Olympic geographers going for gold

Form 7 IB Higher Level geographers recently visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London as part of their studies on sport and tourism.

Teacher of Geography Mr Duncan Wright tells us more:

“Investigating the impact of major sporting events, the park provided an ideal place for the students to reflect on the 2012 Olympic Games and the legacy that has been left, both physically on the ground and also in terms of opportunities for residents and visitors. Having walked through the Westfield Shopping Centre and Stratford International Station, pupils were then able to view and discuss the swimming centre and the main stadium – now used by West Ham Football Club – before going to see some of the spillover effects in neighbouring Hackney Wick. Lunch in the velodrome provided an opportunity to see this magnificent facility from the inside before wandering through the former Athletes Village which is now a mixed residential area.”

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