It's Olympic torch day today in my home town of Newbury and there seems to be a fair degree of excitement, even more so as the day is dry and sunny?
There is a fair amount of frustration too from two of my children. Their school has been Olympic mad all this year and has been promoting the significance of the event in all sorts of ways BUT has refused to allow pupils to go and see the Torch. My daughter is incredulous that the school can be so pro the Olympics but then not allow any degree of participation (even when the procession is on the door step). I think a fair number of pupils are just not turning up at school today and I'm very curious as to how many of them this will be.
STOP PRESS: School have relented and are letting pupils go