Olympic torch relay: Day 60

Torchbearer Colin Bentley takes the Olympic torch through Brighton on day 60 Torchbearer Colin Bentley has some fun as he carries the flame in Brighton

The Olympic Stadium will welcome the torch in only 10 days, and it makes its way towards London along the south coast today.

It will start on the seaside at Brighton and Hove, before moving inland, and ending the day back on the coast at Hastings.

School Reporters have once again been telling the story of the torch and 2012 in general from all kinds of angles, with pupils at Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove interviewing one of today's torchbearers, Charlie Grice, an aspiring Olympian and a student at their school.

Meanwhile, students from Sackville School in East Grinstead were very excited when they found out the torch would go through their town.

And lots of other schools along the route have been involved in reporting on 2012 stories this year.

The torch comes to town

When it was announced that the torch relay would be visiting their town, School Reporters from Sackville School in East Grinstead gave their perspective.

"I think that it is really cool that the torch is coming through East Grinstead, and it's good for the town too!" - Thomas, 11

Sackville School Abby would be honoured to carry the torch through her home town.

"I can't believe that it's going through East Grinstead!" - Olivia, 11

"Nothing exciting EVER happens in East Grinstead, can't believe the torch is passing through here!" - Sam, 13

"I'm happy because I will see the torch. It's amazing that the torch is coming here!" - Andy, 11

"I feel so privileged that the Olympic torch is being carried through East Grinstead." - Alex, 11

The school also has several potential torchbearers, including Abby, 13:

"I can't believe it; I would feel so privileged to carry the torch through East Grinstead," said Abby.

"I was really shocked to be nominated, but I'm absolutely thrilled!"

2012 reporting

Michael from Imberhorne High School in East Grinstead interviewed a member of the local tourism office about the impact of the torch coming to the area.

He was told it was "a great opportunity for East Grinstead to shine" and it has something very unique to offer due to the "contrast between the medieval Tudor high street and the hi-tech torch".

The interviewee also hinted towards plans for the evening celebrations, but wouldn't give too much away as details of the star attraction are being kept firmly under wraps - even when Michael's morality slipped and he offered a bribe for the inside scoop!

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys took a different angle in their reports by shedding light on some of the less covered Olympic stories.

With an extra 3m people set to use St Pancras station this summer, they looked into the multi-million pound restoration project hoping to make transport links more efficient and take spectators from St Pancreas to the Olympic Park in just seven minutes.

They also considered the highly controversial use of "kettling" as a method of crowd control and whether this could arise as a result of the Games, alongside reporting on the negative social impact of team GB's hygiene rules which state they should avoid shaking hands with other athletes.

Chailey School pupils Harry and Sam ask what are the Olympics all about and how can schools get involved? They speak to their PE teacher about what the Games will bring to the country both socially and in terms of sporting success for Great Britain.

St Richard's Catholic School reported on Olympic hopeful, Hannah Keen, having made it through the qualifying stages to go and swim in the London Aquatic Centre.

They reveal Hannah's mentality on the day as tried to forget the pressure and "enjoy the moment" before she swam to compete in the semi-finals. Read their full report to see how Hannah got on at the event.

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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