The iconic Olympic torch made its way through
Camberwell yesterday, passing Thames Reach’s flagship Employment Academy which
will open later this year and help hundreds of local residents and formerly
homeless people to find work.
As the world’s largest global sporting
event begins, south London enjoyed its moment in the spotlight as the Olympic
torch passed through Wandsworth, Lambeth and Southwark.
Local resident and Guerrilla Gardening
founder Richard Reynolds was nominated to carry the torch through Camberwell
and thousands of local people turned out to cheer the torch as it made its way
through the area.
Employment Academy Development Manager Monica Geraghty said:
"It was fantastic to see so many local people out to celebrate the Olympic
torch passing through Camberwell. There was a real carnival atmosphere on the
streets and lots of people were asking about the Employment Academy building
and what will be happening there when it opens this autumn."
Find out more about the Employment Academy