School’s Olympic parade

THE OFFICIAL Olympic torch may not be parading through town, but two schools are taking their own version through Ilkeston’s streets next week.

Twenty students from Ormiston Ilkeston and Enterprise Academies will be setting off from the enterprise academy at 9am, complete with their Olympic beacon.

They will parade along Cotmanhay Road, Heanor Road, Manners Road, past Ilkeston Academy, before ending up at the Rutland Rec’, where they will be greeted by one of the official Olympic GB mascots.

All year seven students from both academies will then battle it out for medals in the ‘Ormiston Olympics’.