Waving red flags and shaking yellow pompoms, hundreds of Leung Kui Kau Lutheran Primary School students were out in the noonday sun on Wednesday, practising their cheering for today's historical 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay. The Sha Tin school is one of the few schools close enough to the relay route to be able to take part in the festivities. 'When the torch passes our school on the dragon boat, it will be greeted by our students who are eager to support the Beijing Olympics,' said Wong Yin-ha, acting principal of the school. When it was announced that the torch would travel along the Shing Mun River, the school seized the opportunity to boost civic education. 'Torchbearers transporting the flame were disrupted in London and Paris. We should do our bit to support our country,' said Ms Wong. In addition to staging mock torch relays, the school has incorporated the Olympics into its curriculum. 'Students are taught about the Olympic mascots and Chinese Olympic athletes in Liberal Studies lessons,' said Ms Wong. Lai Kin-chun, one of the five students selected to play a torchbearer in the mock relay, was extremely excited. 'I lap up everything about the Beijing Olympics,' said the 13-year-old Primary Six pupil. Tsang Yi, another Primary Six student selected to carry the mock flame, relished the chance to spice up the Olympic celebrations. 'I'm proud of my identity. This is the first time China is hosting the Olympics. I'm honoured to play a small part in it,' said the 11year-old.