The original Olympic relay torch used at the 1948 London
Games will be in Walsall for a special festival at the University
The Walsall Campus is hosting the ‘Flames: Lighting the Way’
event on Tuesday, 16 November 2010. The event will provide free
training about healthy living to University students and college
staff who provide physical activity sessions.
The Flames programme uses the Olympic and Paralympic values to
support the delivery of health based physical activity sessions to
children and young people within schools and the community.
The aim is to establish an active legacy for children and young
people and enrich learning for young leaders in FE and sixth form
The University’s Sports Department is hosting the event for the
region’s college staff and the British Heart Foundation will
deliver the training. Participants will be trained to deliver a
range of sporting activities including relays, agility games, and
skipping. They will also learn how to embed the Olympic values in
the delivery of their programmes.
Participants will also get the chance to see the 1948 Olympic
Hannah Dingley, Senior Lecturer at the University, said: “We are
delighted to be hosting this event and to be involved in the Flames
programme in the run up to the 2012 Olympics Games. We hope
everyone who comes along will gain inspiration and ideas from the
For more information about the event, contact Anna Chalkley from
the British Heart Foundation National Centre on 01509 228263.
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Friday, 12 November 2010
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