Labasa College students were filled with excitement when they held the Bank South Pacific Torch for the Coca-Cola Games in Labasa yesterday.
The torch arrived from Savusavu Secondary School during its annual pre-Games tour.
Labasa College principal, Brij Mohan said that it was a proud moment for the school to be part in the national event.
"I feel modest that my students had the opportunity to hold the torch and wish good luck to their school athletics," said Mr Mohan.
He said there would be 42 students from his school participating in the Coca-Cola Games in Suva next week.
Bank South Pacific marketing manager, Litia Kurisaqila said she was overwhelmed to see students in Macuata filled with excitement and trying to get a chance to hold the torch.
"We have visited nine schools with the torch in Vanua Levu within two days," said Ms Kurisaqila.
She added that the torch arrived from Suva and rested at Savusavu Secondary School on Tuesday night.
"Yesterday we took the torch to Bua College, Dreketi Secondary School, Seaqaqa Central College, Holy Family Secondary, Labasa College, Labasa Sangam, All Saints Secondary and then to Naleba College," said Ms Kurisaqila.
She said today by midday the torch will be taken to Viti Levu by boat.