June 29th 2012
This event was a great sucess for everyone that took part, performed and came down on the day to see the Torch go by.
In the Yurt we made flags and olympic rings with lots and lots of excited and eager children, some great designs came out of the day and later the flags waved the Torch on and stood out in the crowds. Artist Amanda Whewell made some fabulous rings and the yurt stayed busy from opening time right through to 5.15pm when the Torch arrived. In all over 300 children took part in the activitesin the build up to the Torch.
Afterwards in the sunny evening post Torch procession, Storyteller Shonaleigh, did a fantastic job of engaging children in a wonderful world of stories and adventures from around the world. The yurt stayed very busy with over 1oo children listening in, but it was a more relaxed pace than the earlier session and everyone got to enjoy the tales. We finished the event at 7.00pm and all in all it was a great day, plenty to do and great food to eat as well as some fantastic art and stories. Well done to everyone and thanks to Terry and Alister from HPBC for all their support.
Pictures from the Olympic Torch event held at Buxton Pavillion Gardens, June 29th 2012