Year 10 GCSE Geography students went to Stratford on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July investigating their hypothesis, “Regeneration has a positive impact on quality of life”. This field work forms part of their Paper 3 exam.
We visited Carpenters Estate (which has not been regenerated) and students completed a field sketch and an environmental quality survey. We then walked across to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where students started to see the changes in infrastructure and land use. We walked through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to East Village (which has been regenerated) where students completed their second field sketch and an environmental quality survey.
Back in the classroom, students will now analyse and present their data, before drawing a conclusion about whether the regeneration of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has positively impacted quality of life for the local people.
We were very lucky with the weather on Thursday, but it rained all day on Friday! Despite this, the students were fantastic, and it was a pleasure to take them to Stratford.