Leeds City College Olympics Blog
College Provides Torch Ambassadors
Several Leeds City College students and staff volunteered to help the Torch Relay run smoothly as it reached Leeds yesterday and continued its journey today (Monday 25th).
Paul Kitson, a Help Zone Adviser at the College, was one of the volunteers known as Torch Ambassadors. He was part of the team responsible for the part of the relay which travelled from the end of Call Lane before going over Leeds Bridge towards Crown Point.
In his role, Paul was required to be an information point for the crowds and to make sure they are safe from passing traffic. He fielded many questions from the spectators who included school kids, local residents and workers.
He said: “It was an early start as we had to be in Leeds an hour and a half before the torch set off from its start point, so I was in Leeds at 5:30am!
It is hard to describe the feeling you have as it’s something new and not many people will have gone through it and will probably never do it again. It all happens so fast and then it’s gone and over with without really knowing it, I think the best word to use would be surreal!”