‘Model student’ handed Olympic torch

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 May 2012

Jack Howard (right) with his Olympic torch.

Jack Howard (right) with his Olympic torch.

Priory Community School

A WESTON pupil has been telling all about his Olympic torch experience after being nominated to carry the flame because of his outstanding attitude.

Jack Howard, aged 11, from Priory Community School, in Queens’ Way, won through out of hundreds of Somerset children for the right to carry the torch 800 metres through Trowbridge last week.

Since winning the competition he has raised money for charity and shown off the torch to pupils at St Mark’s Primary School, in Saint Marks Road, Weston, at its annual summer fair.

Rob Berry, head of the lower school at Priory Community School, said: “Jack excels on the sports field through captaining our year seven rugby team and regularly attending gifted and talented enrichment sessions.

“Throughout all of this Jack sets extremely high expectations of himself and the students around him.

“He displays outstanding levels of maturity, friendship and respect to both staff and students alike, always looking to be helpful and considerate.

“He is a model student and has an attendance figure well above the school target.”

Mother Rita said: “As his parents we are both extremely proud and very pleased for Jack for being selected as an Olympic Torchbearer. It was a very memorable day which Jack will always remember.”

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