Sixth form Geography students and their Geography mascot ‘Brixton’ headed off to the ‘big city’ this term. The group braved rush hour on the tube and headed for a guided tour of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Students explored the regeneration process that was undertaken to host the Olympics and the continued investment in the area since 2012, when the world’s spotlight shone on London for the Olympic and Paralympics Games. 10 years later, that legacy lives on at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a world leading destination for sport, entertainment, culture, education and relaxation as well as a global centre for enterprise.
The next stop for our students was Canary Wharf and one of London’s oldest markets, Borough Market, to carry out a place study. The stalls and stands were all completely distinctive, unique in the food they sold and in the people who sold it.
Students made their final stop at St Paul’s Cathedral and Paternoster Square to complete a final place study and to explore the process of placemaking across the capital city.
A busy but very enjoyable trip.