Secondary schools

Secondary school is a key time for inspiring young people about their future careers, and helping them gain the confidence and qualifications they need to progress. Our work with secondary school aims to use the Park to enthuse students about learning, and create opportunities for all.

Our vision is to make the Park into an outdoor classroom for schools across the UK. To support secondary school teachers in doing this, we have free lesson plans available at Key Stage 3 for Design and Technology, Physical Education, Geography, Maths and Science – download them here. Lesson plans for Key Stage 4 are currently being developed. 

We are supporting a range of different projects to involve young people in the Park - you can read more about all of them below.

  • For schools based in the London Boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Hackney we run the Go! Network, which aims to connect local schools to the opportunities within the local Park. Go! offers schools a regular newsletter; an assembly pack with information on the regeneration plans for the Park; a plaque to display in the school; and a range of information to be displayed on the Go! noticeboard, along with teacher sanctuary evenings and sessions. 

    Through the network, we keep schools up to date about the educational opportunities that exist within the Park.. Currently the network contains 40 secondary schools – if you’re not a member already, please email

    Find out more about the Go! Network here.

  • We are working with the Field Studies Council to offering secondary schools within Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest free workshops at the View Tube and in the Park. 

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is an inspiring example of science and geography in action including topics such as rebranding, regeneration, sustainability, globalisation and social, economic and environmental Impacts. 

    To find out more about this opportunity please email

  • Tech industries and skills have a key role to play in east London’s future economy - which is why the Legacy Corporation is supporting the Apps for Good project. 

    The programme works with schools across the country to build the next generation of problem solvers and digital makers enhancing students ICT skills with links to the new computing curriculum. They partner with educators in schools to deliver a course to young people, providing course content, training and connecting schools with industry leaders. 

    We are proud to announce that this year we will be supporting an award ensuring that schools from east London participate and take part in this exciting initiative. More detail of our work will be available in late summer. 

    In the meantime, for more information, visit

  • The Legacy Career Tools project aims to inspire and inform young people about the vast range of careers open to them on and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    It includes advice on how to make the best start in your career from people already working on the Park, as well as information on the different companies that are based in the area.

    You can find out more by clicking here.

  • ‘Concept to Catwalk’ is an exciting pan-London challenge for school children in Key Stage 3 and 4 which explores and celebrates the links between fashion and technology, especially focusing on the textile heritage of east London. 

    Students aged between 11 and 16 are invited to design a collection of clothing that reflects twenty-first century lifestyles and technology-led innovation in fashion. Entries will be reviewed by an expert judging panel with the shortlisted concepts being made with the support of recent graduates from Central Saint Martins for a final fashion show in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is at the heart of East London and a cornerstone of the 2012 Olympic Legacy. It is the largest new urban park to be created in over 150 years and is a truly inspiring place. It represents a creative cluster of business, design, technology, sport, leisure and learning that is creating opportunities for local people and driving innovation and growth in London and the UK. 

    We recognise the enormous value of education and the crucial role this plays in shaping lives and opportunities for individuals, communities and businesses. Through this unique Concept to Catwalk project, with our partners; The V&A Museum, University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins and MyKindaCrowd, we aim to excite students about emerging trends in technology, innovation and design through the lens of fashion and with a spot light on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in east London.

    To find out more about the project and register to take part please visit

  • Every year we run an in-school curriculum project. This year, we will be teaming up with the new school on the Park Chobham Academy. This year’s project -This is East 20 - will seek to capture how young people perceive their new environment and its relationship to existing communities nearby.  

    Young people will explore Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas, documenting their experiences of and aspirations for East 20 in an innovative and challenging engagement programme focussed on interactive mapping. 

    The project will result in an innovative guide to East 20, made by and for young people, to include a big picture map, an online resource, mobile app, learning resources and a project video. It will introduce students to the new computing curriculum, whilst enhancing their knowledge covering subjects such as geography, history, sociology, art and design.

    A team of experts will be working on this project, which will include educators, artists, ICT specialists, geographers, cartographers and build environment specialists. The project will help  students at Chobham Academy tell the world how they see London’s  newest neighbourhood.