Counting down to the Olympics

YOUNGSTERS at St Peter’s Primary School in Portishead have begun their countdown to the 2012 Olympics.

Pupils took delivery of 15 flags after the school was split into cross year-group teams and given a country involved in the Olympics to represent.

The flags will be displayed as part of the initial celebrations and then used in the school’s Olympic opening ceremony.

Olympic activities co-ordinator and class teacher Beth Wood said: “The Olympics has given us a great focus for international studies and the children are extremely excited about representing their new country team.

“Our Olympic celebrations will conclude with a three-day event in the summer when pupils will compete to become the St Peter’s Olympic champions.”