The Stoke 100 parade, organised by B arts, took place on Wednesday 30th June 2012.
A welcoming procession for the 2012 Olympic Torch and it’s arrival into Stoke on Trent later that evening.
This parade, the Stoke 100, was all about community – the schools and colleges coming together with dancers and singers and musicians from across the city, volunteers stewarding the route, handing out water bottles, keeping everyone happy and on track, jigging along to the music and having a great time with flags and costumes to add amazing colour to Stoke on Trent. It was such a great atmosphere.
People were gushing about how happy they were to be there, to be involved in such a huge coming together if people.
Teachers with their school children were so happy with how it had been organised and some were even getting quite emotional about how wonderful they felt to be there.
This is what the Olympics is good at, no matter what country wins whatever medals… Its all about people and what you can achieve.