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The Sacred Heart Language College

Year 11 Geography Field Trip to East Village, Stratford



This term, 75 Year 11 students took part in a geography field trip to East Village, Stratford in the London Borough of Newham. The purpose of this visit was to collect primary data for a geographical enquiry investigating the regeneration of this part of London all linked to the Olympic Legacy. Locating the Games in East London revitalised an industrial wasteland and set the stage for future economic growth in what had been a struggling section of London. East Village was the Olympic Village which was designed to become a vibrant residential community after the Games. The students carried out a variety of surveys to investigate whether East Village is now a sustainable community. We also looked at the   on-going redevelopment of the Olympic Park (now known as The Queen Elizabeth Park). Of course, no visit to Stratford would be complete without a visit to one of the largest shopping centres in Europe – Westfield Stratford City. The students and accompanying staff were rewarded for their hard work by carrying out a spot of retail therapy before making our journey back to Wealdstone.