Olympic torch relay: Day 45
- 2 July 2012
- From the section Student reports
The torch begins day 45 of its journey in Coventry and School Reporters are on hand to report on the day's events.
It's going to be a hugely busy day for the reporting team from Whitley Academy in Coventry!
The team are going to be out early, reporting as the relay sets off on its journey to Leicester. Then they'll be off to interview a group of torchbearers before heading back to school, where their fellow students are involved in a local relay event.
Why not take a look at the photo gallery of some of their reporting?
0837: Jamie may have been busy interviewing spectators earlier but the tables have been turned on him!
He was interviewed live on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. Stay tuned for more updates!
0720: The torch has been lit and is on the move, the team from Whitley Academy tell us. Although it's been a cloudy start to the day, there were lots of people there to see the flame set out on it's journey.
The reporters had a very early start - Chloe says they got up at 4am!
But their dedication to the story has already paid off as they've been busy interviewing people in the crowd, including some local dancers!
In April, the organisers of the torch relay rehearsed how it would work on the Leciester to Peterborough leg of the journey.
The 80-mile practise run was held to make sure that all the arrangements for the actual relay would work, such as security for the torch.
School Reporters from Catmose College in Oakham went along to see the rehearsal and reported on it.
The students even got the chance to hold the torch.
They said that "We had the chance to have our photograph taken with a torch bearer who was running from outside our school to the level crossing in Oakham."
They also thought it was a "wonderful chance to get involved in history."
Showcasing hard work in Hastings
School Reporters from Leicestershire believe the London 2012 Games is a great chance for the world to unite.
So how excited are they? Why is it such a huge event? What does it mean to them?
School Reporters Harriet, Anglie and Ellie from Rugby High School explain exactly how the Olympics intend to benefit young people.
Speaking of Lord Coe and the London 2012 team, the pupils concluded that one of the objectives of the Olympics is to encourage "more young people to involve themselves in sport and become more inspired by the Games" and looked into participation rates in their area.
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.