Olympic torch relay: Day 57
- 14 July 2012
- From the section Student reports
The Olympic torch will travel along the south coast today, heading from Bournemouth, via the Isle of Wight, to Southampton and lots of School Reporters have been involved in reporting on all things 2012!
Once again, School Reporters have worked alongside the Blue Peter production crew to tell the story of the torch's travels and show off some of the local attractions and highlights.
Meanwhile, School Reporters from Hampshire have been looking beyond just the Olympics, and at the Paralympic Games too. They reported from International Paralympic Day in London at the end of last year.
Blue Peter in Bournemouth!
The recent bad weather means that the Blue Peter team are holding the latest stop on their Big Olympic Tour in Bournemouth instead of the Isle of Wight.
But the show must go on and School Reporters from Christ the King College from the Isle of Wight have been busy making a special TV package for the programme.
They were at Kings Park, Bournemouth for the live broadcast, which will be hosted by Barney Harwood and guest presenter Naomi Wilkinson.
Raising awareness of Paralympic sport
International Paralympic Day took place in Trafalgar Square on 9 September last year, and School Reporters from Thornden School in Hampshire were there.
David and Charlie did a lot of interviewing, while the Prime Minister and Mayor of London were there too.
They also spoke to Adam, a member of the Team GB goalball squad - David's older brother! They also took pictures of their day out.
When they asked him whether the team was ready for the Games, he told them "We're always ready! "
Since September, reporter David has had some good news - he has been selected to be part of Team GB's goalball team alongside his brother!
School Reporter Nick from Hamble Community Sports College in Southampton spoke to fellow pupil - and local torchbearer - Ellie about the responsibility of carrying the Olympic flame. Ellie was nominated by a teacher at the school for her commitment to sport.
Plenty of students from Hamble have shown a keen interest in sport, and to signify this, seven of them have been selected to be Young Games Makers for London 2012. Nick went to speak to youth chairman Bob Bax who explains the selection process.
He also expresses his pride at Hamble College and the Southampton Rotary Club being awarded the London 2012 Olympic Inspire Mark for organising a range of sporting events in the local community.
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.