AN Olympic torch bearer has visited a primary school to tell pupils about his role in the sporting event.

Alan Brunksill, 65, of Spennymoor, headed to nearby Byers Green Primary School to show pupils aged four-11-years his Olympic torch.

Retired nurse Mr Brunskill carried the torch through Durham as it passed through the North East recently.

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Bill Kirtley, headteacher at the school, said: "He came and spoke to the pupils in each class about his part in the torch relay.

"He showed them the torch and answered questions from the children.

"It was very good. A lot of the children may not have had the chance to see the torch and with this they got the chance to talk to someone who had carried it."