Inspired by the Games, more than 4,000 school pupils from 180
schools have taken part in the event to carry the 1948 London and 1956
Melbourne Olympic Torches through every London borough over the last four weeks.
Events started on 3 October in Newham, passing along one of the 2012 Games Walking and Cycling routes before going to Havering. Here, former and current Olympic athletes and celebrities including Lloyd Scott MBE and Mark Hunter MBE, as well as youth athlete Victoria Ohuruogu, joined in the relay launch.
Today, Wenlock and Mandeville joined pupils from schools in Greenwich who took part in an orienteering event around Greenwich Park.
This event marked the close of activities across London to encourage children to make walking part of their everyday lives.
The purpose of these events was to inspire more children to walk to school more often. Looking at the excitement on the children’s faces as they took part, I’m confident they have. Moving forward, work is already underway to make sure the momentum isn’t lost and to plan next year’s events!