Kids 1st Wynyard welcome two Olympic Torches

29th May 2012
Kids 1st Wynyard welcome two Olympic Torches

Last week children at Kids 1st Wynyard celebrated the 2012 Olympics with the arrival of an Olympic Torch from the 1948 games.

Kids 1st Wynyard received a visit from Guy Taylor, the National Scheme Director of the Talented Athletes Sponsorship Scheme (TASS), who brought with him the 1948 London Olympic Torch and the 2012 Paralympics Torch. The torch from 1948 was used in the opening ceremony and there are only two in the world, the other is in the Olympic Museum in Switzerland.

During the day the children learnt all about the torches from Guy and he also told them about the 2012 Olympics and their importance.

Tracey Winter, Nursery Manager at Kids 1st Wynyard said: “We were thrilled when Guy said he would come down to the nursery. We have lots planned over the summer for the Olympics but to see the torches up close was a very special treat for the children and something they will never forget.

At Kids 1st we encourage active outdoor play so to meet Guy and to learn about the Olympics really illustrated to the children the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the opportunities it can bring.”