GCSE Geography Fieldwork
In September, Year 11 geographers visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to research the success of Olympic regeneration project as part of their paper 3 GCSE preparation.
They toured the park, taking in sights such as the Aquatic Centre, the new West Ham Stadium and the Copper Box Arena, and interviewed local residents to get their opinions on how successful the regeneration had been. Student Harry Hyland even managed to get a chance meeting with the Head of the Legacy Commission!
They also collected information on improvements to the environment and measured how busy different parts of the park are so that they could judge how successful the regeneration has been. Students even got to spend some time experiencing one of Europe’s largest urban shopping centres when they visited Westfield Stratford for their lunch break – for many this was the highlight of the day! That and playing on the outdoor gym equipment and play park!
Overall, the students concluded the regeneration has been a success, although it is still a work in progress, with many liking the area so much they said they could happily live there in the future!
Team Leader of Geography