Clevedon teen’s torch honour

A TEENAGER from Clevedon had the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch through crowds of people in Bristol.

Lauren Civill-Holt was selected to be a torchbearer due to her enthusiasm for sport and her aims to inspire more children to exercise and a get active.

The 19-year-old carried the torch through St George’s in Bristol on May 22, the day before the torch visited North Somerset.

Currently studying at Cardiff University, Lauren is a former pupil of Tickenham Primary School as well as Nailsea School and Clevedon School, where she studied for her A-levels.

Last week, Lauren took her torch to Tickenham Primary School, where her brother Reilly is a pupil, to allow his classmates to look at it firsthand.


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In her application to become a torchbearer, Lauren said: “I’m hoping to become a paediatric physiotherapist at Great Ormond Street hospital and inspire young children to exercise, play sport and get the most out of life by being kind, caring, listening to them and inspiring them to help themselves and give them a better quality of life.”

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