Olympic torch relay: Day 32

Pupils from Selby High School await the torch's arrival Image copyright School Report
Image caption Pupils from Selby High School await the torch's arrival

The Olympic torch spends another day in Yorkshire, travelling from Hull to York as School Reporters report on its travels.

Pupils at Selby High School have had a very busy day. The torch stopped at their school at 09:34 BST and student Rachel, 12, is the torchbearer carried the torch into the school grounds.

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Students Ben and Laura provide some live commentary as the Olympic torch relay arrives

School Reporters Ben and Laura got the chance to provide live commentary on her arrival for BBC Radio York, bringing the scene to life for listeners with some fantastic and evocative description, as well as explaining their own feelings as the torch came to town.

The torch will also have an encounter with the royal family today as Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice greets the flame as it arrives at Harewood House in Leeds.

At the end of the day, the torch will be carried into the evening celebration in York by former Olympian Harvey Smith - who will be riding a show jumping horse called Paddy!

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16:30: Lauren, Oliver and Lucy were the reporting team for Selby High today and have sent us a written report about their day.

Image caption Rachel carries the torch into the school

In their piece, they say: "When Rachel carried the torch into the school grounds a wave of noise captured the whole event.

"So many people were so happy to have witnessed this once in a lifetime sight and Rachel will no doubt remember this for the rest of her life. It helped to build the excitement for the Olympics and will be remembered for a very long time."

The team also interviewed Jack Crawford, the chair of the Selby District Council.

He told them: "This really connects a small town in North England to the rest of the world and as soon as we knew the Olympics were going to be in England we wanted to be a part of it."

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Students Ben and Laura provide some live commentary as the Olympic torch relay arrives

12:30: Pupils at Selby High School got the chance to see the Olympic torch close up when the flame visited their school this morning.

Student Rachel, 12, carried the torch into the school grounds and School Reporters Ben and Laura got the chance to provide live commentary on her arrival for BBC Radio York.

York's vicious Vikings

The City of York has had lots of foreign visitors over the years, including the Romans and William the Conqueror.

In the year 867AD, the city had a brutal encounter with the Vikings.

Watch Terry Deary, the author of "Horrible Histories", explain how the Vikings settled their arguments - and find out what a Blood Eagle is!

Keep on running!

Which school on the Torch Relay route has the most Olympic spirit? To celebrate the Olympic Torch relay, School Report are after your 'Keep on running' videos.

Check out this video and ask yourselves what makes your school special? Are you the highest, windiest, oldest or noisiest school on the route?

Get your thinking caps on, and get your videos in to us as soon as you can!

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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