Great Baddow Teacher To Carry Olympic Flame

April 2012

Great Baddow High School Deputy Head Teacher Andy Green has been selected to be an Olympic Torchbearer for Essex this summer.

Andy, a lifelong sports fan, was nominated for the honour by his fellow teachers and is now looking forward to the event. He has been a teacher for 39 years, beginning his career as a PE teacher at the Great Baddow School in 1973.

He said: "I am very fortunate and very lucky to have been given this honour.Unbeknown to me I was nominated and accepted, and it was announced in front of everyone at an assembly at school. I am very excited about the Olympics coming up, it is a big deal for me.You do end up thinking, 'what have I done? I do not deserve this incredible privilege'."

Andy has decided to donate the Olympic Torch he carries to Great Baddow High School after the ceremony on July 6.