Rachel Bown, a PE teacher at Larkrise School in Trowbridge and a Great Britain Age-Group triathlete, carried the Olympic torch thorough Croscombe, near Shepton Mallet on 22 May. The majority of the children Rachel teaches couldn’t travel there to see it, so Rachel and the school organised their own mini-relay back in Trowbridge, with a little help from The Consortium. All the children could then share this amazing experience with her.
The Consortium donated flags, whistles and rattles for the children to use to cheer Rachel on and eight staff from the company’s buying team offered Olympic-themed face painting, donned hi-vis jackets to act as marshalls and baked cakes for a celebration tea party after the relay.
Ruth Whitaker, Category Manager at The Consortium, commented “My team are responsible for sourcing educational resources for schools so we were all keen to help Larkrise School with this wonderful event. It was good for us as a team to see how much the children got out of the day as it really brings our work to life.”
Rachel said “The Consortium team helped create the perfect day. The whole school came together to celebrate this little bit of history. My moment to shine, became our moment to shine together!”