Schools will be flying the flag as Olympic Torch relay arrives in North Lincolnshire
Schools from North Lincolnshire have been getting in the Olympic spirit in preparation for the torch relay coming to the region.
North Lincolnshire Council has offered special viewing spaces along the route to schools.
Hundreds of school children are also expected to line the streets as the torch passes through Scunthorpe, Brigg and Wrawby on Tuesday, June 26.
This will be day 39 of the torch relay and will signal 24 days until the opening ceremony.
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Students from Scunthorpe Church of England Primary School will need the spirit of an Olympian to try to win one of 50 places to view the torch at close quarters.
Key Stage Two students aged between seven and 11 have been challenged to write a letter on why they should be awarded one of the places to see the torch.
Jennie Fullwood, head teacher at the school, said: "The children had to write a letter based on the strength of an Olympian.
"We are also holding a summer Olympics at Quibell Park with other schools, for the children to take part in Olympic style events."
The 50 best letters will be chosen and the child who writes each letter will be given the chance to see the torch as it passes through the region.
The event is being described as North Lincolnshire's moment to shine, and the experience is set to be one that the school children will never forget.
Fifty students from St Bernadette's Primary School in Scunthorpe will line the streets as the Olympic torch passes the school.
The school is one of the 25 to have been assigned special viewing points as the torch relay passes through the area.
The students, all aged between seven and 11, will welcome the torch as it passes down Queensway past the gates of the school.
Jo Sulkowski, head teacher at the school, said: "As part of the parade, 50 of our students will line the streets as the torch goes down Queensway.
"We staged a mini-opening ceremony and the children have been making Olympic torches and mascots in preparation.
"We then chose the winning designs and created a podium for the children with the best designs."
Learning about the Olympics has opened up education opportunities for the schools and pupils have been finding out about the different countries that are competing.
Just weeks after reading about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, students from Grange Lane Infant School in Scunthorpe will learn about all aspects of the Olympics and countries involved.
Lorraine Johnson, head teacher, said: "We will be doing quite a lot of work around the different countries taking part.
"The children will be learning about all the different cultures of the countries involved.
"The children will really be getting in the Olympic spirit."
A theatre company has also been in to the school to teach the students about the history of the Olympics.
But one school whose pupils will be watching the torch relay on the day has had a visit from an Olympic athlete to get them in the mood.
Annie Lush will form part of the Great British sailing team alongside sisters Lucy and Kate McGregor.
The trio were World Champions in 2010 and later this month are hoping to regain the title that they lost to the US team in 2011.
Annie presented trophies to students at Vale Academy, Brigg, who have excelled in PE and music.
Lewis May and Ruben Lansley were praised for their successes in windsurfing.
Tilly Davies received the award for pianist of the year and the school's year seven girls football team also received an award.
Spokesman Sue Beasley said: "Annie told us about how much dedication and hard work it takes to get to even be selected for the Olympics.
"Her presentation was truly inspirational and she was so impassioned about sailing and going for gold."