PUPILS from Catshill Middle School will be part of a massive guard of honour at the London Olympic Games which will welcome the world’s best athletes.

The children will join 249 other schools from across the UK and make up the 2,000-strong guard hich will line the route to the Olympic Park before the opening ceremony on Friday, July 27.

They will hold lanterns and banners they have created to support one of the 204 competing teams.

Catshill was selected for this honour through its involvement with Get Set network, which is the official London 2012 education programme.

The students have already been learning about the culture and athletes of the Somalian team as part of their celebrations for London 2012 World Sport Day, which takes place on Monday, June 25.

World Sport Day, presented by Lloyds TSB, will see schools across the UK join together to celebrate the coming together of different cultures.

As well as having the opportunity to cheer on the world’s best athletes and be part of a global moment, the children will also get the exciting chance to tour the Olympic Park and see some of the London 2012 venues.