Olympic torch relay: Day 8

School Reporters from St Cenydd Comprehensive School worked with the Blue Peter team to produce a report about the first week of the torch relay

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On its second day in Wales, the Olympic flame made its way from capital city Cardiff to Swansea while the first of the Blue Peter Big Olympic Tour events got under way from Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields in Caerphilly.

School Reporters from St Cenydd Comprehensive School in Caerphilly worked with the Blue Peter team to produce a report about the first week of the torch relay.

The report flagged up some of the local highlights like Cwmcarn Forest, where a totem pole is placed in honour of John Evans who set off to the United States in 1793 in search of a native Indian tribe who he thought would be speaking Welsh!

Unfortunately they couldn't...

School Report has also been finding out what London 2012 means to pupils in schools along the route, so scroll down to see what young people from Howell's School in Cardiff and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd in Bridgend feel ahead of the Games in our short clips.

Blue Peter Big Olympic Tour

The first Blue Peter Big Olympic Tour event took place in Caerphilly, with the show broadcast in front of a large crowd!

The programme, which went out at 09:00 BST on BBC Two, featured Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave alongside presenters Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood, while 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene gave an expert guide to his event.

Pupils from St Cenydd Comprehensive School workied with Blue Peter to produce a report about the torch's first week on the road and you can see their report at the top of the page.

After the show, the presenters hosted a live event, which encouraged families to take part in a host of interactive action-packed activities.

Young voices

School Reporters from Cardiff on what London 2012 means to them

School Reporters at Howell's School in Cardiff have been telling the BBC what 2012 means to them and explaining what they are most looking forward to about the Games.

Answers include seeing lots of world records being broken during the action and getting the opportunity to see a superstar athlete like Usain Bolt at the top of his game.

And Welsh-speaking School Reporters from Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd in Bridgend have also been discussing how they feel about the Olympics and everything that surrounds it, including the torch relay itself.

And don't worry... subtitles are available for non-Welsh speakers!

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.

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