Last Friday the Upper Sixth geographers visited Stratford to examine the planning legacy of the Olympic Park.
We were fortunate that this fieldtrip was led by the current President of the Geographical Association, Bob Digby, who is an expert on urban issues in this part of London. Decisions to improve the quality of life in this relatively deprived area were evident in sport, retail and transport led developments.
A significant feature of the day was investigation of the contrasts in the urban environment. This required evaluation of Fish Island, unchanged for over a hundred years; the modern Stratford and Westfield Centres; the rapidly changing 2012 Olympic site, being redeveloped as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; and Crossrail. Each of these planning schemes will have a significant impact on the urban geography of East London.
Katie Holmes, Olivia David and Amy Hunter were fortunate enough to get up close to the Olympic Torch at the Mini Car Dealership in Colchester as part of their promotional work with the Olympics only weeks away.
Framlingham College Senior Deputy Head and Double Olympian, Susan Webber has completed a tour of Suffolk schools giving presentations about her experiences as an athlete at the Olympic Games.
Susan was a key member of the South African Hockey team in the Sydney 2000 games and four years later captained her nation at Athens 2004. She joined Framlingham College in September 2011.
Susan has given illustrated talks to a host of schools including, Orwell Park, Thomas Mills High School, Earl Soham Primary School, Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School, Dennington Primary School and the College’s preparatory school, Brandeston Hall.