OLYMPIC TORCH 2.40pm: Excitement is building outside St Thomas a Becket School

St Thomas a Becket pupils get ready to greet the torch
St Thomas a Becket pupils get ready to greet the torch

EXCITEMENT is building outside St Thomas a Becket School in Eastbourne where the torch is about to pass by.

Staff and pupils are gathering outside the school waving banners and bunting and wearing special Olympic-themed hats.