BLACKWOOD Comprehensive school has been chosen as one of just seven in Wales to do a guard of honour for the Olympic athletes in London.

At the start of the Athletes' Parade on July 27, the pupils will be part of 2,000 schoolchildren who will line the route of the procession from the Olympic Village to the Olympic Stadium, holding lanterns and banners to support the athletes.

The 250 schools have been selected through the reward and recognition programme of Get Set, the official London 2012 education programme.

They have demonstrated a commitment to living the Olympic and Paralympic values and incorporating them into their school lives and curriculum.

The participating teams enter the stadium, nation by nation and in alphabetical order, according to the language of the host country and IOC protocol order apart from the Greek team which enters first for the Olympic Games, and the team of the host nation, who enter last.