Norfolk schools take part in guard of honour for London 2012 opening ceremony

Seven children from Brundall Primary School took part in a special guard of honour at the London 2012 opening ceremony on Friday night.

Along with pupils from Cringleford Primary, the Norwich City Football Club Study Support Centre and a group of Great Yarmouth schools, they formed part of a guard of honour that lined the streets leading to the Olympic Stadium, to cheer on the elite athletes making their way into the spectacular ceremony.

The youngsters were selected for their special roles for getting involved with the Get Set network, the education programme of the 2012 Games, which has been instilling the Olympic and Paralympic values of respect, friendship, inspiration, courage, determination, equality and excellence.

Holding lanterns and banners, each school supported one of the 204 competing teams.

Cringleford Primary's eight pupils made a special banner to support the Switzerland team, while the five schools from Great Yarmouth – St George's. Greenacre Primary, St Nicholas Priory Junior, North Denes Junior and Great Yarmouth High – made a banner to support Brunei.

Only 2,000 children from 250 schools from across the UK took part in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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