Netherhall Student Carries Olympic Torch
On Sunday 8th July at 6.30am Netherhall Sixth Form student Alice Ellison, who has been at the school since she was 11 years old and has enjoyed 7 years with us, was proudly traversing the Great Court at Trinity College, Cambridge University with the Olympic torch in hand. This wonderful event was covered by the BBC and broadcast nation wide, including being published in the Cambridge evening news. It was a great honour for Alice to carry the Olympic flame through such a historic venue and area of academic excellence. She navigated the torrential rain and wind with an air of humility and conscientiousness.
Alice remarked, “It was a great honour and privilege to be chosen to run with the Olympic flame in such an iconic venue”.
Alice kindly brought the torch into Netherhall School so that fellow students and staff might see the artefact and speak with her personally about her experiences of the day and what she did to be nominated for carrying the flame. Alice has worked hard to develop a strong relationship between sports, the school’s PRIDE initiatives, charities and her local community. She was nominated for a myriad of reasons to bear the Olympic flame and was proud to carry it in her hometown of Cambridge.
The Head of the Sixth, who was privileged enough to be a spectator at the venue said, “She was tremendous, dealing with television and radio interviews, photographers and lots of rain with great calm, ease and modesty. I was bursting with pride!”
Well done Alice you have made us all very proud and you should be brimming with pride yourself.
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