EAST Education Summer School is taking place at Here East this Summer. We are inviting 13 – 16 years olds from the local area to take part in our exciting free Summer School which will be taking place from 30 July – 17 August. 

At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we are creating a new exciting cultural and education district - East Bank - which will see UCL, UAL’s London College of Fashion, Sadler’s Wells and the V&A expand their offer to east London. Ahead of these world class institutions arriving here, they wish to work with local young people in east London as part of this high quality summer school programme.

This free Summer School will give 13 – 16 year olds the chance to try something new and develop skills and knowledge in fashion, printmaking, rap/dance and archaeology. Take a look at the Summer School offer and decide which courses you would like to take part in. 

Applications have now closed. If you have any questions about the Summer School, please contact Layla Conway on 07964108914.

The Summer School will take place at:

Here East
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E20 3BS

Map of the Park 

A free shuttle service operates between Stratford Station and Here East https://hereeast.com/find/directions/shuttle/ 

Application form

EAST Education – Summer School 2018

  • Join spoken word and dance artists from Breakin’ Convention for a week long lyrical and movement experience. You will learn key techniques and skills within the art of spoken word and movement and bring both art forms together to develop a performance.  


  • Would you like to find out what happens after archaeologists excavates objects? What happens when objects come to a museum and go on display for visitors to see them?  This is your chance to handle ancient Egyptian objects, and learn how to catalogue, label and create signage for your own display and present a short informative museum-style talk.


  • Come and explore the themes of equality and women’s liberation through engagement with V&A collection works and the Museum’s new, mobile ‘Museum in a Box’ commission. You will consider the history and power of print making in the context of political action, and learn new design skills by producing your own screen-printed posters on the subject.

  • Come and learn more about the fashion industry in this fun interactive three day course. As part of this course you will learn about the key components of fashion business which will include design, styling, marketing, retail and more.

  • Have you have wondered what techniques go into making shoes? Come and try this one day shoe making workshop – you will be shown how to cut the pattern shapes required to make a shoe and make it up into a footwear prototype.

  • Come and learn about PR and Communication linked to the fashion industry. During this one day workshop you will  have a go at designing a magazine and then a debate later in the afternoon. 

  • UCL Engineering is teaming with DYSON and the James Dyson Foundation to offer a workshop on design engineering and technology. This is a unique opportunity for enthusiastic young people who enjoy making things, designing products and solving problems. Workshop participants will be invited to explore and combine a wide range of materials, tools and technologies, work in teams on a design challenge with other young people and build and prototype a 3D model of your idea. You will get to design and develop a product or device that solves a problem, and learn from award-winning designers and engineers from DYSON and UCL Engineering. All workshop participants will receive exclusive goodies bags from Dyson and UCL Engineering.