Thursday, October 6, 2022

Quarry Hill pupils counting down to the Olympics

THIS week (Thursday, 29 March) there are 99 days to go until the Olympic Torch Relay comes through Grays.

As it’s undoubtedly ice cream weather, Thurrock Council thought it was an ideal opportunity to celebrate with a group of pupils from Quarry Hill Primary School in Bradleigh Avenue..

The ice creams — 99s of course — were provided by Freshfill Snack Bar which is on the route of the Friday, 6 July relay.

The youngsters were brought along by Quarry Hill head teacher Martin Cowpland, who said: “Everyone at the school is really excited as the route will be really close by. It’s something the children will be able to remember for the rest of their lives — and the rest of us too.”

Tony Callum, owner of the snack bar added: “It’s great to be on the route of such a historic day in Thurrock and Grays in particular. We’re all counting down the days to watch the Olympic flame pass by us and cheering along with all the crowds”

And he said he intended to go along to one of the four question and answer sessions planned by the council for local people and businesses concerned about how the relay event my affect them.

If you have questions, just come along to one of the events at the Thameside Theatre in Orsett Road, Grays, on Tuesday 3 April, 6pm; Wednesday 4 April 7pm; Tuesday 10 April, 6pm; Wednesday 11 April, 2pm.

Questions can also be emailed to


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