Young people are Inspired at cultural tour wrap up
Olympic Torch bearers and young people from throughout South Kesteven enjoyed a special event to mark the end of the South Kesteven Cultural Tour.
The event, held at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham on Tuesday (July 17) was attended by more than 200 people and hosted by Hannah Cunningham, Laura Graves and Tracey Lamb, Young Ambassadors for sports charity Inspire+.
The programme included a torch declaration by St Annes Primary School followed by Olympic dances performed by Walton Girls High School and Isaac Newton Primary School and an Olympic song by Ancaster Church of England Primary School.
Gaynor Nash regional coordinator 2012 Legacy, Debbie Foote and David Moreton Paralympic Gold Medalist all gave inspirational speeches and Grantham Preparatory School finished the event with a Brass Fanfare composed by Paul Wilson MBE.
SKDC's portfolio holder for green, healthy and arts, Cllr John Smith said: "It was great to see so many schools and young people involved in a wonderful evening and it was a fantastic way to round off the South Kesteven Cultural and Olympic Tour."
Vincent Brittain from Inspire+ said: "This celebration event has been a fitting way to conclude the unique and hugely successful South Kesteven Cultural and Olympic Tour that took in 72 schools and engaged thousands of young people. I am so proud of all of the young ambassadors who played their part in ensuring its success and this event gave me the opportunity to thank them personally."
The cultural tour started in November with the designing of a replica torch. The winning design was manufactured and carried from school to school throughout South Kesteven as a focal point for projects for young people during the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
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Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics Chris Graves, London 2012 Torchbearers Tracey Lamb, Debbie Foote and Laura Graves and Zhuoran Yue who came up with the winning torch design.