How Important are the Olympic Games to Conisbrough?

On the 26th June, the Olympic torch will pass through Conisbrough, going along Old Road outside the school. I think it is a real pity that the route organisers didn’t have the foresight to change the journey just a few metres so that the torch could pass through school grounds, because if they had done that then we could have made sure that every child had the opportunity to see the flame. As a school, we cannot take children onto the road to see the flame as we couldn’t supervise them¬†properly ( we need a ratio of 1 adult to¬†4 children in Nursery for example for that sort of activity). So we need to decide what to do. Some people might say that we should just get on with lessons and treat it as a normal day, some people might say we should just take a few children out, some might say that we should ask parents who want their child to see the flame to take them out of school temporarily… I am going to see if the organisers might change their route slightly to come through school grounds, but I suspect they won’t – so we do need a solution. So what do people think? Is it important? What could we do? As a staff, we think that the week of the torch would be a good week for our SPORTS WEEK, which this year would include a trip to the seaside for all children (for beach sports!) is this a good idea?