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The legacy of London 2012

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Information about the timeline for redevelopment of the Olympic Park and the regeneration of East London over the next 18 years. This page also includes questions for students to help them consider the legacy of London 2012.

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London 2012 fieldwork ideas

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Background information about the Olympic Park, Stratford, Westfield, Hackney Wick, Fish Island and Canary Wharf together with maps, fieldwork survey sheets and links to further resources. This area also includes a Risk Assessment sheet which you can adapt to your own needs.

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London 2012 photos

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A selection of photographs for use in the classroom including numerous shots of the Lea Valley area before work on the Olympic Park commenced, Hackney Wick, Stratford, Westfield and the Olympic Park at various stages of construction.

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Olympic Torch route GIS activities

Torch route map

The Olympic Torch relay toured the UK for 70 days before the London 2012 Olympic Games. We've compiled some guidance and activity ideas to help you investigate the route using ArcGIS Online.

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London 2012 links and further resources

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A selection of links to useful websites including official bodies, local authorities and organisations, news articles and videos, photographs, maps and teaching resources, other areas of Planet Sport and GA journal articles.

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KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit

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Faster, Higher, Stronger - Is the Olympics the best way to regenerate East London? includes ten lesson plans for teaching Key Stage 3 geography students about the London 2012 Paralympic and Olympic Games.

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Aiming for Gold DVD

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This interactive DVD, produced by Pumpkin TV with the support of the Geographical Association, focuses on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the opportunities it will provide for regeneration in East London.

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15:31 - 08/12/11

Anyone interested in getting further photos of the site now? Would be great to compare with old stuff




10:33 - 26/02/12

where can i find a newspaper article on olympics 2012, telling me also why its to do with geography
like: weather etc.




11:27 - 04/07/12

this is a greatv website




09:09 - 11/07/12

i love olympics




03:05 - 07/08/12

what a great website :)

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