Schools’ own Olympic torch

YOUNG people across Rotherham will hold their own Olympic torch event, beginning this month.

Ahead of the Olympic Torch Relay which comes to Rotherham in June, youngsters have created their personal torch to travel around Rotherham’s schools.

The torch will wend its way round during April, May and June as part of the “Lighting the Flame” project

Joyce Thacker, strategic director for young people’s services, said: “The project will help take the Olympic spirit into every community in Rotherham.

The project will close as Rotherham Children’s Festival begins on June 18.