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The alternative torch relay made the news for both the BBC, Uckfield News and This Is Sussex.
The Olympic torch travelled through Sussex on 17th and 18th July, but when it came to Uckfield only in convoy form. This meant many local people were disappointed at not being able to fully take part in the iconic event as torch holders ran past. Undeterred the pupils of UCTC and six primary schools staged their own alternative Torch Relay which was a fantastic success and enable many to participate and enjoy the fun and experience of the Olympic procession.
BBC Sussex made this headline news—an extract from their coverage is below:
“Uckfield hosts its own Olympic torch relay
Uckfield's alternative relay has its own torch as well as a back up torch
A Sussex town, which is not on the Olympic torch relay route, is hosting an alternative torchbearer relay.
Pupils from Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC) and six of the town's primary schools are carrying a torch through the town. The torch, which is travelling a 2.9mile (4.7km) route, has been designed and made pupils at UCTC. The alternative torch relay is part of the town's annual ten-day summer festival.”
Read the full BBC Coverage on the BBC News Sussex Web Site at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-18856262
and at This Is Sussex at http://www.thisissussex.co.uk/
and at Uckfield News where there are lots of good pictures http://www.uckfieldnews.com/