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Year 7 Field Trip to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Tuesday 9th May saw 28 Year 7 pupils travel to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford in London to study the impact of tourism on the area.

The Olympic Park has been a location that has been visited regularly by the school in recent years, both during the construction and during the games themselves. Pupils on this visit investigated the impact of tourism on the park and specifically focused on how much the park has developed into an environment that is sustainable.

Included in the cost of the trip was entry to the Orbit, which offers panoramic views of the park and also the city of London. Pupils completed field sketches whilst at the top of the orbit and took photographs of the key features, including the Olympic Stadium.

The pupils also conducted some environmental quality surveys and questionnaires with members of the public. The pupils just about managed to fit in an ice cream and some group photographs before heading back to school the same afternoon.

Assistant Principal Mr Reader said: "Some of the pupils commented that they hadn’t visited the Olympic site before. Having been lucky enough to experience some of the events myself during the summer of 2012, it really is essential that our pupils have the opportunity to set foot and walk through such an iconic landscape".

"I was really impressed with how the pupils conducted the questionnaires with members of the public. For a Year 7 pupil to have the confidence to approach strangers and conduct a survey in the manner that they did shows how much self-belief the pupils have developed this year".