LVI Geographers investigate the East End
Despite the grey skies and threat of rain the Lower Sixth Geographers’ spirits remained high as they spent a day out in London analysing the regeneration of the East End. Starting in the Docklands, under the shadow of the familiar peak of One Canada Square, the students began their investigation of the regeneration of the docks around Canary Wharf. A tour of the Docklands Museum revealed the rich heritage of the area and the lost way of life of the dockers who once lived and worked there.
Following lunch, the Geographers went further east to Stratford to see for themselves the benefits the Olympic Games are already bringing to this once run-down and deprived borough. With impressive modern apartments springing up around the Olympic Stadium the pupils were left in no doubt that this games will have a lasting legacy for the area and the people who live there. Everyone was left feeling immensely proud to be British.
The day was completed with a visit to the impressive Stratford City, the nearby Westfield shopping centre for a little retail therapy! On return, a happy but very tired group of students were glad to be picked up from Alton Station by their parents just as the heavens opened.
Mr A Thurston