24 May 2012>
Bronwen Davies is a schoolgirl who went above and beyond just doing her homework, by being appointed a Climate Change Champion for Wales spreading the message on how to combat Climate Change.
She is one of the nine inspirational people that will be carrying the Olympic Torch through Caerphilly on Saturday 26th May, as it makes its way across Great Britain, in a relay that will engage people from all corners of our nation, inspiring and encouraging people to embrace their 'Moment to Shine'.
This is her story:
"Although I did know of my nomination it still came as a huge surprise to be named as a Torchbearer! Julie Giles from Keep Wales Tidy nominated me for this fantastic opportunity due to the work I had done the previous year as a Climate Change Champion for Wales. I was nominated by Julie for my work throughout Wales and also because I had been given the role of Head Girl in my school for the year 2011/2012.
I didn't think I'd got it so I just let it go and thought it was worth a try but then I discovered that they had sent the email to the wrong email address. I was in the car on the way home from school at the time and I made my mother jump when I screamed and she almost had to pull over. I was astonished, I had thought I hadn't got it and I was completely stunned that I had. I have never thought of the work I do as inspiring but clearly someone did and I am eternally grateful.
I hope I won't crack under the pressure and set my hair on fire or trip over! I will just be so proud to see the people closest to me watching me do something that will stay with me forever. A memory shared is often more enjoyable to reminisce. I look forward to being able to share such an amazing experience and I can't wait to look into their eyes and see the pride I hope they will feel.
It will certainly be picturesque and I think it'll be something the area can hold in its history for many years to come. I am so happy that one of the most prestigious events of the lead up to the games will touch Caerphilly.
I think it's brilliant that this has been made into a community event and I think it's a great way of celebrating such a prestigious event. I'll stay behind as long as I possibly can (as long as there's food involved) and will thoroughly enjoy the day in its entirety, it is a day to remember, not just a brief moment in time."
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