EXCITEMENT is mounting in anticipation of the arrival of the Olympic torch into the city centre.
Thousands of people are waiting on in Wakefield and on Wentworth Street the crowds are cheering every vehicle that passes ahead of the torch convoy, which is almost in Ossett.
And among the crowds are pupils from Wakefield Girls High School, QEGS and St Paul’s J&I in Alverthorpe.
They are all waving flags and souvenir torches to create a carnival atmosphere.
St Paul’s school governor, Madelene Heaton, said: “We felt it was really important to celebrate the Olympics as the torch comes to Wakefield, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the children. We are ready to make plenty of noise when it arrives.”
The torch was expected to arrive in Wakefield city centre at 11.09am but is delayed by about 15 minutes.
More crowds are gathered in the Bull Ring.
The torch will head down Wentworth Street, passed Wakefield College, The Town hall and into the Bull Ring.
It will then head onto Westmorland Street, the precinct before heading to Kirkgate and the Hepworth Wakefied.
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