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"Then I Gave a High-Five to a Bear"
Today saw the Olympic torch come to town ... and Reuben's school got to run behind it. It's not everyday that you get to take part in such a unique event and Reuben was so excited that he wanted to write his own blog to remind him of the experience.
"Thursday 31st May I woke up early in the morning and went downstairs to get into my Olympic t-shirt. I went to school and ran behind the Olympic torch. I ran past Miss Timms, then I saw Orla and Mummy and I went over to see them, but Miss Timms overtook me again. Mummy took a picture of me, and I started running again and passed Miss Andrews. Then I gave a high-five to a bear. I ran down a hill then I went on my Daddy's shoulders so I could see the Olympic torch better. I ran up the very big hill. It took a very long time to get up the hill. I was very tired. Finally I got to the end. I went to the gazebo and had a biscuit ... then I went back to school on a coach."
It truly was a great experience and one that will stay with us for years. The entire route (all 2 miles of it) was lined with people waving flags and cheering.
This was especially welcome on the 'very big hill' which even several of the grown ups found challenging. And if you were wondering about the high-five with a bear ... it was one of several girls from a local dancing school dressed as bears (Congleton is known as Beartown).