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Paralympic Torch visits Fintry Primary School

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Torch visited Fintry Primary School today. It is on this journey visiting 100 schools throughout Britain before the games and Fintry Primary was lucky to be part of this group.  All the children lined the playground and cheered our 10 walkers on as they did a celebratory lap of the school playground.

With the four Paralympic values inscribed on its side in Braille, the torch will spread the spirit of the Games across Brazil.

 

The Paralympic Torch was created from the same design concept as the Olympic Torch celebrating passion and transformation, the essence of Rio 2016. This shared beginning illustrates the equality of the two torches. When closed, the they look the same. When opened, the Olympic and Paralympic characters reveal themselves.

On 2 September there will also be a ceremony in the British town of Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games, for the lighting of the Heritage Flame. This flame will be combined with the five regional Brazilian flames in Rio de Janeiro on 6 September, forming the Rio 2016 Paralympic flame, which will be carried around Rio on the last two days of the relay, before being used to light the Paralympic Cauldron at the opening ceremony in the Maracanã Stadium on 7 September.