Olympic torch relay: Day 41

Ella, 12, from Arnold Hill Academy runs with the Olympic torch in Mansfield.

The Olympic torch continues its journey around the UK, travelling from Lincoln to Nottingham and School Reporters are on hand to watch history being made as it comes to their area.

School Reporters from Arnold Hill Academy will be in Mansfield today to watch Year 7 student Ella run with the Olympic torch.

Headteacher Mr Fugill says it will be "a proud moment for Ella, as well as the teachers who nominated her".

Pupils at Ashfield School in Mansfield have already been looking ahead to the Paralympic Games.

Brothers Sam and Ollie Hynd are both set to compete at the Aquatics Centre this summer. They both went to Ashfield so the reporting team chose to write a report about the brothers.

And we have the latest in our series of videos from Terry Deary, the author of Horrible Histories, who has been working with School Report to tell the quirky stories of some of the towns and cities along the route.

Today Terry tells us about Nottingham and its rebellious resident - and no, it's not Robin Hood!


13:28 You can now watch Ella's run with the torch by clicking on the video at the top of this page. Well done Ella!

11:52 It's raining in Mansfield but everyone's having a "brilliant" time, according to reporters from Arnold Hill Academy. "All her friends are loving it," the team say.

10:54 Pupils from Arnold Hill Academy are preparing to report as fellow student Ella runs with the torch in Mansfield.

They say there is "excitement all around" as people wait for the relay to pass.

School Report Summer Shout Out Day!

It's been a busy summer of reporting for School Reporters across the UK and today, the School Report website is giving special shout outs to recognise all their hard work!

We want to hear what you've been reporting on so far and what plans you are making to keep reporting through the summer.

If you think your School Report team deserves a SHOUT OUT, get in touch with us today!

"Horrible Histories" of the torch relay: Nottingham

Robin Hood is one of Nottingham's most famous residents - but the city has been home to other rebels too!

The Olympic torch relay reaches Nottingham this evening. The city is famous for being the home of Robin Hood and the flame will even visit Sherwood Forest, where Robin is said to have spent much of his time.

But as "Horrible Histories" author Terry Deary explains, the man in green tights wasn't the only rebel to hang around in the area.

School Report Relay videos

School Reporters 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 the stunning efforts from School Reporters at Sarah Bonnell School, William Brookes School, Cape Cornwall School, Parkside Sports College and Cardinal Newman Catholic School, 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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