College in Sheffield, the 26-year-old revealed her daily training regime and the sacrifices she's made to reach the top of her sport.

Ennis even challenged the pupils to a sit-up competition... they wisely declined!

School Reporters buzzing on trip to Olympic Park

On Breakfast with Toby Foster on BBC Radio Sheffield, the School Reporters and their teachers spoke to Toby about their excitement ahead of their interview with Lord Coe.

With Lord Coe being a former Sheffield resident - and despite their teacher thinking the students "don't quite know" who Lord Coe is - the School Reporters from Handsworth Grange Community College were buzzing about their trip to the Olympic Park.

2012 Reporting

Jonah, Steven and Daniel from Morley Academy report on the excitement of the torch coming to their area. They've also interviewed staff and pupils about their favourite Olympic sport as well as who they feel deserves to be a torchbearer.

Meanwhile Sarah and Abigail from St Wilfred's Catholic School in Wakefield are taking a look back to the past with their report on the ancient Olympics.

They discuss how the sport has changed over time and is no longer as violent as it used to be with modern sports such as table tennis replacing traditional ones such as wrestling- which used to have barely any rules!

And students at Dinnington Comprehensive managed to get an interview with their PE teacher Miss Abdulkarim , who is a torchbearer.

Don't forget...

The BBC's torch relay website at www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay is the perfect place to keep across everything, watch the torch's journey continuously and get full details of the route.

For tips on reporting the Olympic torch relay, visit our special learning resource for some advice on how to cover it when it comes to your area.

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