Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart to carry Olympic Torch through Croydon
Actor Patrick Stewart will carry the Olympic Torch in the final frontier of its journey through Croydon.
The Star Trek legend, 72, will bring the flame into St Andrew's School, in Warrington Road, at around 12.50pm on Monday.
St Andrew's headteacher David Matthews said: "The students were already excited at the prospect of hosting the Olympic flame and now they are even more thrilled that such an illustrious celebrity will be bringing it to their school."
The Torch is due to enter the borough in Upper Norwood at approximately 11.20am.
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It will be carried through South Norwood, Thornton Heath, West Croydon and the town centre, before arriving at St Andrew's in the hands of the acclaimed actor, who played Captain Jean Luc Picard in the cult sci-fi series.
The trip to St Andrew's is especially poignant, as the song Carry the Torch - played at the start of the flame's journey in Land's End - was composed by Ian Rae, a music teacher at the school.
Pupils will celebrate the Torch's arrival with an Olympic-themed sports day, before Mr Stewart and dignitaries enjoy lunch.