Olympic torch relay: Day 50
- 7 July 2012
- From the section Student reports
The Olympic torch relay will visit an Olympic venue and a famous airfield as it continues its journey through Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and into Cambridge and School Reporters will help tell the story of its travels.
School Reporters from Newport Free Grammar School in Saffron Walden have worked with the Blue Peter Big Olympic Tour crew to create a special film telling the story of the last week of the relay, as well as highlighting some of their favourite local places.
Saturday's 117 torchbearers will also include chef Jamie Oliver and Olympian Iwan Thomas along the 145-mile route.
The flame will be carried to the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross, where the Olympic canoe slalom event will be held.
At lunchtime, the torch will stop at Imperial War Museum Duxford before continuing on to Cambridge, where the evening celebration will be held.
School Reporters across the region have been busy reporting on the big news of 2012 - scroll down for some of the highlights!
Blue Peter in Saffron Walden
The Blue Peter Big Olympic Tour is in Saffron Walden Common in Saffron Walden today.
School Reporters from Newport Free Grammar School have teamed up with Blue Peter to make a film about where the torch has been this week and introduce us all to some of the best places to visit in their area.
Do you know how many people watched the opening ceremony of the last Olympic Games? How about where Great Britain currently ranks in the Olympic tables?
Find out the answers to these questions and more as School Reporters from Samuel Ward School in Haverhill take to the streets to see how much we really know about the Olympic Games.
Westley Middle School participated in mimicking the Olympic torch relay in aid of Sport Relief. They joined with Horinger Court to pass the torch over and raise money and awareness in a unique way. The students put forward their thoughts on the day.
And pupils at Castle Manor in Haverhill discussed some of the Olympic events taking place at this year's games and listed some of the countries who will be participating.
School Report Relay videos
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!
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.