Olympic torch relay: Students welcome Olympic flame to Selby!
Today the Olympic torch entered Selby High School's grounds as our town was fortunate enough to be involved in the amazing torch relay!
The relay is travelling tirelessly all over the UK for 70 days in order to excite the public about the upcoming Olympics in London.
2012 is the year and the Olympics are less than 40 days away so the buzz for the Olympics is ever growing.
End Quote Mr Jack Crawford, chair of Selby District Council
As soon as we knew the Olympics were going to be in England we wanted to be a part of it”
Selby High School was overjoyed to be a resting point in the Olympic torch relay. Especially as Rachel, one of the school's students was the very lucky girl who ran with the Olympic torch and brought it to the grounds.
She was nominated by Miss Gail Smith, a PE teacher at Selby High.
It was a phenomenal honour for the district of Selby and it was great to see such a large crowd snaking through the town to see this historical event.
Of course, the students from Selby High School were thrilled to be part of the relay and they showed their enthusiasm throughout the whole event, waving their flags patriotically and cheering merrily.
An honoured guest was Mr Jack Crawford, chair of Selby District Council. He arrived, proudly wearing his chain of office, and luckily he was available for an interview.
"The organisation is fantastic and the whole day should be wonderful," he told us. "I'm really looking forward to it.
"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."
Finally 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. History was made today! Let's hope Great Britain make history again by bringing lots of gold medals home!