Library hosts ‘champion’ event

Young visitors were aflame with excitement when Olympic torchbearer Victoria Karran was the star guest at a ‘We Are the Champions’ activity session at the Henry Bloom Noble Library.

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Victoria Karran, centre front, with some of the 'Story Lab' followers, together with borough librarian Jan Macartney, extreme left back row and Scottish Widows colleagues Lynn Sullivan, Nigel Kennett and Juan Clarke

Children were able to get a taste of the London 2012 excitement by holding the torch and asking Victoria about her experience on June 2nd this year when she joined with other Olympic flame carriers in the Island.

The session was one of a series organised by the library in support of Story Lab, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge being sponsored by Scottish Widows. The challenge requires children to read six books of their choice during the holidays and, as they progress through the challenge, earn collectable incentives and rewards.

Victoria, who was the volunteer co-ordinator for the Commonwealth Youth Games last year, is company secretary to the Clerical Medical Group in the Isle of Man, which operates under the Scottish Widows brand, part of the Lloyds Banking group and one of four Olympic torch relay presenting partners.

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'Flame at last': Daniel Lawrie, six

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Victoria lights up the activity session talking about her role as an Olympic torch bearer

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