Sunderland nursery children hold their own torch relay

Ellie Darcy, aged four, with fellow pupils at the St  Mary's Nursery on the Chester Road campus of Sunderland University.'The pupils celebrated the Olympic Torch coming to Sunderland by having their own relay of torches.

Ellie Darcy, aged four, with fellow pupils at the St Mary's Nursery on the Chester Road campus of Sunderland University.'The pupils celebrated the Olympic Torch coming to Sunderland by having their own relay of torches.

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PRE-SCHOOL youngsters celebrated the Olympic torch coming to the city in their own unique style.

Little ones at St Mary’s Nursery in Sunderland’s Chester Road staged their own Olympic torch relay to mark today’s event.

Children aged three to four years from the University of Sunderland’s nursery even made their own torches.

Childcare Centre Manager Susan Glendinning said the relay was as much about teaching the young children to be responsible citizens as it was about sport.

She said: “Our parents donated junk modelling materials such as bottles, egg boxes and yoghurt pots on a regular basis, which we use to create models.

“For the last few weeks the children’s activities focused on creating their own Olympic torch and also around recycling.

“All of our Ladybird children, aged three and four, were involved and talked about recycling and reusing materials. Our children were very enthusiastic with creating their torches and enjoyed the discussions and asked lots of questions.”

The children held their mini Olympic Torch Relay yesterday.