More than 120 students from Derby College will be working with official security personnel and Derbyshire Police to ensure the safety of participants and spectators of the Olympic Torch Relay through the city in June.

Students, who have all undergone stewarding and door supervisor training as part of their public services’ course at Broomfield Hall, will be acting as marshalls along the route as the torch relay weaves through the streets of Derby and then out of the city the following morning to start the next leg of its journey.

Public services lecturer Edwin Watkins, who has led on the Bridging the Gap programme at the college, said: “We are delighted our students have been given this once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in the torch relay in Derby.”

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