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Year 7 Geography Trip to Stratford

Students experience the legacy of the 2012 Olympics

Year 7 Geography students recently travelled to East London to explore Stratford and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a view to studying the impact of the regeneration of the area.

             

The students saw the evidence of the enormous changes and investment brought to this formally run-down part of London.  They had the opportunity to see the business, sporting and recreational investment that is the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics, and assess its impact on the community and landscape.                      

The highlight of the day was seeing the amazing view of London from the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park.  At 115m the structure is the tallest sculpture in the UK, and visitors can see up to 20 miles around the city.

It was a beautiful, bright day and students were able to explore the area at its best.  Head of Geography, Mrs Ingham, commented “It was a great experience for all those involved in the trip, and both pupils and staff expressed their awe and wonder at having the opportunity to see London from the Orbit."